Sweetwater Wetlands


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Download the Sweetwater Wetlands Location Map
(2511 W. Sweetwater Drive; updated Jan. 2020)

Click here to go to Sweetwater Wetlands Facebook page.

Tucson Water supports everyone's enjoyment of Sweetwater Wetlands as long as the following guidelines are respected:

  • Do not interfere with or feed the wildlife.
  • No dogs, horses, bicycle riding, or fishing are allowed.
  • Glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.
  • Do not play music.
  • Do not damage park facilities or leave litter behind.
  • Do not interfere with wildlife or other guests’ activities.
  • Be mindful of surroundings and any children around.
  • Stay out of the water and basins.

For more information, select from the links below or e-mail Tucson Water's Public Information / Conservation Office (PICO).

About Sweetwater Wetlands

The Sweetwater Wetlands is a water treatment facility, an urban wildlife habitat, and an outdoor classroom.

Field Guides

Two guides are designed to enrich your experience at the Sweetwater Wetlands.

Self-Guided Tours

Arizona Project WET offers unique visitor experiences at this popular 60-acre site.

Mosquito Abatement

Tucson Water is a partner in local efforts to protect residents from the West Nile and Zika viruses.

Annual Controlled Burn

In early March, Tucson Water and the Tucson Fire Department conduct a controlled burn to remove dead and thatched bulrush and cattail which could stifle new spring growth.​