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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.
- Opens: Approximately sunrise
- Closes: Approximately sunset
- Mondays: Opens to visitors at 9 a.m., once larvicide application is completed.
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.
Two guides are designed to enrich your experience at the Sweetwater Wetlands.
Arizona Project WET offers unique visitor experiences at this popular 60-acre site.
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.