Pima Prickly Park is an educational joint venture between the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society and Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation that was formalized in August, 2011. The objective is to develop gardens and other facilities to demonstrate the environmental and economic use of cacti and other succulent plants for home and commercial landscaping.
Saguarohenge: A sacred space for reflection and pondering the ancient relationships between people and our special Sonoran Desert.
Ferocactus Garden: A great mass planting collection of Barrel Cactus showcasing many species not usually seen.
Agave Garden: A selection of agaves planted on mounds and in mass arrangements.
Cholla Forest Maze: A collection of various cholla showing their varied spines and vibrant colors when in bloom. Walk through the maze and ease your jumping cholla fears.
Hummingbird Garden: A Selection of favorite hummingbird plants to attract our great pollinators.
North American Butterfly Association: The Park received a certificate stating that the park's plants provide resources that increase the world's population of butterflies.
Pima Prickly Park
3500 W River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85741
Dawn to Dusk
A large rare Cephelocereus senilis (16.5 feet) rescued and planted at Pima Prickly Park by our volunteers.
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