Recreational Park Areas

There are numerous natural areas throughout the Rancho Vistoso community for the enjoyment of all residents.  A system of nature paths traverses the community north to south. Our major thoroughfares include bike-ways to encourage non-motorized modes of transportation.  There are 11 parks in Rancho Vistoso, including 10 neighborhood parks that are owned by the Vistoso Community Association (VCA) and maintained with our assessments. 

All of the parks have the following general rules:

  • Hours: Sunrise to 10:00 PM
  • No glass containers
  • No Alcohol
  • No Vandalism – Report it – There is a reward.
  • Please remove all debris and refuse
  • Children under 6 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
  • No dogs off leash
  • Pick up all pet waste

Rancho Vistoso residents are fortunate to have a vast variety of parks within our community.   Parks and open space have been noted to promote physical activity, reduce stress, improve air quality, and in general increase quality of life.  Parks and open space can fulfill basic human needs such as connection to neighbors and friends, connection to self, and connection to nature. 

The table below can help you identify the park and desired amenity.  We hope you will take advantage of the many resources in Rancho Vistoso. 



Park Name Big Wash  Cortona Hohokam Honey Bee Monticello Somerset Canyon Sunset Ridge Torreno East Torreno
Wildlife Ridge  Woodshade Trail
Restrooms     x x           x  
Water Fountain x   x x       x x    
Park Benches x x x x x x x x x x x
Picnic Tables   x x x x x x x x x x
BBQ Grill   x x x x x x     x  
Covered Ramada   1 3 2 1 1       1  
Walking Trails x   x x     x     x x
Playground x   x   x x x     x  
Senior Fitness Equipment     x                
Tennis Courts     x                
Basket Ball Court     x   x x x  x   x  
Baseball Diamond                   x  
Volleyball Court     x       x     x  
Horeseshoe Pit     x                
Dog Park     x                

Honey Bee Canyon Park

Honey Bee Canyon Park is 60 acres in size and offers opportunities for passive recreation, including hiking, picnicking and general enjoyment of the great outdoors.

Wildlife Ridge Park

Time to enjoy the outdoors! The Wildlife Ridge Park offers a baseball diamond, basketball and volleyball courts, large playground equipment, a ramada, picnic tables, restrooms and barbecues. There is also a large green space, connecting trails, and a spectacular mountain views to enjoy.

Big Wash Park

Big Wash Park is a small park, tucked in a quiet area so you can enjoy the offering of park facilities such as a playground, connecting trails, and benches for enjoying the sunshine. The park is located off Vistoso Village Drive and Rancho Vistoso Boulevard.

Cortona Park

Nice place to get away with the kids. Shaded and grassy areas. Equipped for outdoor eating.

Hohokam Park

Hohokam Park is a beautiful and large park featuring an enclosed dog park, playground equipment, three ramadas, barbecues, restroom facility, trails, tennis, volleyball and basketball courts. You can see gorgeous views of the mountains from almost every area of the park, even from the generous spots for shade.

Sunset Ridge Park

Enjoy the offering of park facilities such as picnic tables, barbecues, a playground, and volleyball and basketball courts. While there are no ramadas or restrooms,  there is a large green space with a connecting nature trail great for walks and breathtaking views.

Monticello Park

Nice place to get away with the kids. Shaded and grassy areas. Equipped for outdoor eating.

Somerset Canyon Park

Somerset Canyon park is a great, cozy area with a playground, a ramada, picnic tables, and barbeques. This is a great area to take a break, take a breath, and revel in the desert beauty.

Torreno West Park

Shaded play area equipped with slides, climbing wall, and money bar structure. Great place to take your younger children or to relax and enjoy the sunset.

Torreno East Park

Partially shaded by trees with picnic table. Rolling grassy area, and park benches to rest or watch action on basketball court.

Woodshade Trail Park

Tree lined concrete path nestled between the communities of Sunset Ridge and Vistoso Village. Just a 5 minute walk leads to Sunset Ridge Park. Easy access off of Rancho Vistoso Boulevard. Parking and access also available at the west end of park at Woodburne Avenue at W. Klinger Canyon Drive. The paved trail ends at Hidden Springs drive but you can continue on for about 1/4 mile through the desert on an unpaved trail to reach Hohokam Park.