The park itself was formally dedicated in 1985 to create something natural and beautiful in the NE part of Tucson. 12 acres were later added, so that the park now totals 49 acres.
There are actually 5 season in the area, and the park has an area to highlight each one. There are "dry" gardens, some that are watered, a saguaro cactus trail, etc. There is also a wall depicting the geological development of the area, the Santa Catalina mountains.
There were a number of cholla cacti in the park. This is a small one.
See the horse behind the cacti
This one has at least seventeen limbs so much be well over 100 years old.