Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch, Gilbert

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  • The Preserve at Water Ranch is a great place to walk, have a picnic, enjoy the wildlife and is a photographers delight. Great place to view Great Herons, White Egrets, Night Herons, Coots, White Geese...  more »
  • This place is gorgeous and well kept. It is the perfect spot for a photographer to go and get shots with different types of scenery all in one area. There is water, a bridge, desert brush, cacti...and...  more »
  • My son in law recently took me here to walk with his dogs. The parking is kind of iffy but we did find that you can park in the library lot and have access to a couple entrances. The place is beautifu...  more »
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  • I love the Riparian Preserve. It's a great place to go when you want to be outside but don't want to do a full blown hike. Depending on which trails you go on you can make your walk as long or short as you'd like. It doesn't get boring because there are so many different sections to the Preserve, different lakes, plants, etc. I imagine if you were into bird watching this would be heaven because there are so many different kinds like swans, ducks, and humming birds. You can even read about how the water basins work and provide water to the city. A lesson and a walk!
  • Beautiful, peaceful, and very well cared for. Everyone was really kind. There is plenty of shade but almost all the walking is on dirt/gravel trails so consider that when picking your shoes and being plenty of water. There was a lot of wildlife who were very active and not too skittish. There are tons of photo opportunities not only of nature and wildlife but also to put people. This was my first time coming and I will definitely be back.
  • I come here often! It's great for walking and seeing wildlife in a beautiful setting (I've seen everything from lizards, bunnies, snakes, turtles, dragonflies, hummingbirds, and DOZENS of other bird species). Dog friendly (leashed). There are even horse paths for riders. It is well maintained and the best part is that it is FREE. Located right next to the Southeast Regional Library. There are several ponds (though not all of them have water at the same time). There is a stream that is relaxing to hear. Very educational if you want to read plaques about the habitat or visit the paleontology dig site (kids like this). Parking is limited so go early or park at the library and walk over. I've enjoyed this site early in the morning when the critters are out to when the sun is setting over the ponds. Beautiful any time of day!
  • Great park to take walks/runs. Not too crowded and if it is, everyone stays on their own path. Not a park to take a child to if you're looking for a decent sized playground. They have a small one, but I don't even think I consider it a playground. My daughter loves coming here to see the ducks!
  • I went here with my boyfriend for a walk. There were so many birds and bunnies! It's definitely a fun family friendly park. Many families were having photography sessions. It's also fishing friendly if that's something you're interested in. There's even the canal right outside of the park if you want to go for a run.
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