As you walk into the Plaza, take a few minutes to absorb the charming panoramic view of the multiple planting beds against the 1937 Santa Fe style home and the desert beyond the plaza. This is the perfect place to relax, and it is especially beautiful when the wildflowers are in bloom (April/May). Look carefully at your feet for the Park’s logo rattlesnake in the sidewalk of the plaza. Then, check your watch against our innovative sundial. Carved from Coconino sandstone, the sundial was designed specifically for Tucson latitude and longitude. Don’t miss the world’s largest recorded Foothills Palo Verde tree at the southeast end of the Plaza, about fifteen steps along the brick sidewalk leading to the Performance Garden. In the center of the Plaza, look for a small stream where you might catch a glimpse of cardinals, Gila woodpeckers or cactus wrens splashing under the foliage, queen butterflies sampling the nectar of the Ageratum, or maybe even a Bobcat catching a quick drink!
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