We’re the Friends of Catalina State Park

Supporting Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona

Thank you for visiting us online.  The pictures above were all taken at Catalina State Park by some of the many people who love the park.  On our website you will also find contact information, news about what we’ve been doing and information about the Adopt-a-Saguaro program. You can also support Catalina State Park by buying a brick, buying a bench, or by participating in the art wall, phase 2 that we plan to erect at the trailhead. (Look for further information in March). Before you leave our site, we hope you will Become a Friend.  By becoming a Friend, you help support, preserve, and protect our beautiful and precious Catalina State Park.

The Park is Open!

The park is open!  As of April 2021 Catalina State Park is open for fun and adventure. Since March 2020 the park has been partially open for limited activities. On April 2, park manager Steve Haas said “ we are completely open now, meaning the campgrounds, group areas, and trails within the state park are open to all. Also the highly popular concerts in the park series will start up again the first Saturday in May“. Unfortunately the Forest Service trails will be closed until October of this year. This includes the popular trail to Romero Pools.

Music in the Mountains

photo of concert series banner
Concerts are held on the first Saturday of the month – and sometimes on the third Saturday of the month as well!
Come out and enjoy an evening of music at the trailhead with standard park admission.
Bring a chair, and your own food and water to enjoy these concerts that are supported by FOCSP!
Please note: Concerts will be cancelled during severe weather. The latest information on concert dates and performers at Catalina State Park ​here

Bird Walks

The many trails in the park provide great opportunities to see birds.  In addition, there are regular bird walks from October into April led by local experts.

Bird walks are held each Tuesday and Sunday. Meet the leaders in the Trailhead parking lot at 8 AM, no reservations required.

See the Park’s events schedule for changes in times and meeting places.

View the full event calendar here.

Birding Group in Catalina State Park