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Feliz Paseo Park
Feliz Paseo Park features a sensational setting with the Tucson Mountains as a backdrop, diverse native vegetation, deep washes, a wildlife waterhole, and interesting geologic features. The site offers wildlife viewing opportunities for people of all abilities, and is close to Tucson on the route...
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Ed Pastor Kino Ecosystem Restoration Project (KERP)
Description: The riparian and open water components of this site provide invaluable habitat for urban wildlife, as well as an important public education tool. The project restores the flood-control basin to a habitat similar to that of the original Tucson Basin, including riparian, mesquite bosques, upland, creosote, and grassland. Outstanding views of the restored native habitat are available from the path that circles the site.

Wildlife to Watch: Displaced burrowing owls that have lost their habitat due to development are relocated to KERP, with the installation of numerous burrowing owl nesting tunnels. Approximately 30 burrowing owls have been successfully relocated. You also may see cottontail rabbit, black-tailed jackrabbit, red-tailed hawk, red-winged blackbird, Gambel’s quail, tiger whiptail, common side-blotched lizard, and a variety of ducks.

Special Tips: The Tucson Audubon Society leads monthly bird walks here on the fourth Saturday of the month.

Other Activities: 2.2-mile loop trail around perimeter of the 141-acre site

Ownership: Pima County 
Size: 141 acres 
Closest Town: Tucson

RestroomsParkingHikingPicnic tablesDrinking WaterRV Pullout

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Red-winged Blackbird - photo by USFWS
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Driving Directions:
KERP is north of Ajo Way and west of Country Club Road in Tucson. From Kino Parkway, go east on Ajo Way. Turn left (north) on Forgeus. Follow the signs to the Kino Recreation Center or Sam Lena Park, and park there. KERP is north and west of the park and the recreation center. From the east, go west on Ajo Way and turn right (north) on Country Club Road. Take the first left into Sam Lena Park. KERP is to the north and west of the park.

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Ed Pastor Kino Ecosystem Restoration Project (KERP) : Wildlife Viewing Area