The park is open Wednesday-Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Become a Junior Ranger
If you're between ages 6–12, you can become a Junior Ranger at Tubac Presidio State Historic Park! Pledge to do your part to help preserve the beauty of the park for everyone to enjoy!
On this page, you can download a Junior Ranger activity for this park that you can complete on your own. It's just one of the fun activities you can do to become a Junior Ranger. After you complete it, bring it with you to the park and you're on your way to becoming a Junior Ranger.
When you visit the park ask for a full Junior Ranger booklet at the Visitor Center. Complete the activities during your visit and then bring it to a Park Ranger for review. When a Park Ranger approves your work you'll be asked to take the Junior Ranger Pledge and get sworn in as our newest Junior Ranger. You'll also be given a Junior Ranger Button. We hope to see you at the park!
Activity Sheet Summary
Life in the Spanish Colony of Tubac: What would your life in Tubac be like in the 1700s? Life was different 200 years ago! Everything you had would have been made by hand. You would have had to make adobe blocks to build a house, raise your own garden and sheep for food, and sew your own clothes. Houses were small, usually only one room. (It’s hard work building with adobe, they didn’t build houses any bigger than necessary!) Most of your family’s activities and cooking were done outside. Answer the following questions and design your own basket.
Download 1-Page Activity Sheet
Other activities may be offered through the Friends of Tubac Presidio State Historic Park. Please visit their website for more information.
Pledge & Button
Junior Ranger Pledge: “As an Arizona State Parks Junior Ranger, I pledge to help the park rangers protect and preserve habitat, wildlife, and help keep the park clean and safe for visitors and wildlife.”
Remember, you can become a Junior Ranger at nearly all Arizona State Parks. So explore our website and visit the FOR KIDS page for each park for more activities.
Junior Ranger Button: Show everyone that you're a Junior Ranger! After you complete your activities and take the Junior Ranger Pledge you'll receive a Junior Ranger Button. You can pin it to your pack, put it on a bulletin board, or proudly wear it. Check out the button for this park in the picture.