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With its scenic desert terrain, the Catalina Highlands community in Tucson offers residents a quiet refuge.
Catalina Highlands encompasses ZIP code 85749. The community is bounded by East Calle Descanso on the north, North Avenida De Pimeria Alta and East Catalina Highway on the east, East Catalina Highway on the south, and North Houghton Road on the west. While the area is primarily residential, it also includes a variety of shops, restaurants, and service establishments.
Of the many appealing aspects of Catalina Highlands is McDonald District Park, which sits outside of the community, to the west. This 38-acre public park includes a general-use area and an off-leash dog park. The general-use area has volleyball and basketball courts; football, baseball, and soccer fields; batting cages; a playground; picnic areas; and hiking and biking trails. The dog park lies behind the ball fields and offers trees, shade, and plenty of grassy areas for dogs to roam. There is a section for large dogs and another for smaller breeds.
Not far to the east is Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Regional Park. This 101-acre public park is set against the stunning backdrop of the Santa Catalina and Rincon Mountains. The park features a historic ranch house and art gallery, as well as naturalist-led walking tours to view the park’s natural spring and pond, desert plants, and wildlife. Visitors also have access to tree-shaded picnic areas.