Fun in the Sun

We Are Not Just about Research and Work

Here at the Southwestern Research Station guests are able to enjoy many hiking trails, clear skies, and a multitude of birding possibilities--all within a walking distance away. But did you know we provide many on-site activities, too? On our grounds guests can find a horseshoe pit, volleyball and basketball nets, a ping pong table, a 72 degree thermal-fed reservoir, and many board games.

SWRS pool

Throughout the year, we are known to host a variety of public gatherings. These events include spring flings, July 4th celebrations, Halloween parties, Christmas dances, and New Year's celebrations. If you visit us during a certain time of year, you are welcome to join in our annual horseshoe and ping pong tournaments, too!

SWRS Parade 1

4th of July Parade

SWRS Party

YMCA anyone?

Our guests and community enjoy attending the SWRS celebrations.

SWRS Tournament

Ultimate Frisbee

A bright, sunny sky and enough green to make you question if you are really in Arizona.

Volunteers enjoy being a part of the local 4th of July parade in their homemade float.

Michele Lanan

4th of July Parade

SWRS Pumpkins

Halloween Decor

What is a Halloween party without festive pumpkins?