Steam Pump Ranch


NOTICE:  With the warmer weather, desert creatures will become more active.  This may include rattlesnakes, scorpions, coyotes, and javelina.  Please tread carefully and keep dogs on a leash.

Residents of the Santa Cruz Valley in Southern Arizona, generally perceive the Town of Oro Valley as a vigorous young community, but in reality, it has a very deep history in this region. Steam Pump Ranch represents a living piece of that history.

Since being purchased by the Town in 2008 the 16-acre property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and the Steam Pump Ranch buildings have undergone significant rehabilitation for preservation and public access.

Steam Pump Ranch grounds are open to the public from sunrise to sunset with office hours in the restored Garage Building Monday-Friday 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. All dogs must be on a leash due to the historic nature of the grounds.

The Heirloom Farmers Market takes place on the premises every Saturday and Town of Oro Valley hosts Second Saturday events alongside the Heirloom Farmers Market from October through April. Many special events and community events take place at the ranch throughout the year. Please visit the Parks and Recreation homepage for more information on upcoming events.

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Second Saturdays at Steam Pump Ranch

One of Steam Pump Ranch's favorite community events, Second Saturdays, takes place on the second Saturday of each month from October through April. Hours are 9am to 1pm October through March. Hours are 8am to 12pm, April 13, 2024, for the town birthday event, Celebrate OV!

All Second Saturday activities are free, but you will want to bring shopping money for the markets and food vendors!

Second Saturdays at SPR with visitors and speaker

Special offerings through our Community Partners are: 

  • Tours of the historic Pusch House Museum and Steam Pump Ranch led by members of the Oro Valley Historical Society
  • Prehistoric demonstrations and activities led by Archaeology Southwest in the ranch's Heritage Garden
  • Oro Valley Farmers Market part of the Heirloom Farmers Markets in the Ramada area

Special offerings by the Parks and Recreation Department are: 

  • The Makers Market(PDF, 1MB)  featuring arts and crafts from community creatives
  • Kids' Crafts and Activities facilitated by Parks and Rec Staff in the restored Garage building or in the Heritage Garden

Artists and Makers who are interested in becoming part of the Makers Market, please visit this page to learn more and complete an application!

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Makers Market at Steam Pump Ranch

The Makers Market at Steam Pump Ranch(PDF, 2MB) celebrates our community and all the wonderful art we create!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor at the Makers Market, please complete an application! Applications are reviewed on a continuous basis.  

Registration fee for approved vendors: $20-30/month

Vendors do not have to commit to every month, and are able to register for only the dates that work for them.

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Friday Night Concerts at Steam Pump Ranch


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