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Tommy J. DeBardeleben

Northsight Park Maps

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Map # 1:  A close up view of Northsight Park

This shows the general park boundaries.  The best spot in the park birding wise is along the northwest side of the park, where mesquite and paloverde habitat provides good cover and habitat for the birds.

 

Northsight Park # 2:  Finding Northsight Park from the Loop 101

Accessing Northsight Park is done best by exiting the Pima Freeway (Loop 101 E) on one of the nearby cross streets.  One of the exits would be Thunderbird Road, which turns into Northsight Blvd.  Just north of this exit is the exit to Raintree Drive.  Take either of these exits west to access the park.  If using the Raintree Drive exit, proceed 0.3 miles west after exiting off of the 101 and take Raintree Dr. to Northsight Blvd.   Take Northsight Blvd shortly south for 0.2 miles (just past Evans Rd) to the turnoff to Northsight Park on the west side of Northsight Blvd.  If using the Thunderbird Rd/Northsight exit, take that route 0.5 miles west which curves in the northward direction to the turnoff to the park.  Northsight Park will be on the west side of the road if using this exit also (Remember, Thunderbird Rd. turns into Northsight Blvd.).  If coming north up Northsight looking for the park and Evans Rd. is reached, than you've come too far.  The park is just south of Evans Rd. 

 

Map # 3:  A distant overview of the area where Northsight Park is located

If taking regular streets other than freeway, the main border streets that are close to the park are N Hayden Rd. on the west, E Cactus Rd. on the south, and the 101 (Pima Freeway) on the east.  If on Cactus, one can take 84th street north for one mile, which eventually runs through the southside of Northsight Park into the park's parking area.

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