Membership is voluntary but it helps our neighborhood. Association dues are only $45 a year and improve our community in many ways including: bridge area landscape maintenance and building a sense of community through our yard sales and holiday events.  To join the Vista Del Rio Resident’s Association print out, complete, and send in the membership form with payment (payment and mailing details are located on the form).


What do annual membership dues of $45 provide?

Common Area Landscape Maintenance (Bridges & Entrance area)

• Yard Sales in April– Friday & Saturday Ads in the Star & Craig’s List

• Halloween Security Patrol

• Holiday Hay Ride – Professional Stables & Insurance

• Holiday Lighting Contest – Awards

• Communicate to Residents by Printing & Distributing at least 5 Yearly Newsletters and event flyers

• Update and Maintain VDR website:

• Liability Insurance: Hay Ride, Yard Sales, Annual Meeting, Social Events

• Administration of $65K Tohono O’odham Grant received in June 2005 to “assist with expansion and educational programs at Archaeology Park.” – Day at the Park – Old Pueblo Archaeology, March 13, 2010 between 9am-3pm (collaborations with GS & several local private and public schools)

• Annual Meeting Costs

• Maintain Banking Accounts: Operations from Membership Dues, Archaeology Site Contributions, and $65K Grant funds

• Social Events: Summer Social

• Crime Prevention Awareness – Conduct crime prevention presentations in collaboration with TPD and Pima County Attorney’s Office and arrange for Neighborhood Watch presentations as requested.


You can count on your board of directors to:

• Hold regular meetings to plan activities and events & carry out all logistical aspects of plans

• Hold an annual meeting and the election of residents to the board of directors

• Be Stewards of the Vista Del Rio Cultural & Resource Park – weekly clean-up

• Create, copy and distribute, by walking door to door, the newsletters and other notices

• VDR Cultural Resource Park (Archaeology Park) Stewardship for preservation and appropriate use of park

• Maintain a positive relationship with the Ward 2 Council Office

• Maintain a working relationship with Eastside Parks & Recreation Supervisor, Midge Irwin

• Continue a collaborative relationship with Casa Rio Homeowners’ Association

• Arrange to have the trash & weeds removed in the wash

• Respond to inquiries and concerns

Honors & Awards:

• May 31, 2009 – 2009 Historic Preservation Certificate from the Tucson-Pima County Historical Commission

• June 2007 – 2007 Tucson Xeriscape Contest Winner – for public education/archaeological & use of native plants

• June 10, 2005 – 2005 Governors Heritage Preservation Honor Award

• 2005 – Funding of $65K from a portion of the Tohono O’odham Nation gaming revenues to assist with expansion (park up-keep

and stewardship) and educational programs for the Vista Del Rio Cultural and Resource Center (Park).

Click here to print a membership form.  If you do not have Acrobat Reader 5.0 or newer installed on your computer, you may download it for free from Adobe’s website by clicking here.



8 thoughts on “Membership

  1. Mail was also found at four way stop wash and in yard on Essel Drive. Police very notified and came out.


  2. You might have your committees confused … It’s an Architectural Committee not an Archaeology. Archaeology is the study of human history and I don’t think you intended that.


  3. This group is funny. I weeded my yard as soon as the rains were done and I just got a letter today complaining about my weeds. There’s next to no weeds in my yard. Get a hobby or something.


  4. Patricia, this is definitely an archaeological committee as archaeological remains such as pottery shards (not human remains) were found in the block of undeveloped desert land you’ll see when you first enter the neighborhood. I know because I worked for the company that surveyed the land, Desert Archaeology. The developer of this neighborhood decided to preserve this site after the remains were found. There’s a placard in the park that explains all this, as well as a paved path so visitors can walk through.


  5. Very soon to be new to the area and this site is gold. Is there actually a group that maintains this or is it just some scam to get $45 from folks? If there is a group, who could I contact about community projects or really, anything about this association?


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