Just north of Tucson, the town was founded in 1974 and continues to grow today. Oro Valley is a community with plenty of fun for all ages. Many programs are sponsored by the town’s Parks and Recreation Department, including Spring Break Nature Camp at Catalina State Park, the Oro Valley Walking Club, The Nature of Oro Valley Parks Bird & Nature Walks, children and adults’ aerobics and dance, organized hikes, adult fitness and personal training, All Age Tennis Tournament, dog obedience classes, yoga, Tai Chi, and much more. Just a short drive can bring residents to attractions like Picacho Peak State Park, Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Old Tucson Studios, Saguaro National Monument West, San Xavier Mission, and Biosphere 2, a three-acre model of the earth's ecosystem. There’s certainly no shortage of things to do!