LIST: Free sandbags available throughout southern Arizona

Each year, free sandbags are made available at locations across southern Arizona.
Each year, free sandbags are made available at locations across southern Arizona.
Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 3:38 PM MST|Updated: Jul. 25, 2022 at 12:09 PM MST
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TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Monsoon is here and there are several locations to pick up sandbags in southern Arizona.

KOLD will continue to update this list as more locations open. If you know of any in your area, please let us know by emailing


Sandbags are available until the Operation Splash Program ends in mid-September at the Hi Corbett Field east parking lot, 700 S. Randolph Way.

The self-serve station is to be available 24/7 ahead of the first forecasted storm. Sand and bags are provided, but you need to bring your own shovel.


Self-serve sandbag filling locations will be activated based on the weather forecast. When severe weather is forecasted, the Town will notify residents and activate those three locations.

Once activated, sandbags can be picked up at the following locations:

  • Marana Heritage River Park: 12280 N. Heritage Park Drive
  • Camino de Manana and Tangerine Road, NE corner: 4228 W. Tangerine Road
  • Silverbell Road and Linda Vista Boulevard, SE corner: 8057 W. Linda Vista Boulevard

There is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.

Oro Valley

Town residents can pick up sandbags through the duration of the 2022 monsoon (or while supplies last) at Naranja Park, 810 W. Naranja Drive.

Due to limited supplies, there is a limit of 10 sandbags per vehicle.

At Naranja Park, follow the signs to an area about 600 feet north of the “Christmas tree recycling lot,” on the west side of the entry road.

Sandbags are self-service; the town will provide the bags and sand, but you will need to bring your own shovel and load your own sand.

Anyone who needs assistance can make an appointment with town staff to pick up pre-bagged sand at a designated time. To book your appointment please contact staff at Stormwater Utility at 520-229-4850 or

Pima County (includes Sahuarita and Green Valley)

Pima County is providing sandbags at the following locations:

  • 1313 S. Mission Road at the PCDOT maintenance yard
  • 9787 S. Snyder Road at Snyder and Lason
  • 1854 E. Ina Road at Pima Canyon and Ina
  • 12681 N. Sabino Canyon Parkway at Carter Canyon and Sabino Canyon Parkway
  • 3885 E. Golder Ranch Drive at Golder Ranch Fire Department, Station 370
  • 210 Continental Road, Green Valley FD, Station 153 in Green Valley
  • Intersection of Country Club Rd and Dawson Road in Sahuarita

Cochise County (Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Elfrida and Willcox)

  • 901 E. Fourth Street in Benson
  • 1229 Hereford Road in Bisbee
  • 3665 N. Leslie Canyon Road in Douglas
  • 3988 W. Thompson Road in Elfrida
  • 500 W. Railroad Avenue in Willcox

Santa Cruz County (Patagonia, Rio Rico, Sonoita and Tubac)

Santa Cruz County will provide sand and bags for county residents at the following locations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.:

  • 3173 SR 83 at the Sonoita Fire Station in Sonoita
  • 142 N. Third Avenue at the Patagonia Fire Station in Patagonia
  • 957 Calle Calabasas (off of West Frontage Road) at Fire Station II in Rio Rico
  • 822 Pendleton Drive (Ruby Road intersection) at Fire Station III in Rio Rico
  • 22267 W. Frontage Road at Fire Station I in Tubac
  • 1360 W. Frontage Road (near Camino Lito Galindo) at Fire Station II in Rio Rico
  • 330 Camino Josefina at Fire Station III in Rio Rico
  • 149 Ruta Camaron at Fire Station IV in Rio Rico

Limit: 10 sandbags per residence. Bring your own shovel.

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