GPANA Makes a Difference...

The Gates Pass area of the Tucson Mountains would look very different without the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association. Our members are well-informed, work passionately to retain the character of our amazing Sonora Desert, and we vote!


We are not done, more to come!  Major properties are still in play in the Gates Pass neighborhoods, plus ongoing issues including roads...

Beginnings:  a  proposed apartment complex up Trails End Road galvanized our first neighborhood organizer...


Tucson Mountain Park: our neighborhood associations facilitated significant additions to the Park, plus we work to promote its best use...

Protected Peaks and Ridges: GPANA provides consistent support for Pima County's Hillside Development Zone code prohibiting development of designated peaks and ridges...

Re-zoning and variance battles: we defeated takeout liquor licenses, apartment complexes, a resort, and similar proposals...

Road, utility, cell tower, and other issues: GPANA actively supports the Gateway Overlay and the Dark Skies zoning codes that preserve the rural character of our area...

Good neighbor benefits: include the opportunity to know your neighbors, info on neighborhood programs such as Neighborhood Watch, lost/found pets, and more...

Back-stories from Gates Pass: Mr. Gates, Tucson Mountain Park, the Bowen Stone House, Rancho de Las Lomas, the David Yetman Trail...

Thanks to GPANA members, our elected representatives and the Pima County staff who gave and give time to make all this happen...


Detailed caption information in the "The History of Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association (GPANA)" is from Phillips, Steven J. and Patricia Wentworth Comus, editors. A Natural History of the Sonoran Desert. Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Press, Tucson, Arizona and University of California Press, Berkeley and Los Angeles, California, and London, England.

The History of the Gates Pass Area Neighborhood Association TOC (GPANA.info), Tucson, AZ, USA at http://www.gpana.info/gphstory/tocstory.htm. The text is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. The photographs are copyright by the photographers with all rights reserved.

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Neighborhood associations are voluntary affiliations. They are not homeowners' associations.

Saguaro cactus in bloom, Gates Pass area, Tucson Mtns, AZ. The saguaro is the only one of the giant columnar cactus sufficiently cold-hardy to be wide-spread in the Arizona Upland sub-division of the Sonoran Desert. Photo courtesy of Carolyn Leigh.

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