• Swimming Lessons 2016

    Swimming Lessons 2016

    Classes begin June 2016 Registration Flyer and Registration Form

  • Arizona Cities & Towns Week - Streets Video

    Arizona Cities & Towns Week - Streets Video

    Watch the video here.

  • The Premier Southwestern Border Community

    The Premier Southwestern Border Community

    We have a diverse, cross border community with our sister city of Agua Prieta.

  • 2014 CCR

    2014 CCR

    We are pleased to present the Annual Drinking Water Quality Report for 2014.
    English Version. or Spanish Version.

  • Douglas Delivers With Public Stuff

    Douglas Delivers With Public Stuff

    Douglas Delivers is your window into the city. It allows you to communicate with your city services to help keep The City of Douglas clean and kept. Try our new app for Android and IPhone! Use a computer or your phone.

  • The Gadsden Hotel Lobby

    The Gadsden Hotel Lobby

    An authentic Tiffany & Co. stained glass mural extends 42 feet across one wall of the Gadsden Hotel lobby. An impressive oil painting by Audley Jean Nichols is just below the Tiffany window.

  • Our Police Department

    Our Police Department

    Our Police Department was formerly the El Paso and Southwestern Railroad depot. The depot is considered one of the finest examples of railway architecture of the early 20th century. The building is just one of 400 buildings on the National Register of Historic Places in Douglas.

  • City Hall

    City Hall

    The Douglas city hall building is located at 425 E 10th St, Douglas, AZ 85607. Our phone number is (520) 417-7303.

  • The Chiricahua Mountains

    The Chiricahua Mountains

    The Chiricahua Mountains are right at our doorstep. They are a wonderland of outdoor opportunity with many miles of hiking trails, some of the nations best bird watching, and unmatched natural diversity.

  • The Public Library

    The Public Library

    The Library is located at 560 E 10th St, Douglas, AZ. We have the latest books and access to digital media. There is a computer room for public use, and free wi-fi as well.

  • Sunrise 5AM

    Sunrise 5AM

    This is a typical early July sunrise taken at 5AM from the roof of the city hall building.

Welcome to Douglas, Arizona 

Douglas, Arizona is in the County of Cochise situated on the US / Mexican border adjacent to the Mexican city of Agua Prieta. It is located 118 miles southeast of Tucson. Douglas has over 18,000 residents and was founded in 1901, and was later incorporated in 1905. Douglas was first established as a smelter site for the prosperous copper mines in Bisbee, Arizona. The town is named after mining pioneer James Douglas. Two copper smelters operated at the site.The area also has a history of cattle ranching and agriculture dating back to the 1800's that continues to thrive to this day. The region also figures prominently in the history of the old west. Cochise County was home to many famous historical figures such as Cochise, Geronimo, John Slaughter, Wyatt Earp, and Doc Holliday and their stories played out across the tapestry of the mountains and grasslands of Cochise County. 


The historic landmarks in Douglas itself include the Hotel Gadsden, Southern Pacific Railroad Depot, and Slaughter's Ranch. If you enjoy the outdoors, the San Bernardino and Leslie Canyon National Wildlife Preserves are just minutes from town and they provide nature lovers a chance to observe over 283 species of wildlife. The Chiricahua Mountains, one of Arizona's largest mountain ranges, are also located close by.