About The Tovrea Carraro Society

Due to budget reductions in the Spring of 2010, all plans to open the Castle to the public had to be put on hold. That same year, a small group of community volunteers recognized the need to make this landmark available to the public and formed Tovrea Carraro Society, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation in September of 2010 and was granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status by the IRS in May of 2011.

The Society’s Mission Statement:

The mission of Tovrea Carraro Society is to provide a unique experience for visitors to Tovrea Castle at Carraro Heights; preserving, maintaining
and restoring its historic structures, gardens and grounds, in partnership with the City of Phoenix.

On November 17, 2011, the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Board approved an Agreement with Tovrea Carraro Society to Operate the Castle on behalf of the City. The Society is responsible for handling all aspects of the daily operation of the Castle including all fundraising efforts, volunteer recruitment, public tour schedule, special event bookings, sales/marketing efforts and community outreach programs.  Learn more about Tovrea Carraro Society at our website:  Tovrea Carraro Society

Learn more about how you can become a supporter or how you can volunteer your time.

Board of Directors



Other Key Players

Founder of Tovrea Carraro Society
Eileen Marrero

Tovrea Family Liaison
Philip Tovrea III

City of Phoenix Liaison
Laura Andrew


The Carraro Story

The Tovrea Story

The Cactus Garden