Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

(June, 16, 2015) MICHAEL PERRY PARK PLAYGROUND CLOSED: The playground will be unavailable and taped off for approximately 2-weeks due to the top turf is being replaced with new wood chips being added. If you have any questions please call East District Administration at 520-791-5930.

It's all about you... come out and enjoy a long or high jump, a long or short run, or throw a javelin or shot put during June and July.

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting the annual summer track and field and road races throughout June and July. Track and Field is every Tuesday at Drachman Stadium, 501 S. Plumer Ave. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m. and the meet begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
  • June 2, 9, 16, 23,30 and July 7, 14


Road races are every Thursday, June 4 - July 16, at various locations. Registration begins at 5:45 p.m., with races starting at 6:30 p.m.

  • June 4 - Reid Park - County Club and 22nd St. (southwest corner)
  • June 11 - Freedom Park - 5000 E. 29th St. (south end)
  • June 18 - Kennedy Park - Ajo and Mission Rd. (next to Marina)
  • June 25 - Reid Park - County Club and 22nd (southwest corner)
  • July 2 - Freedom Park - 5000 E. 29th St. (south end)
  • June 18 - Kennedy Park - Ajo and Mission Rd. (next to Marina)
  • July 16 - Reid Park - County Club and 22nd (southwest corner)

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The costs for these events are $3 for youth 17 and under and $4 for adults. Ribbons will be given to the top finishers at each track and field meet and road race.

For more information, please call the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Sports Unit at 520-791-4870.

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation to Host Jennie Finch Softball Camp at Lincoln Park, Oct. 24-25

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, along with Visit Tucson and Pima Community College, is honored to host the Jennie Finch Softball Camp at the Lincoln Park Softball Complex, 8116 E. Escalante Road, for all girls third grade and up. Camp will be held Oct. 24-25, 2015. Join Jennie Finch and her Olympic and professional softball teammates for two full days of personal instruction covering all aspects of softball. Come and learn from the best softball players in the world and discover what it takes to be a champion on and off the field.

“We could not be more excited to be coming back to Tucson and have the opportunity to inspire the next generation of softball stars. Tucson is such a special place to me and it's such a treat to get back to Wildcat Country,” said Finch.

“Tucson is delighted to welcome back these girls and their families,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. “Wildcats like Jennie Finch have made the U of A a softball powerhouse, serving as inspiration to countless young athletes. Our parks department is always ready to help with amateur sporting events like this one, which are such a great fit for Tucson.”

Advanced registration is required and participation is limited. The cost is $195 per camper or register 10 or more girls together to receive a 10 percent team discount. Campers will receive lunch both days, official camp t-shirt, autographed photo of Jennie Finch, certificate of participation, and a photo taken with Jennie and her medals. There will be a question and answer time for campers, coaches and parents, Finch Windmill demonstration, pitching demonstration by Jennie, hitting demonstrations by professional coaches, and drawings for prizes. Participants can register now at www.JennieFinch.com.

Auditions for Shakespeare in the Park

El Rio Theatre Project presents William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s Lost coming this fall. Come audition for a part in this production.

Where: 200 S. Alvernon Way

When: July 7-8 at 6:30 p.m.

More info: Call 791-4353

Attention program registrants

The automated phone system (573-EZEE) is no longer available for registration.  Registration will only be available through the Internet at EZEEreg.com or you may register live over the phone beginning the Wednesday after initial registration.

Tucson Parks and Recreation has locations throughout the City with public access computers that will be available for use for registration.  Locations scheduled to be open during registration Saturdays are:

Please call 791-4877 with any comments or concerns.

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