Rosendo S. Perez Park

Rosendo S Perez Park photo and map

424 S. Main Ave., Tucson AZ 85701
Mini Park • 0.46 acres • Ward 6

La Pilita

La Pilita was built around 1945 and over the years has been a home, a restaurant, a youth center, and a museum. The mural on the side of the building, by Martin Moreno, is called "La Pilita" or "The Battery," and shows the history of the land and contains many traditional Mexican and Aztec symbols.

La Pilita Mural

More information about the mural from Tucson as Campus.

El Tiradito Wishing Shrine

This Historic Site is the only shrine in the United States dedicated to the soul of a sinner buried in unconsecrated ground. It is affectionately called "El Tiradito" -- the Castaway. The many legends about the shrine's origin all involve a tragic triangle love affair in the early 1870s. The mysterious powers of El Tiradito are still an important part of local Mexican lore and culture. This site is a Tucson Historical Site and it is also on the National Register of Historic Places.

El Tiradito wishing shrine

Rosendo S. Perez

This park is named in honor of Rosendo S. Perez who led neighbors in saving the park area and who spearheaded the effort to get El Tiradito Wishing Shrine on the National Register of Historic Places.

Contact Us

Contact Information

Phone: 520-791-4873
Class Registration: 520-791-4877
Fax: 520-791-4008

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424 S. Main Ave., Tucson 85701  View Map

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