Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center is located in Gene C. Reid Park.

The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center (ARC) is an award-winning facility that offers a unique experience for all. The outdoor, covered Recreation Pool offers a variety of fitness classes, lap swim, and open swim times to enjoy the walking channel and play features in the zero-depth area. The indoor, warm water Therapy Pool provides individuals with disabilities an opportunity to experience benefits including increased range of motion and flexibility, relief of pain due to arthritis or other conditions, and overall relaxation. Both the Recreation Pool and the Therapy Pool are fully accessible.

ADA Accessibility

  • ADA pool lift available


Recreation Pool

  • Outdoor (4 lanes)
  • Covered
  • Beach Entry
  • Water Toys
  • Walking Channel

Therapy Pool

  • Indoor
  • Heated Pool (~92 deg.)
  • 3- to 6-feet deep
  • Bench with Jets
  • Hand Rails
  • Two Types of Lifts


Special Olympic Swim Team

Call the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center (ARC) at 520-791-5643 for more information

Patrons of the ARC

PARC's Vision: Increased adaptive recreation opportunities in our community.

The Patrons of the Adaptive Recreation Center (PARC) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization whose mission is to support the Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center and the expansion of inclusive/adaptive facilities.

PARC operates as a private organization guided by a volunteer Board of Directors.

Please Be Involved! We need your financial support and/or your time.

Donations to PARC in any amount are greatly appreciated. Funds enable us to provide support to programs, provide equipment and facility improvements, training of staff and other identified needs.

PARC is now a State of Arizona Department of Revenue “Qualified Charitable Organization”. This means that donations to PARC can be claimed on your Arizona State taxes, dollar for dollar up to $400 for an individual or $800 for a couple. Donations for Arizona State taxes are due by April 15.

Send checks made out to Patrons of the Adaptive Recreation Center, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Examples of past support include:

  • Play equipment at Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center
  • Shade structure at the Therapeutic Recreation Center
  • Water transport and exercise equipment for the Edith Ball Center
  • Aquatic therapy training for the Edith Ball Center and also for citywide staff

PARC is looking for volunteers who would be interested in serving on the Board of Directors or on one of the standing or special committees.

Please call 791-5643 for more information.

Get your chub now! The chub commemorates the dedication of the ARC in 2004 and is representative of the artistic chubs found throughout the center. Available now for only $25.


Pool Rules

  • Observe all safety regulations.
  • Safety/rescue equipment is for EMERGENCY USE ONLY.
  • No glass allowed in pool area.
  • Dispose of trash properly.
  • No running, pushing, or boisterous play in pool area.
  • No swimming during lightning storms.
  • No pets allowed in pool area.
  • Persons with cuts, infections, or communicable disease should NOT use the pool.
  • Suntan oils and lotions should be removed prior to using the pool.
  • Use showers and restrooms prior to entering pool.
  • Diving is allowed in designated areas ONLY.
  • Guests in street clothes must observe from the designated area.
  • Appropriate swimwear is required.
  • Food, drinks, and smoking in designated areas only.
  • All swimmers not toilet trained are required at all times to wear the following: a disposable swim diaper, plastic pants to cover the diaper, and a swimsuit.
  • No children under 7 years of age will be admitted to the pool area, unless accompanied by an adult 18 years or older.

General Rules

  • Patrons must obey the lifeguards at all times.
  • Behaviors that endanger or distract other swimmers such as pushing, running, dunking, riding of shoulders or back, or various forms of horseplay are not allowed.
  • Patrons may not visit with lifeguards on duty.
  • Food and drink (other than water in plastic containers) are not allowed in the pool area.
  • Smoking, tobacco products, and gum chewing are not allowed at pool facilities.
  • Masks, fins, and snorkels may be used only by adults in the lap lanes or in an organized and supervised class or program. Persons requiring such equipment because of a disability may do so with the approval of the Pool Supervisor.
  • All flotation devices must be Coast Guard-approved (USCG on tag). Such devices may be worn only by non-swimmers actively supervised by and adult on a one-to-one basis. Specialized non-Coast Guard-approved flotation devices may be worn during instructor-led fitness and adaptive classes.
  • All patrons are required to leave the pool area when lightning is in the area. Refunds will not be given for inclement weather.
  • Lewd or abusive behavior will not be tolerated.







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