Freedom Park Center

Freedom Park Center

Neighborhood Center
The Freedom Park Center is located in Freedom Park.

Center Fees

 

Daily, quarterly and annual passes are available (Discount Program is available for passes) 

Senior Activity Card       

Room Rental Information

  • A $100 cleaning deposit is required if food or beverages will be served.
  • These items are only permitted in the Multipurpose Room.
  • Per Center Supervisor, alcohol is not permitted in Freedom Park Center.
  • City of Tucson programs have first priority in the facility
  • The latest rental time Monday-Friday is 6 p.m. (Including set up and clean up time)
  • Call for information about weekend rentals
  • We cannot consider rentals more than 60 days in advance

Capacity

Room Style
Theater
(rows of chairs)
Banquet
(tables and chairs)
MPR 100 max 11 tables and 88 chairs
Classrooms 20 max 6 tables and 28 chairs

 

 

Weight Room Orientation Classes

  • Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. (By appointment)
  • Parent/Guardian approval is required for all participants ages 14-17
  • Participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/designated adult when taking an Orientation class.
  • Participants ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a designated adult, who has completed an Orientation class, at all times while using Fitness Room equipment
  • Weight Room Orientation Video - A release form must be completed at the recreation center acknowledging that you have watched the video.

Youth and Teen Programs

Youth Open Drop-in Recreation

Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, must be at least 7 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or adult. Daily center use fee or quarterly pass applies.

School's Out Camps

School's Out Camps are offered at multiple sites throughout Tucson for children ages 5-11 (must have completed kindergarten). Camp hours are 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Activities include games, sports, social interaction, dance, art projects, and nutrition-based learning activities.

 

Senior Programs

Senior Activities

  • Card Games - Mon.-Fri., from 9 a.m.-noon
  • Computers - Mon-Fri from 9 a.m.-noon
  • Bingo - Thursday from 11:15 a.m.-noon
  • Senior Club Meeting - last Friday of the month at 11 a.m.
  • Sewing Club - Mon., Tues., and Thurs. from 9am-noon
  • Weight Room - Mon. and Wed., from 9am-2pm
  • Crafts
  • Field Trips

*Senior Activity Card required

Senior Newsletter(PDF, 3MB)

Senior Meal Program

Seniors ages 60 registered in the Senior Nutrition Program may participate in the following activities:

  • PCOA Nutrition Meal, lunch served Mon.-Fri., at 12:15 p.m. Donation of $2/meal requested.

  • Chair-o-bics - Tues./Thurs., 10-11am

Freedom Recreation Center History

"A dream realized by neighbors working together"

1976
Community members from 5 neighborhoods near 29th Street ask Tucson Mayor and Council to give 50 acres of Davis Mountain Air force Base land for a park.

Mr. Abel’s 6th grade class at Myers Elementary names the park “Freedom Park”.

1989
The city proposes that the south side of the park be used for a solid waste transfer station. The neighborhood protests and wins.

Early 1990s
The Community develops a long-term plan for the park. Ball fields, soccer fields, a swimming pool, and a water slide are constructed over the years. The long-term goal is to have tennis courts and a community center with youth and senior activities.

1995
The City promises money for a community center, but then decides to give it to another center.

1996
Voters approve a bond to fund Freedom Park Center projects, and architect Corky Poster begins meeting with city officials and community members to design the project.

1998
Public hearings are held to get more community input on the projects. Community members decide to build a covered basketball court.

Early 2000s
When the bond funds are finally released to Freedom Park. There is not enough money left to build the community center or basketball court!

2003
Neighbors organize to pressure city government with letters and phone calls to find the additional money needed to build. The city and county come through, and construction begins- seven years after the first planning meeting!

2005
A new dream was born when neighborhood organizer, Pat Martin, speaks at the dedication of the new Freedom Recreation Center.

 

 

Location

5000 E. 29th St, Tucson 85711  View Map

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