Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

 

July 24, 2015 - Hoffman Park playground slide will be closed until it can be removed and replaced. Some nearby park options would be: Fort Lowell, La Madera, McCormick or Reid Park.
 

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation seeks public input on five-year master plan

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department wants to know how it can improve recreation and leisure opportunities for all of its users.

This July the department kicks off a process of information gathering that will result in a vibrant, new five-year master plan that anticipates future needs and outlines the actions necessary to deliver high quality recreation facilities, programs and services to the Tucson area. Public and stakeholder input is essential and critical to the success of the master plan.

“Recreation and leisure opportunities are fundamental to a community’s quality of life,” said Fred Gray, Director of Tucson Parks and Recreation. “We want to hear from residents about the types of programs, facilities and services they want the department to offer.”

The public process begins in July with opportunities for input through the project website www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/masterplan, or email to parksmasterplan@tucsonaz.gov. Stakeholder focus group meetings are being held from July through September 2015. The first round of community-wide open houses will be held in September. Please attend and share your ideas. For your convenience a public open house will be held in each City of Tucson Ward. Locations and times for the public open houses will be posted on the project website.

Questionnaires and a survey also are being developed to measure the usage and level of satisfaction with current facilities and programs, and to identify additional recreation and leisure needs.

Norris Design, the local consulting firm selected to assist and lead the planning effort, will conduct the public input process. For more information, email Julie Parizek, Norris Design, at parksmasterplan@tucsonaz.gov.

For more information and plan updates please visit the planning website at www.tucsonaz.gov/parks/masterplan or send an email to parksmasterplan@tucsonaz.gov. You can find Tucson Parks and Recreation on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/TucsonParksandRecreation or the City of Tucson on Twitter @CtityofTucson.

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.

El Rio Theatre Project presents Shakespeare in the Park coming this fall.

City of Tucson El Rio Theatre Project Presents William Shakespeare’s Love’s Labour’s on Sept. 18-20, 24-27 & Oct. 1-4 at 7 p.m. at Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.

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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