Tucson Parks and Recreation

KaBOOM! Kennedy Park Volunteer Form

This new playground at Kennedy Park will bring more than 1,900 kids in Tucson one step closer to having the play-filled childhood they deserve. We need 150 volunteers to help build this playground in ONE DAY! Build day is scheduled for April 29, 2017 from 8am - 3pm. If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out this form and we will keep you posted with details of the event.


Lincoln Park and Groves Park New Playgrounds

Plans for new playgrounds at Lincoln Park and Groves Park are under way. Learn about the playground options and to vote on their favorite design the entire month of March at the William M. Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. The playground options will be displayed on boards in the lobby and the public (especially those under 13) are encouraged to come in, look over the options and cast their votes for their favorite playground. Ballots are available at the reception counter for anyone that would like to vote. Leave your completed ballots in the box which is also on the counter. After March 31st, the votes from the meeting and from the Clements Center lobby voting will be tabulated and a design will be finalized using the winning playground equipment. Construction of the new playgrounds is scheduled to take place this summer.
For more information contact:
Howard B. Dutt, RLA
Landscape Architect
Tucson Parks & Recreation

Mayor and Council Approve Tucson Parks and Recreation System Master Plan

On Wednesday, October 5, 2016, the Mayor and Tucson City Council approved the adoption of the Tucson Parks and Recreation System Master Plan.  In April 2015, after a competitive selection process, a consultant team lead by Norris Design, and including Gordley Group, ETC Institute/Leisure Vision and the Trust for Public Land, was chosen to develop and deliver a new City of Tucson Parks and Recreation System Master Plan.  The Master Plan has been a collaborative process between the City of Tucson and its residents, partners, and stakeholders.  The Master Plan serves as a roadmap to navigate community goals and build recommendations that provide policymakers an approach to leverage the City's parks and recreation resources with other community partners and initiatives.

For more information on the process and to view the newly adopted plan, please visit the Tucson Parks and Recreation System Master Plan website.

Commemorative Trees Available at Pantano River Park

Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, announce the availability of commemorative trees along the Pantano River Park. Commemorative trees are available for purchase through Tucson Clean & Beautiful for $225 each (partially tax-deductible), including the tree, irrigation lines and number marker installation, name dedication at a commemorative plaza, dedication certificate and guaranteed replacement. Trees may be purchased for dedication honoring special occasions, or in remembrance of any friend or family member.

The new Pantano River Park Commemorative Tree Program is based upon the success of the completed El Paseo de los Arboles commemorative tree project where 600 trees were added on the Santa Cruz River bank. Over the next several years, dedicated trees will restore more than two miles of natural habitat, and will grow to provide shade for users of this multi-use path. More than 275 trees already have been planted of the 570 trees that eventually will fill this park.

Visit Tucson Clean & Beautiful to dedicate a commemorative tree, or call (520) 837-6832 for assistance.

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