All recreation centers, pools and all city building service counters and lobbies, including Ward offices and City Hall, are closed. For the latest information, visit tucsonaz.gov/covid-19.
TUCSON CLOSES PLAYGROUNDS AND ADDITIONAL AMENITIES AT PARKS
The Mayor, City Manager, and Parks & Recreation director have worked together to take the following actions. Effective today, Tuesday, March 31, at 10 p.m., pursuant to Tucson Code Section 21-2(b), Tucson Parks and Recreation will temporarily close all ramadas, gazebos, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, basketball, bocce and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and splash pads. These closures will remain in effect through April 30th or until the determination can be made that the reopening of these facilities and amenities present no further risk to public health and safety.
“We are taking steps to ensure that Tucsonans are able to recreate safely at our parks,” said Mayor Romero. “These new actions are consistent with CDC guidelines that encourage social distancing outdoors. With the Easter and Passover holidays quickly approaching, it is critical that Tucsonans remember to practice social distancing, which will require us to find new ways to celebrate the holidays in order to avoid large gatherings and consider staying home.” “These are stressful times, and I encourage all Tucsonans to take care of their health by exercising and enjoying the weather. At the same time, we need to continue following CDC guidelines to slow the spread and keep our community healthy.”
All existing reservations and permits for special events, sports fields, gazebos, and ramadas in April will be canceled with the option for future credit or refund. No new reservations or permits will be issued. These closures will be in addition to the previously closed aquatic, recreation, and senior facilities announced on Monday, March 16.
At this time, some Parks and Recreation facilities and amenities will remain open and available for public use due to their design allowing for individualized activity while complying with social distancing guidelines. These facilities and amenities include golf courses, disc golf courses, tennis courts, dog parks, skate parks and rinks, urban fishing areas, open space, trails, walking paths, and a number of park restroom facilities. Tucson Golf is implementing new rules to prevent the spread of COVID-19; golfers who use carts are required to use one cart per player and six-foot social distancing rules will be enforced in pro shops.
City of Tucson Extends Closures and Other Changes to City Services to April 17
To protect the health and safety of the community during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Tucson is continuing closures and other changes to City services until April 17. For the latest information, visit tucsonaz.gov/COVID19. Please call the City Service Impacts Hotline (520) 791-2540 questions about how City business is being conducted during this community emergency. We will continue to monitor and update as this fluid situation evolves. The following changes to City Services will continue until April 17:
- All service counters and lobbies within City buildings, including Ward offices and City Hall, are closed.
- All evictions on City-owned public housing are suspended.
- Tucson Water will continue to suspend water shutoffs.
- City recreation centers and aquatics facilities are closed.
- All aquatics, youth, therapeutic, and senior programing are canceled. All leisure classes and softball leagues have been postponed.
- The Senior Meal Program will continue in its modified form.
- Transit fares are waived on Sun Link, Sun Tran, and Sun Van.
- Tucson City Court has limited services and public access.
- Household Hazardous Waste is not being collected at the Los Reales Landfill or the Sweetwater location. The Los Reales Landfill is not accepting cash.
- Park Tucson will continue to offer 15-minute free parking for take-out orders.
The City of Tucson continues to actively work with local, state, and federal partners to mitigate the presence of COVID-19 coronavirus in our region. In accordance with direction implemented today by the federal government to restrict the gathering of groups of more than 10 people, Tucson Parks and Recreation will be taking the additional steps below to protect employees and the public.
Beginning Tuesday, March 17, all City recreation centers and aquatics facilities will be closed. All aquatics, youth programs (SchoolzOut Camps, InBetweeners Club, and KIDCO), and senior programming will also be canceled during this time.
All leisure classes scheduled to begin on Sunday, March 22, will be delayed.
We will continue to ensure that all Senior Meal Program participants will receive meals during this time and are working in partnership with Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) to provide meals at all eight locations. This is an enrollment program for seniors who have previously enrolled in the program.
We will continue to assess the situation and update the public. We appreciate your patience and understanding. Residents with questions about City services and programs affected by these changes can email email@example.com or visit our social media platforms.
- All City of Tucson recreation center, pools and lobbies are closed through April 17.
- Archer Pool is closed through May for renovations.
- The Cele Peterson Rose Garden in Gene C. Reid Park is closed.
The Summer Activity Guide is your direct connection to all Tucson Parks and Recreation leisure classes, summer KIDCO, swim lessons and activities.
All leisure classes for session 2 scheduled to begin on Sunday, March 22, will be delayed by two weeks and will begin Sunday, March 29. There will be no classes held on Monday, March 30. Please call Registration Services for more information.
Tucson Delivers: Parks + Connections
In November 2018, the voters approved Proposition 407, a $225 million bond package to improve park amenities and connections throughought the City of Tucson. Parks projects include improvements at 100 of our city’s 128 parks and focus on existing facilities and amenities as well as adding new amenities and three new parks. Projects include improvements to pools and splash pads, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, and more. Bond funds will also improve connections with greenways, shared-use paths, pedestrian safety features, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes.