Tucson Parks and Recreation


  • July 24, 2015 - Hoffman Park playground slide will be closed until it can be removed and replaced. Some nearby park options are: Fort Lowell, La Madera, McCormick or Reid Park.
  • Spring Activity Guide will be available online Friday, November 13.

Tucson Earns National Accreditation in Parks and Recreation

On Sept. 14, 2015, the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation was recognized again for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management by achieving national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA). The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department originally was accredited by CAPRA in October 2010, and as a requirement of agency accreditation, must go through a review process every five years. READ MORE

Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair in Reid Park - Nov. 28-29

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping. The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair Nov. 28 –29, in Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club. It will be located west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center daily from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This free event will draw in more than 100 vendors from all over the Southwest ranging from artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers and more.

This Thanksgiving weekend fair has become a tradition for many holiday shoppers for more than 20 years. Stroll through the park and visit artists with their original designs, from delicate beading to steampunk jewelry, teapot wind chimes, handcrafted masks, colorful mosaics, sun catchers, and one-of-a-kind ceramics. Discover the artistic redesign of vintage purses, dolls and children’s wear. If you are looking for “cozy,” this is the place for soft blankets and quilts, fragrant soaps, knit scarves of all styles, knit dog collars - and everyone’s favorite - tie dye. Handmade teddy bears, puppets and wooden toys would be perfect for anyone’s holiday gift list. While enjoying the fair, be sure to stop for food and refreshments from local vendors.

Visitors are encouraged to use the Concert Place entrance from Country Club Road for ample free parking. For more information call 791-4877.

Vendor Map/Fair Location Map

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 https://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 https://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.

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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