Tucson Parks and Recreation

KaBOOM! Help Build a Playground in Kennedy Park in One Day
Volunteers Needed!

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.  More information on this event.


Naida Jane Baker Splash Pad Dedication

City of Tucson Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich, the Balboa Heights Neighborhood Association, Friends of Marty Birdman Center, friends and family of Jane Baker, and Tucson Parks and Recreation invite you to recognize and celebrate the significant community contributions of Naida Jane Baker with the naming of the splash pad in Balboa Heights Park.

Jane Baker was a passionate resident of Balboa Heights for more than 40 years and an advocate for children and families in this area. For more than three decades, she mobilized City and community partnerships to improve the health and safety of the neighborhood. She also served as the Balboa Heights Neighborhood Association President for more than 20 years. Please join us as we celebrate Naida Jane Baker and her many accomplishments and contributions to the community.

When: Saturday, April 22 at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park, 2536 N. Castro Ave.

Contact: Ward 3 Council Office at 791-4711 for more information.

Parents Night Out at Udall Recreation Center!

Friday, April 28, 2017.  Click here for more information.


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.

Pantano River Park Commemorative Trees Dedication May 5th

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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