Bristol Park

1720 S. Bristol Avenue • Tucson AZ 85713

Park Hours: 6:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Park Amenities Park Map (PDF)
  Mike Dawson Field

Park Amenities

Basketball Court (1 full court, no lights) Picnic Tables with Grills (3) No Ramadas
Playground with Swings and Play Structures Drinking Fountain (1) No Restrooms
Open Turf    

Mike Dawson Field

 

Michael "Mike" Dawson (1953-2008) was raised in Barrio Centro and grew up playing football at Bristol Park.  Mike was a four-year starter and All-State in football and wrestling at Tucson High School.  He was also a four-year letter winner at the University of Arizona where he was one of the best linemen in school history.  Dawson was a first-round draft choice by the NFL St. Louis Cardinals in 1976, number twenty-two overall.  In nine NFL years, he played 133 games and started ninety-one.  He spent seven seasons with St. Louis, one with Detroit, and one with Kansas City.  Dawson returned to Tucson after retiring from the 1984 NFL season.