Chuck Ford Lakeside Park

8201 E. Stella Rd. • Tucson AZ 85730

Metro Park • 49.8 acres • Ward 4

Park Hours: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.

Amenities Line Map (PDF) Tucson Delivers Projects
Chuck Ford Sports Map (PDF)  

Amenities

Playgrounds Picnic Tables Ramadas
Fitness Stations Grills Restrooms
Activity Court Drinking Fountains  
Horseshoe Pit Benches  
Soccer Field    
Softball Field    
Multi-Purpose Field    
Little Free Library    

Chuck Ford

Dr. Charles "Chuck" Ford was a retired Tucson Unified School District elementary school principal and a former Tucson Vice Mayor having served on the Tucson City Council for eight years, from 1979-1987, representing Ward 4. Ford was the first (and only) Black person to be elected to the Tucson City Council.  Ford was integral in developing and finding funding for parks on Tucson's east side.  Lakeside Park was renamed Chuck Ford Lakeside Park after he retired from the council in 1987, honoring his work to save the park after its main feature, a dam, collapsed. Ford died Nov. 1, 2019, at the age of 83.