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)|
|Activity Court||Drinking Fountains|
|Little Free Library|
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.