Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

3455 E. Zoo Court • Tucson AZ 85716
(520) 791-5643

Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center: 
Outdoor Recreation Pool is: OPEN
Indoor Therapy Pool is: CLOSED

Year-Round Facility
Center Supervisor: Beth Lucas - TPRD-ARC@tucsonaz.gov

The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center is located in Gene C. Reid Park.

The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center (ARC) is an award-winning facility that offers a unique experience for all.  The outdoor, covered Recreation Pool offers a variety of fitness classes, lap swim, and open swim times to enjoy the walking channel and play features in the zero-depth area.  The indoor, warm water Therapy Pool provides individuals with disabilities an opportunity to experience benefits including increased range of motion and flexibility, relief of pain due to arthritis or other conditions, and overall relaxation.  Both the Recreation Pool and the Therapy Pool are fully accessible.

Pool Hours Aquatics Programs
Activities, Amenities, and Programs Aquatics Rates and Fees
Pool Rules Learn to Swim
Patrons of the ARC (Nonprofit Organization) Water Safety

Edith Ball ARC Now Open

The Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center (ARC) is open Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., by reservation only. There is a limit of 10 people total at one time, four lap swimmers and six people in the recreation area. 

Reservations are by phone only (520-791-5643). Call beginning at 6:30 a.m. for same-day reservations and 2 p.m. for next-day reservations.

Reservation Schedule

  • 8:00-9:15 a.m.
  • 9:30-10:45 a.m.
  • 11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • 12:30-1:45 p.m.
  • 2:00-3:15 p.m.
  • 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Pool Use Guidelines

  • There will be no fees or passes collected.
  • All pool attendees must wear face coverings when they are on the desk or other areas outside the water.  It is not advised to wear a mask in the water.
  • Swimmers are required to stay six feet apart from anyone who is not living in their household.
  • Bring your own drinking water, towel, and any equipment such as noodles or kickboards.  No equipment will be provided.
  • Restrooms, sinks, and deck equipment will be cleaned and sanitized regularly.
  • No locker room facilities will be available.  Come dressed to swim.  A rinse-off station will be available on deck for those who wish to rinse off.
  • If a patron is not able to follow these requirements they may be asked to leave.


Pool Hours

Adult Lap Swim (by reservation only)
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Recreational Swim (by reservation only)
Monday-Friday: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.


Activities, Amenities, and Programs

Activities Recreation Pool Therapy Pool Programs
Adult Lap Swim Outdoor (4 lanes) Indoor Competitive Swim Team
Recreational Swim Covered Heated Pool (~92 deg.) Special Olympic Swim Team
  Beach Entry 3- to 6-feet deep Swim Lessons
  Water Toys Bench with Jets Adaptive Swim
  Walking Channel Hand Rails Arthritis Aquatic Program
  Heated Deck Two Types of Lifts Aquatic Fitness


ARC pool