325 N. Grande Ave. • Tucson AZ 85745
Neighborhood Park • 10.8 acres • Ward 1
Park Hours: 6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.
|Amenities||Sports Map (PDF)||Tucson Delivers Projects|
|Park Rx||Menlo Pool|
|Basketball Court||Drinking Fountains|
Park Rx is a public health initiative that promotes healthy communities. Park Rx provides a unique patient-provider relationship where providers prescribe nature as a means to develop an exercise routine and use their neighborhood parks to do fun physical activities.
Menlo Park is dedicated to Edward Moreno. Edward Moreno, "Tats," was born in Rosemont, Arizona. After the Great Depression, he worked at the C.C. Camp which built the roads to Mt. Lemmon and Madera Canyon. In January of 1942 he joined the Army where he became a parachutist of the 17th Airborne Division. Wounded in a combat jump over the Rhine River, he was decorated with a Purple Heart and the Good Conduct Medal. After the war, Tats' passion for the outdoors and wildnerness brought him to work for the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. When he retired in 1982, after 34 years of service to the City, the Tucson Mayor and Council dedicated Menlo Park to "Edward Moreno."