Park Rules

We encourage you to visit your parks and facilities. To ensure a pleasant park experience for all, please follow the rules listed below.  Please note that these are general park rules and park-specific rules and restrictions may be posted in individual parks.  Inappropriate conduct, violation of park rules, or violation of City and State laws may result in the loss of park privileges, seizure of property, and/or prosecution. 

General Park Rules Tucson City Code
Prohibited Items and Activities Arizona Revised Statutes
Use of Drones  

 

General Park Rules

  • Park in designated parking lots only.  No motorized vehicles on park grounds.
  • Dispose of litter properly in receptacles where provided.  Disposing of residential or commercial trash on park grounds or in park containers is prohibited.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.  Clean up pet waste.
  • Use skateboards, roller skates, and rollerblades in designated areas only.
  • Fires allowed in grills only.  Leave ash in grills for disposal by park staff.
  • Respect area wildlife.  Do not feed wildlife.
  • Special Events, amusement equipment (e.g. jumping castles, kiddie trains, pony rides), amplified music, food distribution, and beer drinking are allowed by permit only and may not be permissible in all parks.
  • Exceptions may be granted for certain activities associated with Special Events.
     

Prohibited Items and Activities

The following items and activities are prohibited on park property:

  • Glass containers.
  • Trespassing when park is closed.
  • Overnight parking, camping, or storing of personal items.
  • Hitting golf balls, hunting, target shooting, or archery.
  • Vending without Park Department-issued permit.
  • Drones or remote control aircraft except at the designated area in Christopher Columbus Park.
  • Model rockets or fireworks.
  • Feeding wildlife, damaging or removing natural resources, or climbing trees.
  • Destruction of, damage to, or removal of City property.

For detailed information, please see the Tucson City Code below.

 

Use of Drones

Drones (e.g. UAS, radio-controlled planes, helicopters, quadcopters and the like) are prohibited in City of Tucson parks, with the exception of Christopher Columbus Park's Model Airplane Field and its adjacent turf area, per the following regulations:

 

Tucson City Code

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For more information about the Tucson City Code, or to see the entire Tucson City Code, please visit the City Clerk's Office website.

 

Chapter 21 Parks and Recreation

Article 1 Operation and Regulation of Parks (partial list)

Sec. 21-1 Definitions

Sec. 21-2 Operation of parks under director

Sec. 21-3 Regulations regarding park use

Sec. 21-4 Permits, licenses, and reservations

Sec. 21-5 Regulation of activities in areas adjacent to or affecting parks

Sec. 21-6 Enforcement

Sec. 21-7 Penalties

Sec. 21-8 Consumption of malt beverages

 

Arizona Revised Statutes

Laws enacted by the State of Arizona.