Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center

Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center Pool is: OPEN
Year-Round Pool
Closed Sundays and Holidays

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.

Amenities Pool Hours Classes and Programs Patrons of the ARC


Recreation Pool Therapy Pool
Outdoor, Covered Pool Indoor, Heated Pool (approximately 92 degrees)
Zero-depth, Beach Entry 3 to 6 feet deep
Play Water Features for Children and Families Bench with jets, hand rails, and two types of lifts
Walking Channel with Moving Current Classes and Open Swim
Adult Lap Swim and Recreational Swim  
Heated Deck  

Pool Hours: November 9, 2015 through May 31, 2016

Adult Lap Swim
Monday-Friday: 6:00-9:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m., and 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Recreational Swim
Monday-Friday: 11:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Therapy Pool Open Swim
Monday-Thursday: 7:00-9:00 a.m., 2:00-4:45 p.m., and  6:00-8:00 p.m.
Friday: 7:00-9:00 a.m. and 2:00-4:45 p.m.
Saturday: 12:00-4:00 p.m.

Classes and Programs

  • Adaptive Swim - All Disabilities
  • Arthritis Aquatic Program
  • Aquatic Fitness - All Levels
  • American Red Cross - Swim Lessons
  • Special Olympic Swim Team

Pool Rules

  • Pool rules are posted at each pool site and rules are tailored to each site according to the amenities available (e.g. slides, diving boards, wading and recreational areas)
  • Pool rules are enforced by staff at all times
  • Babies and children who are not toilet trained are required to wear tight-fitting, waterproof pants
ARC pool