Classes and Programs

Tucson Parks and Recreation has a variety of leisure classes and opportunities for your personalized interests. Pottery, health and fitness, motor development for children, walking, swimming, and a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation activities available for Tucsonans of all ages and abilities.

Our facilities also make great locations for corporate or social functions.

Visit for class information and registration.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Activity Guide (Class Catalog) Senior Programs (ages 50+)
Discount Program Teen Programs (ages 12-17) (online registration) Youth Programs (ages 5-11)

Leisure Classes

Adaptive Aquatics

  • Rehabilitate under-used or healing muscles
  • Soothes the mind and body

Adaptive aquatics pool


  • Swimming - a skill for life
  • A sport that is safe for all ages and all fitness levels

Kids and instructor in swimming pool

Arts and Crafts

  • Improve coordination and manual dexterity
  • A constructive way to express thoughts

Arts and crafts


  • Develop new skills and pursue various forms of artistic expression
  • Social interaction



  • Contributes to high self-esteem and positive outlook
  • Gain flexibility, strength, and endurance


Drawing and Painting

  • Excellent source of relaxation and physical therapy
  • Gain self-esteem and confidence

young artist


  • Become physically active, stay fit and healthy
  • Build a range of motor and coordination skills and develop a good sense of body awareness


Health and Fitness

  • Improves your mood and boosts your energy level
  • Helps manage weight and combat diseases

fitness class


  • Enhance creative thinking
  • Improve dexterity, focus, and concentration


Junior Staff in Training (Fall and Summer)

  • Improve leadership skills and build self esteem
  • Gain skills for future employement

Jr. staff

KIDCO (Fall and Summer)

  • After school recreation program for ages 5-11
  • Establish good friendships


Motor Development

  • Help stimulate movement through songs and music
  • Develop their fine and gross motor skills as they learn about the world around them

motor development


  • Learn discipline and paitence
  • Communicate your emotions and relieve stress

boy playing piano


  • Learn the technical features of digital and film cameras and the effects of lighting
  • You will realize key creative ideas that can be put to use

budding photographer


  • Forget all distractions, pressures, and problems in day-to-day life and relieve stress
  • Share quality time with family and friends while creating art

making pottery

Sports Camps (Summer)

  • Learn the three "Ps"... Practice, Patience, and Persistence
  • Improve social skills while staying active

young tennis players

Sports Classes

  • Enjoy learning about different sports while making friends
  • Strengthen your mind and body, build confidence, and enhance self-esteem

teaching t-ball


  • Build self confidence and develop public speaking skills
  • Discover how creativity can help open up your mind


Therapeutic Programs

  • Increase independence for making choices
  • Increase friendships with peers with and without disabilities

therapy with basketball

Youth and Teen Programs

  • Learn life skills, social interaction and educational enhancement
  • Enjoy field trips, sports, cooking, and community service projects

teen girls