Department Events

Senior Olympic Festival

Tucson Parks and Recreation presents the 33rd annual Senior Olympic Festival.  This festival is a celebration promoting fitness, health, and an active lifestyle among adults 50 years of age and older.  As Tucson's largest organized annual senior activity, the Festival has nearly 100 events and activities and attracts more than 2,000 participants annually.  Events include volleyball, bowling, bridge, racquetball, basketball shoot, pickleball, archery, golf, tennis, horseshoes, badminton, and many more.

When: January 7-Feb. 3, 2019
Who: Ages 50 or older
Where: More than 20 venues throughout the city.

Super Sprint Triathlon

Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting its first ever City of Tucson Super Sprint Triathlon to take place on March 3, 2019 at the William M. Clements Pool and Lincoln Park. Sprint triathlons are short-distance triathlons. This triathlon will consist of a 350-yard swim, 6-mile bicycle ride, and a 1.5-mile run for participants ages 12+. It will be a non-competitive event to bring friends and families out together to encourage exercise. There will be vendors and entertainment for the duration of the event.

When: Sunday, March 3, 2019
Who: Ages 12 or older
Where: Williams M. Clements Pool and Lincoln Park

Register online
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Saturday, April 13, 2019
10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Mansfield Park (2000 N. 4th Avenue)

Enjoy free family fun with carnival games, egg hunts, prizes, and the Easter Bunny!

Halloween Boo Bash

Saturday, October 20, 2018
Abraham Lincoln Park Soccer Field (4325 S. Pantano Road)

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department and Pima Community College East Campus present the Boo Bash at Lincoln Park, a fun-filled night of tricks and treats. Come enjoy carnival games, trunk-or-treat, a costume parade, and more. Food is also available for purchase. Special thanks to our sponsors: Pima Community College, Tucson Water, Cigna, CareMore, Peter Piper, and Macaroni Kid. The Halloween Boo Bash is FREE.

Family Festival in the Park presented by Cigna

Saturday, November 17, 2018
Gene C. Reid Park

Reid Park is fun-filled with activities, games, displays and entertainment at no charge to you!  Visit Reid Park Zoo for only $1! All funds will go to Reid Park Zoo's Conservation Fund. Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center also offers free swimming.

Reid Park Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair

Saturday and Sunday, November 24 and 25, 2018
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Gene C. Reid Park, Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping. This free event will draw in more than 100 vendors from all over the Southwest ranging from artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers and more.  Stroll through the park and visit artists with their original designs, from delicate beading to steampunk jewelry, teapot wind chimes, handcrafted masks, colorful mosaics, sun catchers, and one-of-a-kind ceramics. Discover the artistic redesign of vintage purses, dolls and children’s wear. If you are looking for “cozy,” this is the place for soft blankets and quilts, fragrant soaps, knit scarves of all styles, knit dog collars - and everyone’s favorite - tie dye. Handmade teddy bears, puppets and wooden toys would be perfect for anyone’s holiday gift list. While enjoying the fair, be sure to stop for food and refreshments from local vendors.

Visitors are encouraged to use the Concert Place entrance from Country Club Road for ample free parking.