Discount Program

Discount Program Eligibility Verification Income Requirements Where to Apply

Discount Program (for City residents only)

The Parks and Recreation Discount Program offers a 50% discount for selected programs and 25% discount on selected passes for qualified, low-income City residents. 

  • 50% discount applies to Schoolzout, KIDCO, KIDCO Inclusion, In-Betweeners's Club, Junior Staff in Training, Therapeutic Recreation and Swim Lessons.
  • 25% discount applies only to Center quarterly/annual passes, Swim annual pass, and Senior Activity Card.

Discounts expire one year from date of approved application.  The Discount Program Application form must be completed accurately and legibly.  All approved applications are subject to audit and may be required to re-present all documentation per Tucson City Code Section 2-22.1 9(a).  The Discount Program is in accordance with the Department’s Revenue and Pricing Policy adopted by Mayor and Council.

Eligibility Verification

The program benefits qualifying City of Tucson residents who, prior to registration, provide documentation for the following four requirements:

1) Applicant Indentification Verification

Applicants must provide a picture ID with the same name that appears on the application.  Acceptable forms may include:

  • Driver License/Non-Driver ID card with photo
  • Government issued ID card (e.g. passport, military ID, tribal ID)
  • SunGo Card with photo
  • Debit/Credit Card with photo

2) City of Tucson Resident Verification

Applicants must provide two forms of documentation proving City of Tucson residency.  The documentation must be dated within the last 60 days and the name and address must match the name and address provided on the application.  P.O. Boxes are not acceptable for addresses.  Documentation may include:

  • Utility bill (e.g. electric, gas, water, land line phone, cable)
  • Mortgage statement/Rental lease agreement
  • Military base housing letter

3) Household Size Verification

Applicants must provide proof of the number of people residing in the household.  Proof may include any combination of documents that has the names and/or number of people. This may include:

  • Previous year’s income tax return with W2 forms
  • Insurance card/Immunization record
  • Birth Certificate
  • Report card/school ID/school lunch program letter
  • D.E.S. Award Letter

4) Income Verification

Applicants must provide current/valid proof of household income, including all household members’ income sources (e.g. wages, public assistance, retirement, disability, pension, veteran’s compensation, worker’s or unemployment compensation, child support, alimony, senior benefits, survivor benefits).  Acceptable proof may include:

  • Previous year’s income tax return with W2 forms
  • Environmental Services or Tucson Water award letter  (automatic qualifier)
  • SunTran Transit ID with economy pass designation (E, S, D) (automatic qualifier)
  • Paystub dated within last 30 days
  • Unemployment check stub dated within last 30 days
  • D.E.S. award letter (e.g. food stamps, cash assistance)
  • Social Security/Disability letter
  • School meal program letter

Income Requirements

Review the income eligibility requirements below to determine if you qualify for the Discount Program.  The table is adopted from the U.S. Department of Labor and matches SunTran, Tucson Water, and Environmental Services eligibility requirements. (Lower Living Standard Income Level (LLSIL) as of March 25, 2016)

  Total Gross Income
Number of Persons in Household Annual ($) Monthly ($) Weekly ($)
1 14,778 1,232 284
2 24,219 2,018 466
3 33,252 2,771 639
4 41,048 3,421 789
5 48,438 4,037 931
6 56,654 4,721 1,090
7 64,870 5,406 1,248
8 73,086 6,091 1,406
For each additional person, add ($): 8,216 685 158

Where to Apply

Registration Services: 900 South Randolph, 791-4877 Freedom Park Center: 791-4969
Armory Park Center: 791-4865 Marty Birdman Center: 791-5950
Donna R. Liggins Center: 791-3247 Morris K. Udall Center: 791-4931
Edith Ball Adaptive Recreation Center: 791-5643 Quincie Douglas: 791-2507
El Pueblo Center: 791-5155 Randolph Recreation Center: 791-4560
El Rio Center: 791-4683 Santa Rosa Center: 791-4589
Fred Archer Center: 791-4355 William M. Clements Center: 791-5787