Discount Program

Discount Program Eligibility Verification Income Requirements Where to Apply

Tucson Parks and Recreation will begin taking appointments for families to qualify for the Discount Program in anticipation of programs, memberships, and KIDCO after school beginning once the City reopens facilities. Beginning July 1, anyone who needs to submit a NEW Discount Program application can schedule an appointment at Class Registration, 920 S. Randolph Way.

Thirty minute appointment times will be made Monday-Friday between 9am-11am or 1pm-4pm. Only one person per family will be allowed at the appointment. A masks or face covering must be worn and temperatures will be taken prior to entering the facility. Applicants must bring all verification materials with them to the appointment.

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 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 Identification Verification

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

  • Arizona Driver License/non-driver ID card with current City of Tucson address.
  • Government issued ID card – passport, military ID, tribal ID
  • SunGo Card with picture on it
  • Debit/Credit Card with picture on it

2) City of Tucson Resident Verification

Applicants must provide current documentation proving City of Tucson residency. Must be dated within the last 60 days. This must match the address provided for the application. A PO Box is not acceptable for an address. The name on this documentation must match ID. If your current address is not on your ID listed on #1, you must provide two of the following documents. Documentation may include:

  • Utility bill (electric, gas, water, land line phone)
  • Mortgage Statement/Company 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. (wages, public assistance, retirement, disability, pension, veteran’s compensation, worker’s or unemployment compensation, child support, alimony, senior benefits, survivor benefits, etc). Acceptable proof may include:

  • Previous year’s income tax return with W2 forms
  • Environmental Services or Water award letter (automatic qualifier)
  • SunTran Transit ID with economy pass designation (E) (automatic qualifier)
  • Two paystubs dated within last 30 days
  • Unemployment check stub within last 30 days
  • D.E.S. award letter – food stamps, cash assistance (AHCCCS award letter not accepted)
  • Social Security/Disability 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 Oct. 1, 2020)

  Total Gross Income
Number of Persons in Household Annual ($) Monthly ($)
1 22,330 1,861
2 30,170 2,514
3 38,010 3,168
4 45,850 3,821
5 53,690 4,474
6 61,530 5,128
7 69,370 5,781
8 77,210 6,434
For each additional person, add ($): 7,840 653

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