Freedom Park Center

Center Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Closed Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays

Center Supervisor: Lisa Sommer - TPRD-Freedom@tucsonaz.gov

------- Closed for Annual Cleaning/Maintenance Aug. 31-Sept. 2 -------

The Freedom Park Center is located in Freedom Park.

Amenities Center Use Rates Youth Programs
Teen Programs Senior Programs Center History
External Agencies' Services Freedom Pool  

Amenities

Indoor Outdoor
Classrooms Basketball courts
Multipurpose room Handball court
Public access computers Multi-use path with fitness stations
Teen recreation room Ramadas
Weight room Softball, little league, and soccer fields

Multipurpose Room

Cleaning Deposit

A $100 cleaning deposit is required if food or beverages will be served.
These items are only permitted in the Multipurpose Room.

Alchohol Policy

Per Center Supervisor, alcohol is not permitted in Freedom Center.

Availability

  • City of Tucson programs have first priority in the facility
  • The latest rental time Monday-Friday is 6:00 pm (Including set up and clean up time)
  • No Saturday/Sunday rentals
  • We cannot consider rentals more than 60 days in advance

Capacity

Room Style
Theater
(rows of chairs)
Banquet
(tables and chairs)
MPR 100 max 11 tables and 88 chairs
Classrooms 60 max 6 tables and 28 chairs

Center Use Rates

Daily, quarterly and annual passes are available.

Weight Room Orientation Classes

  • Monday, 10:00 a.m.; Friday, 3:30 p.m. (Sign-up begins 15 minutes in advance; space is limited.)
  • Parent/Guardian approval is required for all participants ages 14-17
  • Participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by a parent/designated adult when taking an Orientation class.
  • Participants ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by a designated adult, who has completed an Orientation class, at all times while using Fitness Room equipment

Youth Programs

Teen Program - A.C.T.I.O.N. (Ages 13-18)

Wednesday, 3:30-4:30pm, Freedom Staff and Our Family Services offer free multimedia based program for 3rd-5th graders to help build a healthy community and learn to make positive choices. Youth ages 13-18 can also participate by becoming mentors and filmmakers.

Youth Open Drop-in Recreation (Age 7+)

Monday-Friday, 3-6pm, must be at least 7 years of age unless accompanied by a parent or adult. Daily center use fee or quarterly pass applies.

Teen Programs

Junior Staff in Training Program (Ages 14-17)

Monday-Friday, June 3-July 26 for ages 14-17. Contact West Park District at 791-5909.

Senior Programs

Senior Activity Card 50+

Card fees: Annual Membership - $25/Quarterly - $7

  • Card Games - Mon.-Fri., from 9am-noon
  • Computers - Mon-Fri from 9am-noon
  • Bingo - Thursday from 10:30-11:30am
  • Movies - Some Fridays starting at 9:00am
  • Pinochle - Wednesday 9:00am-noon
  • Senior Club Meeting - last Friday of the month at 11am
  • Sewing Club - Mon., Tues., and Thurs. from 9am-noon
  • Weight Room - Mon. and Wed., from 9am-2pm

Seniors ages 60+ registered in the Senior Nutrition Program may participate in the following activities:

  • PCOA Nutrition Meal, lunch served Mon.-Fri., at Noon. Donation of $2 per meal requested.
  • Chair Exercise - Tues./Thurs., 9:30-10:30am

senior banquet

External Agencies' Services

Nutrition program
For ages 60+
Lunch served Monday through Friday at Noon.
Donation of $2 requested.
Call 520-791-4969 for more information.

Free After School Meals for youth 18 years and under.
2016-2017 Information Flyer
Monday - Friday, 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This program is sponsored by the USDA Child and Adult Care Food Program.
Call 791-4969 for more information.

Marana Health Clinic
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am-5:00 pm
Call 520-790-8500 for more information

Freedom Recreation Center History

"A dream realized by neighbors working together"

1976
Community members from 5 neighborhoods near 29th Street ask Tucson Mayor and Council to give 50 acres of Davis Mountain Air force Base land for a park.
Mr. Abel’s 6th grade class at Myers Elementary names the park “Freedom Park”.
1989
The city proposes that the south side do the park be used for a solid waste transfer station. The neighborhood protests and wins.
Early 1990s
The Community develops a long-term plan for the park. Ball fields, soccer fields, a swimming pool, and a water slide are constructed over the years. The long-term goal is to have tennis courts and a community center with youth and senior activities.
1995
The City promises money for a community center, but then decides to give it to another center.
1996
Voters approve a bond to fund Freedom Center projects, and architect Corky Poster begins meeting with city officials and community members to design the project.
1998
Public hearings are held to get more community input on the projects. Community members decide to build a covered basketball court.
Early 2000s
When the bond funds are finally released to Freedom Park. There is not enough money left to build the community center or basketball court!
2003
Neighbors organize to pressure city government with letters and phone calls to find the additional money needed to build. The city and county come through, and construction begins- seven years after the first planning meeting!
2005
A new dream was born when neighborhood organizer, Pat Martin, speaks at the dedication of the new Freedom Recreation Center.