Freedom Recreation Center

Center Supervisor: Lisa Sommer -

Amenities Center Use Rates Youth & Teen Programs
Senior Programs Center History Human Service Programs

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Amenities Information



  • Basketball courts
  • Handball court
  • Ramadas
  • Softball,Little league and Soccer fields
  • Multi-use path with fitness stations

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.


  • 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


Room Style
(rows of chairs)
(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 10:00am
  • Friday - 3:30pm
  • No reservation required
  • Participants must be at least 14 years of age.
  • Ages 14-17 require parental approval.
  • Ages 14 & 15 require parent/guardian on site supervision.

Youth/Teen Programs

Junior Staff in Training Program

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

Teen Program - A.C.T.I.O.N.

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

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.

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

Freedom Recreation Center History

A time line on how Freedom Center was born
"A dream realized by neighbors working together"

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”.
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.
The City promises money for a community center, but then decides to give it to another center.
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.
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!
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!
A new dream was born when neighborhood organizer, Pat Martin, speaks at the dedication of the new Freedom Recreation Center.

External Agencies Providing Human Service Programs

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.
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