Intermountain Centers and Tucson Parks and Recreation are planning to build a new autism-friendly park to be located downtown, adjacent to Intermountain’s new Integrated Care Center for Children, 401 N. Bonita Ave. The proposed park features include a separate sensory play space for younger kids (ages 2-5) and older kids (ages 5-12), as well as five themed zones that have sensory playscapes and equipment. It will also have features for children with physical disabilities and plenty of shade sails and trees.
Development of this new park is a multi-phase project, and each piece will be completed as funding becomes available. Currently, Intermountain Centers has secured funding for part of the turf area and some fencing.
Donations can be made through Tucson Parks Foundation's website (select 'Intermountain Sensory Park, from the dropdown menu) or through Intermountain Centers website (indicate in the comments section that the funds should go to the park). Donations to either organization are tax deductible. Donations through Intermountain Centers will qualify for the Arizona Charitable Tax Credit that is dollar-for-dollar (up to $800 when filing jointly or up to $400 when filing as an individual).
Master Plan Concept (PDF)