John F. Kennedy Park Master Plan Update

The Project The Park Project Contact


The Project


The City of Tucson is in the process of updating the Master Plan for John F. Kennedy Park. With this update the Parks and Recreation Department will:

  • Conduct an assessment of the condition of park facilities
  • Solicit public input related to the needs of park users
  • Solicit public input related to the community’s vision for Kennedy Park
  • Prepare a draft Master Plan showing proposed improvements
  • Present the draft Master Plan to the public for review and comment
  • Develop a long-range plan for park enhancements
  • Identify priorities for park repair and improvement work

As a historical note, the land associated with Kennedy Park was acquired by the City from the Bureau of Land Management (BLM). A condition of the acquisition was that a “plan of development” for the park be prepared and periodically updated. This Master Plan will also address the requirement for a periodic update.

The Park

John F. Kennedy Park is a 172-acre City park is located near the intersection of Mission Road and Ajo Way in southwest Tucson. Existing facilities at Kennedy Park include:

Urban Fishing Lake Turf Grass Play Areas
Fiesta/Special Events Area Playgrounds
Little League Baseball and Softball Fields Picnic Ramadas
Multipurpose Sports Fields Desert Walking Paths
Tennis and Basketball Courts Swimming and Wading Pool (closed)

Project Contact

Joe O'Neill, Project Manager
City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department
900 South Randolph Way, Tucson Arizona 85716
(520) 837-8035