Capital Planning and Development

At Tucson Parks and Recreation, we are always looking ahead to plan for a better community. Capital improvement projects are always under way to offer expanded or new facilities to meet future needs.

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Current Projects

Arroyo Chico Greenway - Winsett Street Segment

This project includes the design and construction of greenway improvements along the Arroyo Chico Greenway on Winsett Street between Country Club Road and Treat Avenue including a pedestrian/bicyclist activated (Bike HAWK) street crossing. This project is in conjunction with a Transportation project in the amount of $600,000 funded by the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA).  Development of these improvements will address the community's need for connectivity and a more complete urban pathway system.

Estevan Park Improvements

A new restroom is being planned for the playground area at Estevan Park.

Fort Lowell Park - Adkins

This joint City/County project includes the rehabilitation and preservation of important historic properties on the former Adkins Steel parcel (Fort Lowell Park).  This includes rehabilitation of the Commissary Building and construction of new protective structures that replicate the form of the fort and fort buildings placed over existing ruins and the locations where historic fort buildings once stood.  This project also includes the reestablishment of the historic parade ground and Cottonwood Lane.  Project is under construction.

Reid Park Zoo – Gibbon Exhibit

This project modifies the existing Sun Bear exhibit to accommodate the relocation of Gibbons.

Reid Park Zoo - Health Center

This project involves the design and construction of a new health center for the Reid Park Zoo. The project is funded entirely by the Reid Park Zoological Society.  If you would like to make a donation, go to the Reid Park Zoo Donate Now site.

Rio Vista Natural Resource Park Meditation Garden

Social service groups and local businesses will be building a meditation garden at Rio Vista Park.  The project consists of a small walking path, benches, landscaping and masonry walls.  “The idea behind this, and the idea that brought all these people together, is to provide a place of quiet contemplation for people who are grieving a loss or for people who just want a quiet place to be in natural surroundings,” said Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. The project is being implemented entirely through donations of labor, materials, or cash contributions. If you wish to make a donation, go to the Tucson Parks Foundation site.

Tucson Rodeo Grounds Improvements

This project includes installing a large shade structure over the plaza area just north of the arena.  New paving for the plaza, new retaining walls and railings for the north arena, and lighting are included.


Recently Completed Projects

Esquer Park Improvements

This project provides a new shade structure over the existing playground at Franciso Elias Esquer Park and other site improvements to enhance the existing play structures and picnic areas. Improvements focus on accessibility for the disabled.

Harold Bell Wright Park Improvements

This project is grant funded by the Tohono O’odham Nation.  Project includes a shade structure over the existing playground to provide sun protection for all users. The shade will also lower playground temperatures and extend the length of time the playground can be used in the summer. A new sidewalk will provide ADA access across the site as well as connections to the playground, basketball court and an accessible picnic table. A new accessible drinking fountain will be installed and the parking area will be re-striped with new ADA parking spaces and access aisle.

Mission Manor Park Improvements

This project provides new Baseball sports lighting, new playground, shade structure/ramada, amenities and ADA access for park users.

Pueblo Gardens Park Improvements

This project provides a new playground and shade structure at Pueblo Gardens Park.  Improvements focus on accessibility for the disabled, including parking improvements, new walks and accessible picnic tables.

Purple Heart Park Improvements

Design and construction of an expansion of Purple Heart Park per the master plan included: A new parking lot (45 spaces), 10' wide jogging/walking path, new benches, 2 new children's playgrounds, new ADA access walks, landscape and irrigation.

Reid Park Zoo – Camel Ride

Improvements to modify the old elephant exhibit to accommodate dromedary camels have been completed. The new work includes a loading platform for rides.

Reid Park Zoo – Carousel

The American-made carousel features representatives from 30 different animal species. Each animal was painstakingly fabricated and hand painted. The carousel is topped by a safari-themed thatched roof that complements the foliage in the front plaza of the Zoo.

Silverlake Park Improvements

This project includes a reserveable picnic ramada for family and sports organization events.

Tucson Rodeo Grounds Improvements

This project improved ADA access to the main bleacher area including additional accessible parking. This project also included retaining walls and new paving for a portion of the plaza area north of the arena.


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Tucson, AZ 85716