Capital Planning and Development

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

Current Projects Planning Documents and Master Plans
Recently Completed Projects Parks and Recreation System Master Plan
Contact Capital Planning and Development John F. Kennedy Park Master Plan Update

Current Projects

Abraham Lincoln Park Playground

This project will construct a new playground, with shade, in an under-utilized area west of the park's original softball field complex.  Kids voted for their favorite of four alternative designs during the month of March in the lobby of the William M. Clements Center.  The preferred design will be constructed in Summer 2017.

Christopher Columbus Park

This project will provide a new ramada and picnic facilities at the north end of Silverbell Lake.

Groves Park Playground

This project will construct a new playground, with shade, directly south of the parking lot at Groves Park.  Kids voted for their favorite of four alternative designs during the month of March in the lobby of the William M. Clements Center.  The preferred design will be constructed in Summer 2017.

Menlo Park Exercise Stations

Shaded outdoor exercise stations will be constructed in Menlo Park this summer thanks to grants from the Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program and Cigna Medical Group.

Reid Park Zoo - Health Center

Construction is underway for a new health center at the Reid Park Zoo. The project is funded entirely by the Reid Park Zoological Society.  If you wish to make a donation, please go to the Reid Park Zoo Donate Now site.

Rio Vista Natural Resource Park

Social service groups and local businesses will be building a meditation garden at Rio Vista Natural Resource 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, and cash. If you wish to make a donation, go to the Tucson Parks Foundation site.

Sunnyside Neighborhood - Airport Wash Path

This project is being implemented through a neighborhood grant from the Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Program.  It will provide an asphalt walking path on the south side of Airport Wash from South 12th Avenue to South 6th Avenue.

 

Recently Completed Projects

Estevan Park

A new restroom was installed at the playground area in Estevan Park.

Fort Lowell Adkins

This join City/County project included the rehabilitation and preservation of important historic properties on the former Adkins Steel parcel (Fort Lowell Park).  Improvements included rehabilitation of the Commissary Building and construction of new protective structures that replicate the form of the fort and fort buildings which were placed over the existing ruins and the locations where historic ford buildings once stood.  In addition, the historic parade ground and Cottonwood Lane were reestablished.

Morris K. Udall Park - Solar Structures

Solar shade structures were installed over parking areas at the recreation center and Carol West Senior Addition.  The system generates 458kW of power and is projected to save the city approximately $700,000 over the 25-year life of the project.

Reid Park Zoo - Lemur Exhibit

This project included the modification of the existing Sun Bear exhibit to accommodate the relocation of the lemurs.

Tahoe Park Ramada

A new ramada has been installed at Tahoe Park thanks to the Catalina Vista Neighborhood Association, Kapp-Con Construction, and numerous donors.  ADA parking and sidewalks were also constructed.

Tucson Rodeo Grounds

This project included 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 new lighting.

 

Contact Capital Planning and Development

900 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716
520-791-4873