@ReadySetRec

The City of Tucson Mayor and City Council and Tucson Parks and Recreation are excited to announce a new mobile recreation program, Ready, Set, Rec! This engaging program was made possible by recommendation from Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres to use federal CARES Act funds to acquire six vans, equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), handwashing stations, and traffic cones or barricades to bring recreation to the community. This effort is backed by the mayor and all city council members. 

Join us at the official launch of the Ready, Set, Rec! program at Rodeo Park where we will cut the ribbon and release the vans out into the community. Masks and physical distancing will be required. You can also watch the ceremony live on Facebook then head over to the location near you to join in on the fun.  

Official Ready, Set, Rec! Launch 
When: Thursday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. (recreation program from 1-3 p.m.) 
Where: Rodeo Park, 5000 S. Nogales Highway 
Once the ribbon has been cut, the other five vans will drive to the other locations to host recreation activities. 

Other Locations: 
David G. Herrera and Ramon Quiroz Park, 600 W. St. Marys Road., 2-4 p.m. 
Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive, 2-4 p.m. 
Jacobs Park, 3300 N. Fairview Ave., 2-4 p.m. 
Purple Heart Park, 9800 E. Rita Road, 2-4 p.m. 
Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd., 2-4 p.m.  

Safety of the community and employees is a top priority for the City. Each program will have limited participants, masks will be required, as well as physical distancing. Equipment will be cleaned between uses and prior to the activities taking place. Each vehicle will be equipped with PPE to keep both staff and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including first aid kits, masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer. We ask that if you are feeling sick, stay home and follow all other CDC guidelines to keep safe. 

See where the van is this month!

Date Location Time Play Module(s)
2/25 Rudy Garcia Park (Rodeo Park) 1-3 p.m. General Play
2/25 David G. Herrera Park (Oury) 2-4 p.m. General Play + Frisbee Golf
2/25 JesseOwens Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Gardening
2/25 Jacobs Park 2-4 p.m. General Play
2/25 Purple Heart Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + STEM
2/25 Himmel Park  2-4 p.m. General Play + Carnival Games
2/26 Menlo Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play + Frisbee Golf
2/26 Vista Del Prado  1-3 p.m. General Play + Gardening
2/26 Santa Rosa Park  3-5 p.m. General Play + Color/Oragami
2/27 Harold Bell Wright Noon-2 p.m. General Play + STEM
2/27 La Madera Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play
2/27 Catalina Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play + Bubbles

*General Play is for all ages, includeds corn hole, board games, hula hoops, giant chess, giant checkers, giant connect 4, cards, music, Mexican train, dominoes, giant Jenna, giant ring toss, walking sticks etc.

March 1-6, 2021

Date Location Time Play Module(s)
3/1 Freedom Park 1-3 p.m. General Play
3/1 Catalina Park 2:30-4:30 p.m. General Play + Carnival Games
3/2 Fort Lowell Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Bubbles
3/2 Bravo Park 3-5 p.m. General Play
3/3 Michael Perry Park 1-3 p.m. General Play + Carnival Games
3/3 Estevan Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Frisbee Golf
3/3 Loma Verde Park 2:30-4:30 p.m. General Play + Bubbles
3/3 Conner Park 3-5 p.m. General Play 
3/3 Santa Rosa Park  3-5 p.m. General Play
3/4 Riverview Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play + Frisbee Golf
3/4 Palo Verde Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Carnival Games
3/4 Ochoa Park 3-5 p.m. General Play + Oragami + Fitness
3/5 Stefan Gallob Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Field Activities
3/5 Iron Horse Park 2:30-4:30 p.m. General Play + Bubbles
3/5 Mitchell Park 3-5 p.m. General Play
3/6 Joaquin Murrieta Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. General Play + Frisbee Golf
3/6 Rio Vista Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. General Play
3/6 Todd M. Harris Sports Complex (Golf Links) 11 a.m.-1 p.m. General Play + Field Activities

*General Play is for all ages, includeds corn hole, board games, hula hoops, giant chess, giant checkers, giant connect 4, cards, music, Mexican train, dominoes, giant Jenna, giant ring toss, walking sticks etc.

March 8-13, 2021

Date Location Time Play Module(s)
3/8 Escalante Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play + Coloring
3/9 Anza Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play + Field Activities
3/9 Villa Serena Park Noon-2 p.m. General Play + Coloring
3/9 Alvernon Park 2:30-4:30 p.m. General Play + Carnival Games
3/9 Swan Park 3-5 p.m. General Play + Fitness/Coloring
3/10 Lakeside Park 9-11 a.m. General Play + Fishing
3/10 Bonita Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Field Activities
3/10 Tahoe Park 3-5 p.m. General Play 
3/10 Bristol Park 3-5 p.m. General Play + Fitness/Coloring
3/11 Vista del Pueblo Park 2-4 p.m. General Play + Bubbles
3/11 Vista del Rio Park 2-4 p.m. General Play 
3/11 Highland Vista Park 2:30-4:30 p.m. General Play + STEM
3/11 Pueblo Gardens Park 3-5 p.m. General Play
3/12 Rolling Hills Park 1-3 p.m. General Play + Oragami
3/12 Amphi Park 3-5 p.m. General Play + Bubbles
3/13 Tierra del Sol Park 11-1 p.m. General Play + Oragami
3/13 Limberlost Park 11 a.m.-1 p.m. General Play 
3/13 Wilshire Heights Park 1-3 p.m. General Play + Carnival

*General Play is for all ages, includeds corn hole, board games, hula hoops, giant chess, giant checkers, giant connect 4, cards, music, Mexican train, dominoes, giant Jenna, giant ring toss, walking sticks etc.

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