CLOSURES (SEE BELOW)
May 14, 2020: TUCSON PARKS AND RECREATION PUBLIC FACILITIES WILL REMAIN TEMPORARILY CLOSED
Tucson Parks and Recreation facilities, recreation centers, pools, and splash pads will remain closed at this time while the Mayor and Council work with the City Manager and departmental leadership to complete a phased City-wide reopening plan. This plan is being developed in careful consideration to protect public health and comply with the associated published guidance from the Pima County Health Department, the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the CDC.
The proposed plan will be discussed at next week’s Mayor and Council Study Session on Tuesday, May 19, at 2 p.m. In addition, all aquatic, leisure class, and summer 2020 programs, including KIDCO, have been temporarily postponed as a sustainable plan ensuring the safety of participants and staff is developed.
- City recreation centers and aquatics facilities are closed.
- Pursuant to Tucson Code Section 21-3(7)(3) and 21-2(b), Tucson Parks and Recreation will temporarily close all ramadas, gazebos, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, basketball, bocce, tennis, and volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, and splash pads.
- All aquatics, youth, therapeutic, and senior programing are cancelled.
- All leisure classes and softball leagues have been canceled.
- All senior programming will be be suspended at Parks facilities until further notice due to increased risk our senior community members face from COVID-19. The department is committed to ensuring that all Senior Meal Program Participants will continue to receive meals during this time and is working in partnership with Pima Council on Aging (PCOA) to make that happen.
- Frozen meals will be provided to seniors enrolled in the congregate meals program. Pickup times will be scheduled at all eight of our meal sites. There will be no change for the program's home delivery participants.
- For those individuals who received SunVan vouchers for transportation to and from the meal sites, home delivery accomodations are being made.
- All existing reservations and permits for special events, sports fields, and ramadas in May will be canceled with the option for future credit or refund. No new reservations or permits will be issued until further notice.
The Summer Activity Guide is your direct connection to all Tucson Parks and Recreation leisure classes, summer KIDCO, swim lessons and activities. Registration dates to be determined.
Tucson Delivers: Parks + Connections
In November 2018, the voters approved Proposition 407, a $225 million bond package to improve park amenities and connections throughought the City of Tucson. Parks projects include improvements at 100 of our city’s 128 parks and focus on existing facilities and amenities as well as adding new amenities and three new parks. Projects include improvements to pools and splash pads, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, and more. Bond funds will also improve connections with greenways, shared-use paths, pedestrian safety features, sidewalks, and bicycle lanes.