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January 5, 2018
Tucson Parks adds to board

The Tucson Parks Foundation is pleased to announce the addition of the following community leaders to its board. They include Teresa Bravo, Pima County Economic Development and International Projects Coordinator; Dan Chambers, who is retired and a community philanthropist; Sara Kaufman, Southern Arizona Adult Tennis League Coordinator and Annemarie Medina, YMCA of Southern Arizona Vice President of Corporate and Community Partnerships.

The Tucson Parks Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization established in 1983 to provide philanthropic support to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

New & Press Releases

Northwest Center Hosts 12th Annual Eggstragavanza

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Northwest Center (160 N. 6th Ave.) presents it’s 12th Annual Easter Eggstravaganza, Sat., April 23 from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 

The event is free to the public and features a Easter Egg Hunt for children 12 and under.

Sponsored by several local agencies, it features an Easter Egg hunt for various age groups, lunch will be served, games, and prizes.

The Easter Bunny will make a special appearance.

Egg hunt times are as follows:
Ages 4 and under from 10-10:30 a.m.
Ages 5-6 from 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Ages 7-8 from 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 9-12  from 11:30 a.m.-noon

For more information contact Northwest Center at 791-3247.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Survey

The Parks and Recreation Department is working with the University of Arizona, Masters of Public Administration (Methods for Program Evaluation Class) to conduct a variety of evaluations across the Department. As a valuable learning experience for students, and a local source of insight for the community, this partnership provides mutual benefit and an exciting opportunity to gain citizen perspective about Parks and Recreation services and facilities.
12 groups have identified scopes-of-work and are in process of completing the assessments.
1)   Online survey of the “value” of Parks & Recreation
2)   Youth (birth-teen)
3)   Adults
4)   Older Adults
5)   Parks
6)   Recreation Centers
7)   Services and Demographics (CENSUS, GIS, All areas including E, SW, NW)
8)   Internal Staff Perspectives
9)   Special Populations
10)  Benefits to Other Agencies (e.g., Police, Prevention/Health, Mental Health, Juvenile Court, other non-profits)
11)  Marketing and Outreach (e.g., Advertising, Media, etc.)
12)  Management Team
The students’ final reports will be used to assist and complement future studies and actions associated with the department’s CAPRA Accreditation and strategic planning functions. Visit the Parks and Recreation website for survey and information:  Your participation and active support in these exercises is appreciated.

Our Big Event

The Tucson Parks Foundation would like to invite you to our biggest fundraising event of the year – the Hole in One Contest! at the gorgeous Del Urich Golf Course in mid-town Tucson, 900 S. Alvernon Way. It will be held over multiple days, with top shots qualifying for Tucson’s premiere Pro-Am Golf Tournament. You could win $1 million dollars!

Each $10 raffle tickets gets you 10 shots at the Hole In One, but it also enters you into a drawing to win resort stays, a flat-screen TV, a GPS and many other prizes. Buy your tickets today!

If you’ve never golfed before, now’s the time to take a lesson or practice some shots at one of Tucson’s gorgeous, golf facilities.

We are looking for volunteers to staff the Hole In One locations. Please contact us if you’d like to help out!

Tucson Parks and Recreation Department Recognized for Excellence

On October 26, 2010, the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department was recognized for excellence in the field of parks and recreation management by becoming one of only ninety-seven agencies in the country currently holding national accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA).

Read more here