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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

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Free Health Fair at El Rio Neighborhood Center


The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Tucson Parks and Recreation are pleased to host their annual free Health and Safety Fair at El Rio Neighborhood Center. This health fair will focus on providing free health services and health information to members of the Tucson community by offering screenings for asthma, diabetes, blood pressure, cholesterol, hearing, vision, medication reviews and confidential Hepatitis C and HIV. ACCESS Arizona Smiles will be there with their dental mobile to provide dental exams for children. There will also be activities for children including bike helmet fitting, obstacle course, jumping castle and face painting. Moreover, there will be a vendor expo, raffle prizes, guest speakers, food trucks and more! This event is free and open to the public. Spanish translators will be available.

What: Health and Safety Fair

When: Saturday, September 20, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Where: El Rio Neighborhood Center, 1390 W. Speedway Blvd.

Primary Sponsors: The University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and Tucson Parks and Recreation

Contact: Joe Cedillo, Tucson Parks and Recreation. or call 520.791.4683

El Rio Theatre Project presents Shakespeare’s King Lear

The El Rio Theatre Project will present its 8th Annual Shakespeare in the Park with William Shakespeare’s King Lear at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheatre, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd.  Performances are scheduled for Sept 19-21, 25-28 & Oct. 2-5.  Curtain time is 7 p.m. for all performances; the event is free to the public, with a suggested donation of $5.  Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and the whole family, and enjoy an evening of Theatre in the park.

King Lear is ready to turn his realm over to his three daughters. His plan is simple: Give the biggest piece to the daughter who loves him most. But honeyed words and hubris blind Lear to the true motives of those around him, plunging king and kingdom into a hell of treachery, madness and unspeakable acts – with consequences that reveal the worst and best in human nature.

For additional information call 791-4353 or visit their website at


Tucson Pops Orchestra’s Fall Concert Series at Reid Park



Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Tucson POPS Orchestra, invite you to join us for the free fall concert series this September. The Tucson Pops concerts are a place where the entire family can come together to enjoy music and meet their neighbors in the beautiful open spaces of Reid Park. You will enjoy some of Tucson’s finest musicians performing music under the stars. Come early, bring a blanket or chairs and picnic before the concert. This concert series is very popular and parking will fill up quickly. Please make arrangements to come early and use the alternate parking areas at Hi Corbett or Randolph Golf Course with a shuttle to the park.

Who: Music Lovers and Families
What: Tucson POPS Orchestra Fall Concert Series
When: Sundays, September 7, 14 and 21 at 7 p.m.
Where: Reid Park, George DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center bandshell (900 S. Randolph Way)
Parking: Parking at Reid Park is limited and will fill up quickly. Alternate parking will be provided at Hi Corbett or a shuttle service is available from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from the Randolph Golf Course at 600 S. Alvernon Way.
Mass Transit: Visit 

More Information: or call 520-722-5853

Sponsored by Tucson Parks and Recreation, Long Realty Co., and The Tucson POPS Orchestra

Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair: Call for Vendors

Applications are available for artists who wish to participate in the Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair on November 29-30. This event has been held for over two decades drawing in over 100 vendors from all over the southwest. We are looking for artists, crafters, photographers, painters, potters, jewelers and more to sell their original artwork. All items must be handmade or made by you, no mass produced, store bought, re-sale, or imported items. All applications are subject to approval. 

This event is located in Reid Park, west of DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. Registration will open October 1, 2014 and go through November 14, 2014. Walk in registration will begin October 7, 2014 at 900 S. Randolph Way in the Registration Office. The fee is $90 for a 10 x 10 arts and craft vendor space for the two day event.

For more information or to download an application visit the Tucson Parks and Recreation website at