Make a Donation to the Tucson Parks Foundation
The Tucson Parks Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization working with public and private partners to supplement and support the City of Tucson Parks & Recreation’s programs, services, and capital projects; particularly those that help children, at-risk youth, seniors and the disabled.
Your tax-deductible donations are greatly appreciated to improve the quality of life for all Tucson residents & visitors.
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Donations can be made by mailing a check or money order to:
Tucson Parks Foundation
900 S. Randolph Way
Tucson, AZ 85716-5834
Please don’t send cash.
Make your donation to the Tucson Parks Foundation over the course of a year!
It’s easier than ever to make a tax-deductible donation to the Tucson Parks Foundation with Monthly Giving. You can now make smaller, monthly donations that really add up at the end of the year.
Select either a $5, $10, $25, $50, or $100 monthly donation amount. You will be charged that amount today and then once a month until you decide you want to stop your donations. It’s that easy!
*Monthly payments are recurring until canceled.
Make a Donation to a Specific Project
The friends of Himmel Park coalesced in the fall of 2014 out of concern for the park’s declining natural landscape and man-made infrastructure. Over the past few years, Himmel has lost 7 mature shade trees, and experienced on-going issues with worn-out and inadequate playground equipment (historic slide and swings excluded) and sprinkler systems.
Current “Friends of Himmel” Projects
1.) Installing two kiosks for announcements from surrounding inner-city neighborhoods, the Library, sports leagues, Friends of Himmel Park, Ward Six, Parks and Rec, and other community groups, as well as neighborhood notices about lost dogs, community gatherings, classes, and public safety (See kiosks for info on how to post in the locked box.). ($466.00)
2.)Working with Parks, Tucson Audubon, and other local groups to create a Pilot Eco-niche/pocket habitat just west of the swimming pool that will improve water retention, increase the bird and butterfly population (using all native bushes and trees), and offer a much-needed, beautiful sitting area for passive recreation.($1600.00)
3.) Replacing lost trees with native ones, to give park-goers more shade and birds more habitat. Repair old sprinkler systems so that all trees can be better sustained. (Watch for Tree Planting in April) ($700.00-$4,000.00)
4.) Planning and fundraising for up-to-date playground equipment that is suitable not just for toddlers but for older children as well. We are also looking at the pressing need for shade cloth over the west play area. (TBA)
Reid Park Rose Garden
The Reid Park Rose Garden represents an on-going partnership with The Friends of The Reid Park Rose Garden who volunteer regularly to maintain the landscape. The garden originally opened in 1960 with 232 rose beds. More than 100 species of roses and 800 individual plants are currently maintained in the Rose Garden. It is typically in full bloom in the spring during March and April and in the fall around October and November. More Details.