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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    From caring for stately saguaros in Tucson Mountain Park to overseeing after-school recreation programs, we add a vital dimension to the lives of our residents and visitors. We invite you to hike and play in our parks or take one of the many classes we offer. We're working for you!

    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department has rolled out a new online registration system. The new system will allow you to register for classes or reserve ramadas from the comfort of your own home. You’ll need to create an account to use it, but don’t worry! With a couple of clicks and a few easy taps of the keyboard, you’ll be set up and ready to enjoy the convenience of online registration.

    Register today for a wide range of outdoor activities and tours.
    Recreation classes online registration begins December 7.

    Notices and Closures

    Brandi Fenton Dog Park large dog enclosure will be closed for improvements beginning Monday, 10/12/2015 for 4 to 6 weeks. Please consider using alternative Pima County and City of Tucson dog parks.

    The Santa Cruz River Path between Ajo Road and Irvington Road on the west bank will have intermittent closures for paving beginning Monday, 9/28/2015.

    Canoa Preserve baseball fields will be closed for over seeding starting Monday, 9/14/15, scheduled to reopen on Monday, 10/12/15, pending on no unforeseen issues.

    Construction on the McDonald dog park lighting project started September 8, 2015 and is expected to be completed by early November, pending no unforeseen issues.

    Rillito Regional Park Construction: The north entry off 1st Avenue is closed to the public while improvements are in process. The south 1st Avenue entry and the River Road entry will remain in use throughout the project. For Construction Alerts

    Thomas Jay and Flowing Wells Park playgrounds are closed for repairs until future notice.

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    Men’s and Women’s styles, sizes Small to XL, short sleeves and long sleeves.
    Limited Supply and the price is $45.00 for short sleeves and $50.00 for long sleeves.
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    Limited Bat Loop Jerseys Available

    4 XL Men's Short Sleeve
    1 XXL Men's Short Sleeve
    1 XXXL Men's Long Sleeve

    $45.00 for Short Sleeve
    $50.00 for Long Sleeve

    Bat and Gila Monster Loop T-Shirts have arrived!

    NRPR has them in sizes S to XXL in women’s v-neck and men’s crew neck styles in the sport–tek, material. We also have Youth sizes Med and Large. T-shirts are $15.00 each.

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    Pima County established its Parks and Recreation Department in 1947 to serve urban and rural residents and guests by providing leisure-time destinations and services.


    Leading community efforts to conserve the Sonoran Desert and enhance the urban environment while providing quality recreational, educational, and leisure activities.


    Inspiring enjoyment of our natural resources, urban parks, and recreational program.

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    The Pima County Parks Rules are adopted by the Pima County Board of Supervisors as the code of rules and regulations for Pima County parks and recreation areas pursuant to A.R.S. 11-935(B)(2) and 11-936.

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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000

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