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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!

    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation has an online registration system. The system will allow you to register for leisure classes, Canoa Ranch tours, bird walks, nature hikes and other activities. You can also reserve a ramada for your next event. You’ll need to create an account to use it. You may also purchase an annual Tours and Outdoor Activities Membership Pass for significant savings on activity registration fees.

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    Chiricahua Leopard Frog, Roadrunner and Jaguar Jerseys


    Loop Jerseys can be purchased at the Communications Office at 130 W. Congress. For more information contact Laura Galvez at 724-3312.

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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Memorial Bench Program

    Oval PlaqueNatural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) partners with Outdoor Creations and the Parklands Foundation to give residents and park users the opportunity to purchase and donate a concrete park bench to be placed in an urban county park in remembrance of friends and family. The cost of the bench and plaque costs approximately $1,100 with an additional $75.00 installation fee.

    To purchase and donate a memorial bench:
    1. Submit a Memorial Bench Application Form to NRPR
    2. NRPR submits request to Outdoor Creations for a quote and layout of the engraving
    3. Rectangle Plaque
    4. Upon approval of quote and plaque, NRPR requires purchaser to send 2 checks:
      1st check is made out to Pima County Parklands Foundation for the bench and the
      2nd check is made out to Pima County for the $75 installation fee
    5. It takes about 90 days to order, ship and install the bench

      Once the bench is delivered to our warehouse, NRPR will meet with purchaser on site to determine the exact Engravedplacement and location of bench in the park.

      For any questions, please contact George Kuck at 520-724-5179 or Valerie Samoy at 520-724-5220.
      Thank you in advance for participating in this program. These memorial benches help meet the needs of our park users and greatly enhance the beauty and function of our parks. 

      Memorial Bench Application Form

    Pima County Parklands Foundation

    In 1987, a group of concerned volunteers founded the Pima County Parklands Foundation. Its mission is “to protect and enhance the parks of Pima County, Arizona: this includes funding park improvements, the acquisition of parklands, and the enhancement and enlargement of recreation programs.”

    Through the Foundation, an individual or group can make a gift or cash donation to the county park of their choice. The Pima County Parklands Foundation is an all-volunteer organization, so donations are directed exactly as the donor wishes. Donations are tax-deductible, within the limits of the law.

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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000

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