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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!

    In just a few more weeks the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department will roll 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.

    Notices and Closures

    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.

    2015 Bond Election: You can learn more about the projects being considered for the Parks and Recreation and Museums and Tourism categories.


    Nature Night: Bats in Flight Friday, August 7, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. Rillito River Park, 4200 N. Campbell Ave. Discover the fascinating lives of Mexican free-tailed bats and watch as hundreds of bats emerge from their daytime roosts under the Campbell Avenue Bridge over the Rillito River. Pima County naturalists and volunteers provide information and family friendly activities.

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

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    $50.00 for Long Sleeve

    Gila Monster Loop Jerseys have arrived!

    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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    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.

    Parklands Foundation
    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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