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  • Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center

    map1660 West Ruthrauff Road
    Tucson, AZ 85705
    (520) 724-5360
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    Beginning July 29, the Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center will be the site for free COVID-19 saliva testing.

    Schedule an appointment HERE

    All NRPR community centers are temporarily closed. Food security/senior meal distribution will continue with curb-side pick-up for registered participants at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells and Picture Rocks community centers. Registration for all Pima County NRPR programs has been temporarily postponed or suspended. At this time it has not been determined when our facilities will reopen and when community center programs will resume. Please watch this website page for more information.

    Community Center Staff

    Joanna Dinan, Community Center Coordinator
    Allana Erickson, Recreation Specialist Senior
    Roberto Flores, Recreation Leader
    James Devlin, Recreation Leader


    Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Time changes due to special events will be posted at the center. 

    Community Center Services

    • Calendar   
    • Classes
    • Community services
    • Fitness
    • Pre-School programs
    • Public meetings
    • Room are available to rent for meetings and events. Please call (520) 724-5360 for more information.
    • Senior lunches
      • There is no menu for the Senior Meals program for the month of May. Pre-ordered meals are assorted frozen meals that can be picked up between 10:00 and 11:00 a.m. on Monday and Wednesday. On Monday seniors will receive 3 meals and on Wednesday 4 meals. For more information, please call Aida at 520-724-5362.
    • Senior programs
    • Social services
    • Wi-Fi connection
    • Youth Programs
    Picnic TableWelcome, everyone! 
    Come on in. Meet the staff at the Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center who would like to extend a warm welcome to everyone. Take a tour of the center and learn about our various programs. The center has something for everyone. If we don’t have it now, mention your idea. We are open to new programming ideas. You do not have to be a resident of the Flowing Wells area to join in on the fun, educational programs, great food and so much more. We have Wi-Fi connection at the center.


    Children ColoringLil’ Reckers

    This 6 week program is offered in 4 different sessions throughout the school year, for children ages 3-5 years who are toilet trained. A variety of classes are offered which include activities such as arts and crafts, music, story time, nutrition education, early learning skills, socialization, sports skills, active games, science, and much more. Parent must accompany the child and remain on premises during the entire program. Additional parent programming available. Please contact the community center for more information or for dates and times check our online registration.

    After-School Program

    Child PlayingPima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation facilities are not licensed childcare facilities under section 36-882 of A.R.S. The school-age youth programs are “at will” drop in programs and youth enrolled in the programs may come and go of their own volition.

    The after-school program is for children ages 5-12. 5-year-olds must be enrolled in elementary school. Activities include homework help, reading program, group games, sports, arts and crafts, board and table games, special events, and more. The program is free except for some special events. Please contact the community center for more information or for dates and times check our online registration.

    Summer Recreation Program


    The summer recreation program offered June and July, is for children entering 1st through 6th grade in the 2019/2020 school year. Activities include indoor and outdoor recreation, reading program, group games, sports, arts and crafts, board and table games, special events, guest speakers, field trips, environmental education and more. The program is free except for some special events. Please contact the community center for more information or for dates and times check our online registration.
    Senior Exercise

    Enhance Fitness

    Instructor: Joanna Dinan
    Exercise for participants 60 years or older that wish to improve balance, strength and cardio health. Come in and talk to us about the class on a class day shortly before or after scheduled class time.
    Classes: Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30-10:30 a.m. 

    Computer Lab

    Computers are available in the senior lounge for adults 50 and older. Computers are available for all ages at the Flowing Wells Library located across the street. 

    adults painting

    Senior Nutrition Program

    This program offers nutritious meals for older adults giving them the opportunity to dine with others and take part in social, recreational, and educational activities. Registration is required. Program is sponsored by Pima Council on Aging. A $2.00 donation requested for lunch.
    Lunch: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch is served at noon.

    Social Activities

    Card games are played each afternoon in the Senior Lounge starting at 12:30 p.m. A senior Mahjong group meets on Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m.


    Recently released movies are shown at no charge once a month. Check the Senior Activities Newsletter for this month's movie.

    ACES photoACES

    ACES offers group activities, recreational programs and volunteer opportunities to Pima County adults age 50 and older. Our goal is to provide a variety of pleasurable experiences that will enrich and enhance the social, educational and physical well being of all who participate in ACES. ACES provides social interaction through games, luncheons with entertainment, day and overnight trips, theater presentations, movies and the opportunity to take part in community service projects.

    ACES encourages volunteerism as a form of recreation. Members are actively involved in collecting items for Youth on Their Own and provide assistance to schools. ACES provides baby bonnets for newborns at Northwest Hospital and volunteer for a number of county and city special events that are in need of assistance.

    Business meetings and activity registration
    First Tuesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.
    Meetings are held in the ACES room with monthly activity registrations beginning at 10:00 a.m. Activity registration is open at all. You do not need to be a member of the ACES program to participate in any of the activities offered.

    For more information about events, activities, day trips, meetings, and services read the monthly Senior Activities Newsletter here or pick up a copy at the community center.
    Embroidery Guild of America: Second Thursday each month, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

    Flowing Wells Neighborhood Coalition Meeting and Potluck:
    Third Thursday, 6:00 p.m. 

    Knitting Meet-up: Mondays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.

    Oil Painting Meet-up: Tuesdays, 9:00 a.m.-Noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m.

    Ukulele Meet-up: Thursdays, 2:00-5:00 p.m.

    Due to pending renovations to the facility no immediate upcoming events are planned. Please check back at a later date for further information.

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