Parks and Recreation Department

Elephant calf born at Reid Park Zoo on Tucson's 239th birthday

Reid Park Zoo announces that Semba, a 24-year old African Elephant, successfully delivered a female calf at 10:55pm last night! Both mother and calf appear to be doing well, but are spending quiet time in the Click Family Elephant Care Center under the watchful eyes of the elephant team. This is Semba’s third calf, but the first elephant ever born at Reid Park Zoo.

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COX Communications Movies in the Park - PARKING ADVISORY

Cox Communications will host Movies in the Park at Reid Park throughout the summer. Cox invites you to bring a blanket or lawn chair and join us for a free movie along with popcorn, soda, food vendors, live music, jumping castles, balloon twisters, and arts and crafts exhibits from area non-profits. All movies begin at dusk (approximately 7 p.m.-7:30 p.m.).

Due to the popularity of this event, parking will fill up quickly. Please make arrangements to come early and use the alternate parking area at Hi Corbett.

What:    Movies in the Park

When:     Friday, June 20 - We Bought a Zoo

                Friday, July 18 - How to Train Your Dragon

                Friday, August 1 - Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

                Friday, August 15 - Night at the Museum

                Friday, August 29 - Mr. Peabody & Sherman

                Food and activities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the movie starting at dusk.

Where: Reid Park, George DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center bandshell - Country Club and 22nd Street

Parking: Parking at Reid Park is limited and will fill up quickly. Alternate parking will be provided at Hi Corbett.

Sponsors: Cox, Cox Charities, Reid Park Zoo and the Arizona Daily Star

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Tucson POPS ORCHESTRA Presents the Fall Concert Series at Reid Park

Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, in partnership with Tucson POPS Orchestra, invite you to join us for the free fall concert series this September. The Tucson Pops concerts are a place where the entire family can come together to enjoy music and meet their neighbors in the beautiful open spaces of Reid Park. You will enjoy some of Tucson’s finest musicians performing music under the stars. Come early, bring a blanket or chairs and picnic before the concert. This concert series is very popular and parking will fill up quickly. Please make arrangements to come early and use the alternate parking areas at Hi Corbett or Randolph Golf Course with a shuttle to the park.

Who:     Music Lovers and Families
What:    Tucson POPS Orchestra Fall Concert Series
When:  Sundays, September 7, 14 and 21 at 7 p.m.
Where: Reid Park, George DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center bandshell  - Concert Place and Country Club              
Parking:  Reid Park is limited and will fill up quickly. Alternate parking will be provided at Hi Corbett or a shuttle service is available from 4:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. from the Randolph Golf Course at 600 S. Alvernon Way. or call 520-722-5853        

Sponsors:Tucson Parks and Recreation, Long Realty Co., and The Tucson POPS Orchestra

Attention program registrants

The automated phone system (573-EZEE) is no longer available for registration.  Registration will only be available through the Internet at or you may register live over the phone beginning the Wednesday after initial registration.

Tucson Parks and Recreation has locations throughout the City with public access computers that will be available for use for registration.  Locations scheduled to be open during registration Saturdays are:

Please call 791-4877 with any comments or concerns.

Parks and Recreation Discount Program

Parks and Recreation Discount Program offers a 50% discount for select programs and 25% discount for passes for qualifying participants on specific programs and passes. The program is in accordance with the Department’s Revenue and Pricing Policy adopted by Mayor and Council. The program benefits City of Tucson residents who provide documented proof of city residency, household size and household income.

2014 DISCOUNT-QUALIFYING PROGRAMS INCLUDE: Service Levels 1 & 2 programming

50% discount eligible-programs

  • KIDCO (school-year/summer)
  • Teen Programs (Jr. Leadership, IBC)
  • Therapeutic Recreation
  • Group Learn-to-Swim Lessons

25% discount eligible-passes

  • Swimming Passes (multi use/seasonal)
  • Recreation Center Memberships (Quarterly, Annual, Walking)
  • Basic Senior Recreation (activity cards)


  • Class Registration Services: 900 South Randolph, 791-4877
  • East District Office: 7575 E. Speedway Blvd., 791-5934
  • Archer Center: 791-4355
  • Adaptive Rec Center: 791-5643
  • Armory Center: 791-4865
  • Clements Center: 791-5787
  • El Pueblo Center: 791-5155
  • El Rio Center: 791-4683
  • Freedom Center: 791-4969
  • Northwest Center: 791-3247
  • Quincie Douglas: 791-2507
  • Randolph Center: 791-4560
  • Santa Rosa Center: 791-4589
  • Udall Center: 791-4931