Leisure Classes and Opportunities

Tucson Parks and Recreation has a variety of leisure classes and opportunities for your personalized interests. Pottery, health and fitness, motor development for children, walking, swimming, and a wide selection of indoor and outdoor recreation activities available for Tucsonans of all ages and abilities.

Our facilities also make great locations for corporate or social functions.

A Discount Program is available for select programs and passes.

Visit EZEEreg for class information and registration.

If you have any questions, please contact us.

Leisure Classes

Adaptive aquatics pool

Adaptive Aquatics

  • Rehabilitate under-used or healing muscles
  • Soothes the mind and body

Kids and instructor in swimming pool


  • Swimming - a skill for life
  • A sport that is safe for all ages, at all fitness levels

Arts and crafts

Arts and Crafts

  • Improve coordination and manual dexterity
  • A constructive way to express thoughts



  • Develop new skills and pursue various forms of artistic expression
  • Social interaction



  • Contributes to high self-esteem and positive outlook
  • Gain flexibility, strength and endurance

young artist

Drawing and Painting

  • Excellent source of relaxation and physical therapy
  • Gain self-esteem and confidence



  • Become physically active, stay fit and healthy
  • Build a range of motor and coordination skills, and develop a good sense of body awareness

fitness class

Health and Fitness

  • Improves your mood and boosts your energy level
  • Helps manage weight and combat diseases



  • Enhance creative thinking
  • Improve dexterity, focus and concentration

Jr. staff

Junior Staff in Training

  • Improve leadership skills and build self esteem
  • Gain skills for future employement

(Fall and Summer)



  • After school recreation program for ages 5 - 11
  • Establish good friendships

(Fall and Summer)

motor development

Motor Development

  • Help stimulate movement through songs and music
  • Develop their fine and gross motor skills as they learn about the world around them

boy playing piano


  • Learn discipline and paitence
  • Communicate your emotions and relieve stress

budding photographer


  • Learn the technical features of digital and film cameras and the effects of lighting
  • You will realize key creative ideas that can be put to use

making pottery


  • Forget all distractions, pressures and problems in day-to-day life and relieve stress
  • Share quality time with family and friends while creating art

young tennis players

Sports Camps

  • Learn the three "Ps"... practice, patience, and persistence
  • Improve social skills while staying active


teaching t-ball

Sports Classes

  • Enjoy learning about different sports while making friends
  • Strengthen your mind and body, build confidence, and enhance self-esteem



  • Build self confidence and develop public speaking skills
  • Discover how creativity can help open up your mind

therapy with basketball

Therapeutic Programs

  • Increase independence for making choices
  • Increase friendships with peers with and without disabilities.

teen girls

Youth/Teen Programs

  • Learn life skills, social interaction and educational enhancement
  • Enjoy field trips, sports, cooking and community service projects

Leisure Opportunities

track meet

Adult Sports Leagues

  • Join one of the many teams in a friendly competition and get a great workout

handball/raquetball court


  • Basketball
  • Handball
  • Raquetball
  • Tennis
  • Vollyball


Golf Courses

  • Enjoy a strategic round of golf at one of our five City golf courses

off-leash dogs and ball

Off-Leash Dog Areas

  • You and your dog can enjoy one of our seven free dog parks

pond and fountain in Ft. Lowell Park


  • For parties, picnics or just a stroll in the park, visit one of our over 100 City parks

rose garden

Rose Garden

  • 101 ways to experience roses


Skate Parks

  • Catch some air at one of our three skate parks

young basketballer

Sunset Hoops

  • Basketball for teens

public swimming pool

Swimming Pools

  • Learn to swim with Amercan Red Cross certified instructors

urban fishermen

Urban Fishing (pdf)

  • Kennedy
  • Lakeside
  • Silverbell

indoor walking track

Walking Indoor Track

  • Clements Fitness Center
  • El Pueblo Activity Center
  • Udall Center

outdoor walking path

Walking Outdoor Path

  • Archer Center
  • Cherry Ave. Center
  • David Bell at Reid Park
  • Quincie Douglas Center
  • Udall Park

Julian Wash pathway

Walking River/Linear Parks

  • Julian Wash
  • Pantano Wash
    • Tanqe Verde to Speedway
    • Kenyon to Michael Perry Park
  • Santa Cruz River Walk

befriending a giraffe


  • Explore naturalistic habitats housing hundreds of exotic animals