Abraham Lincoln Regional Park (known to most Tucsonans as simply “Lincoln Park”) is located on the East Side of Tucson, adjacent to Santa Rita High School and Pima Community College’s East Campus.
This HUGE regional park is nestled in a beautiful natural desert landscape totaling 191 acres. Amenities include a softball complex with concessions, a beach entry swimming pool, soccer fields, and a 1-mile walking path. The site also includes ramadas and four sand volleyball courts. The Atturbury Bird & Animal Sanctuary is located within the park and is accessible from Escalante Road.
Note that bicycles are available for rent at the William Clements Recreation Center for a nominal fee ($2/pass holders; $5 for non-pass holders; $10/family). Helmets are included with the rental fee.
Also on-site is the Children’s Outdoor Performance Area (COPA) – available for rent for weddings, birthdays, family reunions, and other private celebrations. The area includes an outdoor stage, two lighted ramadas, a gazebo, restrooms, and a small covered playground. An access key is required with a refundable key deposit and maintenance deposit.
Where is Abraham Lincoln Regional Park located?
4325 S. Pantano on the East side of Tucson.
When is the park open?
6:00am – 10:30pm
Why would I visit Abraham Lincoln Regional Park?
- To enjoy a picnic with family and friends
- To cheer on a sports team
- To go for a bike ride
- To take your dog on a walk
- To start up a game of sand volleyball with friends
- To lace up your running shoes and hit the trails
- To look for birds, rabbits, lizards, snakes, and other desert animals
How much does it cost to visit the park?
Admission to the park is free! Daily admission to the Clements Pool is $2 for adults (18+) and $1 for youths (17 and under).
What is the parking situation at Lincoln Park?
Free. Plentiful. Pull-in style parking.
What should I bring with me when I visit the park?
Water and snacks.
What is the best season for visiting the park?
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months. That said, Abraham Lincoln Regional Park can definitely be enjoyed in the summer months – especially because there is a beach-entry swimming pool (open year-round!) and indoor walking track available at the William Clements Recreation Center.
Who should I contact if I have a question, comment, or idea related to Lincoln Park?
For questions regarding the park, please contact the Tucson Parks and Recreation, East District Administration Office at 520-791-5930. Business hours are from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
How many playgrounds are there at Abraham Lincoln Regional Park?
Two. There is one pitiful playground on the west side of the park, off of Pantano. This dated playground includes two regular swings, two baby swings, and zero slides. The second playground is located within the Children’s Amphitheater – available only to those who rent the facility.
What is the ground surface beneath the playgrounds?
The playground on the east side has dirt underneath the swings.
Are the playgrounds shaded?
No shade over the playground on the east side. There is a covered canopy over the small playground in the Children’s Amphitheater.
Is there an area for tots & babies?
How many tables are there at Abraham Lincoln Regional Park?
Quite a few concrete picnic tables are located throughout the park. A limited number of ramadas are also on-site.
Are trash cans available and easily accessible?
Are there BBQ grills?
Is power available at all of the ramadas?
Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?
All this playing is making us hungry. What restaurants do you recommend in the area?
Unfortunately, the East Side of Tucson has yet to cultivate a great dining scene. That said, there are a few “diamonds in the rough” that we can recommend. Our current top picks within a 4-mile radius are:
- Eegee’s, 7235 E. Golf Links Rd. (1.7 miles away) – sub sandwiches, ranch fries, slushy drinks
- Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heroes, 6996 E. 22nd St. (2.5 miles away) – pizza, heroes
- Little Anthony’s Diner, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. (3.5 miles away) – pizza, sandwiches, burgers, milkshakes
How close is the nearest grocery store?
Fry’s Food at 7050 E. Golf Links Rd. is 1.8 miles away. Safeway at 9460 E. Golf Links Rd. is 2.0 miles away. Sprouts Farmers Market at 7877 E. Broadway Blvd. is 3.3 miles away.
How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?
Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heroes (listed above) is 2.5 miles away. Peter Piper Pizza at 9545 E. Old Spanish Trail is 2.8 miles away. Magpie’s Gourmet Pizza at 105 S. Houghton Rd. is 4.1 miles away.
How many sports fields are there?
Abraham Lincoln Regional Park has:
- 8 baseball/softball fields
- 2 soccer fields
- 4 sand volleyball courts
Are restrooms available? Where are they located?
Are toilet seat covers available?
Are toiletries available?
Is a family restroom available?
Can I rent a ramada for a birthday party or other event?
Yes. The rent is $15-$20 for a half-day or $25-$30 for a full day. Find more information here: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec/permits.
Can I rent the Children’s Outdoor Performance Area?
Yes. The rate is $250 (+ a deposit) for businesses and private use or $180 (+ a deposit) for non-profits. There is a maintenance deposit of $200.00 which is refundable, providing space is undamaged and in clean conditions. There are refundable key deposits to 4 facility keys as well and they run $10.00 each. Please call 520-791-5787 for more information.
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PLAYGROUND RATING: 0.5
CLEANLINESS OF RESTROOMS: 3
NOTES: Abraham Lincoln Regional Park is a huge park with great sports fields and lots of potential for growth. Because the William Clements Recreation Center, the Children’s Outdoor Performance Area, and the Atturbury Greenway share the same property, there are plenty of reasons why you might choose to spend a morning or afternoon at this park. We especially love the beautiful desert landscape and the trails throughout – perfect for running, walking, biking, and animal watching!
- the removal of the current swing area…to be replaced with a completely new covered playground area and splash pad
Perhaps a student group at PCC East or Santa Rita High School could raise the funds and research the design for the project?
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