Armory Park is a 4-acre public park located in Downtown Tucson, directly across the street from Children's Museum Tucson.
The park's name comes from the fact that there was a literal armory on the property during the 1800s and 1900s.
Originally called Military Plaza Park, Armory Park dates back to Presidio days, when the military who guarded the Tucson Presidio were stationed there. The soldiers were later moved to Ft. Lowell.
Armory Park can be found at 222 S. 5th Avenue in Downtown Tucson.
7:00am to 10:00pm daily
Admission to the park is free!
An annual Senior Activity Card (ages 50+) is available for use of the adjacent Armory Park Center. $25 for residents, $35 for non-residents.
There is affordable metered parking on the adjacent streets, but no parking is dedicated solely to the park. Covered parking is not available.
Yes! There is a stop at Broadway and 6th Ave, which is just down the street from Armory Park.
Water and snacks. Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, and sunscreen.
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months.
For questions regarding the park, please contact Tucson Parks and Recreation at 520-791-4873. Business hours are from 8:00am-5:00pm, Monday through Friday.
The are six portable, wrought iron picnic tables.
You're in luck! There are so many wonderful restaurant choices in the Downtown area! Below are our top recommendations within a 2 mile radius.
Need to stop in for a few necessities? Try Johnny Gibson's Downtown Market, which is 0.8 miles from the park.
Empire Pizza & Pub delivers and they are less than a mile from Armory Park!
The Armory Park Center, immediately adjacent to Armory Park, is a 28,000 square foot community center. Built in 1975, the center offers numerous activities (mostly geared to ages 50+) including social services, dances, hobby classes, a nutrition program, and fitness classes.
The center has three meeting rooms, a multi-purpose room, a ballroom, a billiards room, a dining room, a fitness room, bocce courts, horseshoes, an outdoor performance area, and shuffleboard.
Yes! Dance lessons and open dancing are open to all adults and you will find both college students and seniors on the dance floor.
Every 3rd Saturday is hosted by USA Ballroom Dancing. A lesson is held between 7:30-8:00pm, followed by open dancing between 8:00-10:30pm. Only $3 for Armory Park Center members.
Every 4th Saturday is hosted by the Tucson Lindy Hop Society. A basic lesson in the Jitterbug is taught by Alex and Theresa from 7:00-8:00pm, followed by live music until 11:00pm. The band rotation varies upon availability. Past bands have included: Kings of Pleasure, Misbehavin', and Tucson Swings! No partner is required. Cost varies between $10-$15, depending on the band. $2.00 discount for Armory Park Center members.
If line dancing is more your style, you can stop in on Fridays - beginning (1-2pm), intermediate (2-3pm), or advanced (3-4pm).
Yes. Restrooms are located on the north side of the Armory Park Center building. Restrooms are open from 7:00am to 3:00pm daily.
|Cafe||NO - Children's Museum is across the street|
|Parks & Rec Facility||YES|
|Art/Sculptures||Military Memorials & Murals|
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