Balboa Heights Park is a 1.7-acre public park located in northwest Tucson.
The park has one playground, one half-basketball court, picnic tables, and a splash pad. The Marty Birdman Center is also located on the park property.
Balboa Heights Park can be found at 2536 N. Castro Avenue in northwest Tucson.
Balboa Heights Park is open 7:00am to dusk, daily.
The Naida Jane Baker Splash Pad is open 7:00am to sunset from April 1 to October 31 of each year.
The Marty Birdman Center is open year round, M-F, 1:00-6:00pm. The center is closed on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
Admission to the park and splash pad is free! Classes, childcare, and special events at the Marty Birdman Center typically have a cost.
Free. There are twelve unshaded parking spots. Two of those are designated for handicap parking.
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.
One. The playground has three slides and a bridge. No swings.
Three - one under the ramada and two elsewhere in the park.
Yes, there is one ramada.
Try one of the below restaurants (which are within a 3-mile radius of the park).
Fry's is less than a mile away.
Try Upper Crust Pizza for delivery. Time Market (no delivery) or Pieology also offer pizza for carryout or dine-in.
The Marty Birdman Center, located at Balboa Heights Park, is a 3,400 square foot community center. The center offers numerous activities for kids.
The center has a full kitchen, foosball tables, a ping pong table, a 1/2 basketball court, and a grass area.
Programs include: KIDCO, Schoolz-out camp, CACFB snack and meal program, and Friends of Marty Birdman neighborhood association meetings.
Special Events are also held at the Marty Birdman Center throughout the year - Back to School, Thanksgiving Dinner, Cookies with Santa, etc.
Restrooms are not open to the public, except for rentals, due to safety issues. The after-school program has access to those facilities.
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As of January of 2019, Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park is the city's first designated "KIDZONE," which means anyone who uses the park or center must be accompanied by a child. Also, Balboa Heights is one of the few City Of Tucson parks with a Splash Pad.
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