Catalina Park, which is located at 900 North Fourth Avenue, is one of Tucson's oldest parks.
Built in 1902, the 4.19-acre park can be found off of Fourth Avenue near University Boulevard - not far from the University of Arizona, Downtown Tucson, and the 4th Avenue shopping district.
Although the park and splash pad are within the Historic West University Neighborhood near Downtown Tucson, the splash pad is operated by the City of Tucson and is free & open to the public.
Amenities include a splash pad, picnic site, covered playground, two exercise stations, and a small historic ramada. The splash pad has been designed with a manual activation system to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired.
The park was built in 1902. The splash pad opened in 2012.
Parking is free. There is 2-hour parking on the east side of the park, along 4th Avenue.
Prepare for a day in the sun by wearing swimsuits, light layers, sunscreen, and sun hats. You will also want to bring plenty of water, snacks, and towels.
Catalina Park Splash Pad is open April 1 through October 31. Note, however, that the park and playground are open year round.
For questions regarding the splash pad, please contact 520-791-4873.
One. The playground opened in 2012 and has a generous rooftop for shade all year long. Features include a longer double-slide, one smaller side, and a variety of climbing apparatuses. No swings.
The ground consists of wood chips.
The water is sanitized with a bromine ozone system and is Health Department inspected/approved.
Two. Both are unshaded.
Yes. BBQ grills are adjacent to each table.
Catalina Park is located very near Downtown Tucson and 4th Avenue so there are plenty of great dining options.
Our top picks within a 1-mile radius are:
Food Conspiracy Co-Op and Time Market are less than a mile away. Safeway and Whole Foods Market are less than three miles away.
Try Time Market at 444 E. University Blvd or Empire Pizza & Pub at 137 E. Congress St. Both places are less than a mile away.
Yes. Restrooms are available next to the splash pad.
No. The Ramada and Splash Pad are not reservable.
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