Curtis Park is an 18.7 acre park in west Tucson that includes two lighted little league fields, a lighted baseball field, 2 picnic tables with grills, one ramada with four tables and a grill, drinking fountains, restrooms, and a playground.
Sharing the property is Sporting Chance Center (just opened in July 2013!), an indoor sports facility that features nearly 40,000 square feet of versatile indoor space, including 36,000 square feet of state-of-the art floating wood floor that can accommodate up to five basketball courts or eight volleyball courts.
Curtis Park, which opened to the public in 2007, is part of the regional park system with Flowing Wells Park and Dan Felix Park. All three parks are easily accessible via the Rillito River Park on foot or bike.
* This park is part of The Loop, an ongoing project of Pima County that will eventually be 131 miles of car-free paths around metropolitan Tucson. The Loop will connect the Rillito River Park, Santa Cruz River Park, and Pantano River Park with Julian Wash and the Harrison Greenway.
Loop maps are available at local bike shops; at Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Road; and at the Communications Office, Administration Building, first floor, 130 W. Congress.
Where is Curtis Park located?
211o W. Curtis Road in West Tucson.
When is the park open?
The park is open daily, 7:00am – 10:00pm.
Why would I visit Curtis Park?
- To participate in or cheer on a baseball/softball team
- To slide and swing on the playgrounds
- To bike ride, walk, or run along Rillito River Park
How much does it cost to visit the park?
Admission to the park is free.
What is the parking situation at Curtis Park?
Free. Pull-in style parking.
What should I bring with me when I visit the park?
Water, snacks, and sunscreen. Maybe your bike, a picnic blanket, or a baseball mitt?
What is the best season for visiting the park?
How many playgrounds are there at Curtis Park?
One. The playgrounds feature slides and swings with minimal shade.
What is the ground surface beneath the playgrounds?
Are the playgrounds shaded?
Is there an area for tots & babies?
Two baby swings.
How many tables are there at Curtis Park?
Two picnic tables with grills. One ramada with four picnic tables and a grill.
Are trash cans available and easily accessible?
Are there BBQ grills?
Yes. See above.
Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?
All this playing is making us hungry. What restaurants do you recommend in the area?
For a quick snack, try Center Cafe, located at the Sporting Chance Center (which shares property with the park).
If you prefer a restaurant experience, our top picks within a 4-mile radius are:
- Jason’s Deli, 4545 N. Oracle Rd. (2.3 miles away) – sandwiches, salad bar, soup, pasta, kid’s menu, vegetarian options, free ice cream, no artificial trans fats, no high fructose corn syrup
- In-N-Out Burger, 4620 N. Oracle Rd. (2.3 miles away) – burgers, french fries prepared in 100% cholesterol-free oil, milkshakes
- Wildflower American Cuisine, 7037 N. Oracle Rd. (3.1 miles away) – sandwiches, pasta, fish, cocktails, wine, desserts, “5 best restaurants” by Tucson Lifestyle
If you’re in the mood for a cold slushy-style drink, head to eegee’s at 3872 N. Oracle Rd. (2.8 miles away).
How close is the nearest grocery store?
Pick up picnic supplies before heading to the park! Bashas’ at 2000 W. River Rd. is 0.4 miles away. Sprouts Farmers Market at 3860 W. River Rd. is 2.2 miles away.
How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?
Rosati’s Pizza at 2944 W. Ina is 3.7 miles away. Call 520-531-1100. Oregano’s at 100 W. Orange Grove Rd (2.8 miles away) is also a great choice for dining in. Call 520-229-9999.
How many sports fields are there?
Curtis Park has:
- one lighted baseball field
- two lighted little league fields
Are restrooms available?
Are toilet seat covers available?
Is a family restroom available?
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PLAYGROUND RATING: 3.5
CLEANLINESS OF RESTROOMS: unknown
NOTES: Curtis Park is a well-maintained west side park that is relatively quiet, especially on weekdays. Because of its connection to Rillito River Park, The Loop, and the Sporting Chance Center, it’s a fantastic hub for active people.
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