The City of Tucson Mayor and City Council and Tucson Parks and Recreation are excited to announce a new mobile recreation program, Ready, Set, Rec! This engaging program was made possible by recommendation from Ward 5 Council Member Richard Fimbres to use federal CARES Act funds to acquire six vans, equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), handwashing stations, and traffic cones or barricades to bring recreation to the community. This effort is backed by the mayor and all city council members.
Join Tucson Parks & Rec at the official launch of the Ready, Set, Rec! program at Rodeo Park. Masks and physical distancing will be required. You can also watch the ceremony live on Facebook and then head over to the location near you to join in on the fun.
Official Ready, Set, Rec! Launch
When: Thursday, Feb. 25, at 1 p.m. (recreation program from 1-3 p.m.)
Where: Rodeo Park, 5000 S. Nogales Highway
Once the ribbon has been cut, the other five vans will drive to the other locations to host recreation activities.
David G. Herrera and Ramon Quiroz Park, 600 W. St. Marys Road., 2-4 p.m.
Jesse Owens Park, 400 S. Sarnoff Drive, 2-4 p.m.
Jacobs Park, 3300 N. Fairview Ave., 2-4 p.m.
Purple Heart Park, 9800 E. Rita Road, 2-4 p.m.
Himmel Park, 1000 N. Tucson Blvd., 2-4 p.m.
Safety of the community and employees is a top priority for the City. Each program will have limited participants, masks will be required, as well as physical distancing. Equipment will be cleaned between uses and prior to the activities taking place. Each vehicle will be equipped with PPE to keep both staff and the public safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, including first aid kits, masks, disinfecting wipes, and hand sanitizer. If you are feeling sick, please stay home and follow all other CDC guidelines to keep safe.