Fort Lowell Park is a 59-acre park, located near Glenn and Craycroft Road, in North-Central Tucson.
People from all over Tucson meet up at Fort Lowell Park because of its mature trees, plentiful green grass, and convenient central location.
The park is home to a swimming pool ($), pond, history museum, one-mile walking path, pecan grove, sports fields, tennis courts, ramadas, two playgrounds, and a sand volleyball court.
A splash pad is in the planning stages for Fort Lowell Park. Currently expected to debut at the end of the summer (2023).
Fort Lowell Park is in North-Central Tucson. The address is 2900 N. Craycroft Rd.
The park is open daily, 6:00am – 10:30pm.
The pool is open seasonally, from April through November.
Fort Lowell was a supply base for the United States Army “Apache Campaigns” between 1873 and 1891. Following abandonment of the fort in 1891, settlers moved in and used some fort buildings as residences, or stripped the buildings of useful materials. By the 1930s, much of the fort had fallen into disrepair or had been sold off. After World War II, this area became known as “El Fuerte”.
Admission to the park is free.
Admission to the pool is $1 for kids, $2 for adults. Punch passes, summer passes, and annual passes are also available.
Admission to the Fort Lowell Museum is free, but donations are welcome.
Non-covered parking is free and plentiful.
Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, snacks, and sunscreen.
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months. That said, Ft. Lowell Park can definitely be enjoyed in the summer months – especially because there is a swimming pool.
The Fort Lowell Pool has a diving bay with 1- and 3-meter diving boards, lap lanes in the 25-yard area, and a separate wading pool. Pool depth in the 50-meter pool ranges from 3.5-12 feet.
Yes - both (plus a synchronized swimming team in the summer)! Check the Tucson Parks & Rec website for more information.
The Ft. Lowell Pool is an extended season pool. Check the Tucson Parks & Rec website to confirm opening and closing dates for each year, but the pool is typically open from April to November.
The Fort Lowell Museum is part of the Arizona Historical Society's Family of Museums. As a nonprofit and state agency, their mission is to "connect people through the power of Arizona's history."
The 1600-sq-ft Fort Lowell Museum offers unique exhibits and hands-on activities for adults, families, and children...and is pet-friendly too! Located in a 1880s reproduction of adobe officers quarters, visitors can explore Army life during the Apache wars and try their hand at crafts such as soap making and candle making.
The Fort Lowell Museum is currently closed for renovation.
Yes. The Fort Lowell Museum routinely offers calvary crafts, soap making, and candle making for an additional fee.
Two. The playgrounds feature slides and swings with minimal shade.
Some of the slides are on the smaller side – ideal for toddlers & preschoolers. Infant swings are also available.
No. Please do not feed any animals at the park or in the pond.
The pecans are harvested by a volunteer group.
There are twelve regular picnic tables and one extra-long picnic table.
There are lots of restaurants in the vicinity. Try one of the following, which are under 2 miles away:
Pick up picnic supplies before heading to the park! Costco, Fry's, and Trader Joe’s are less than two miles away.
Costco is less than 2 miles away. (A large pizza at Costco is only $10!).
Fort Lowell Park has:
The volleyball court is two poles and some sand, located at the back of the park (NE corner).
No. Interested players will need to bring and set up their own net.
The tennis courts at Fort Lowell Park are managed by Reffkin Tennis Center.
Court Fees (Day Rates - Before 5:00pm)
Court Fee (Evening Rate - After 5:00pm)
$10.00/Court/1.5 Hrs Evening
Monthly passes are also available.
(December – March)
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
8:00 am – 8:00 pm (Christmas Eve 12/24, open from 8am-1pm)
8:00 am – 1:00 pm (Christmas Day 12/25, open from 8am-1pm)
9:00 am – 8:00 pm
(April – October)
Monday – Thursday
7:00 am – 9:00 pm
7:00 am – 7:00 pm
7:00 am – 1:00 pm
8:00 am – 9:00 pm
Advanced court reservations are subject to availability. Please call 520-791-4896.
You can access the Chuck Huckelberry Loop on the northeast side of the park.
Yes. There are seven ramadas at Fort Lowell Park. The fee is $15-$55, depending on whether you are reserving for daytime, afternoon, full day, or holiday. Find out more about how to reserve a ramada.
|Parks & Rec Facility||NO|
|Walking/Biking Paths||YES - 1mile path|
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