Park Profile: Freedom Park

Freedom Park Tucson Arizona | Park Profile: Freedom Park

Freedom Park, operated by the City of Tucson, is a large park in East Tucson near Golf Links & Swan. The 42-acre park is frequently used by sports clubs and leagues due to its plentiful fields and courts. Many people visit this park due to its quiet central location, mature trees, and walking path with outdoor exercise stations.

General Information

Where is Freedom Park located?

Freedom Park is at 5000 E. 29th Street (near Golf Links & Swan) in East Tucson. The park is about five minutes from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base.

Who or what is Freedom Park named after?

On Monday, March 19, 1976, students from Myers Elementary School (three blocks from the park) appeared before the Mayor and Council to petition that the newly acquired municipal park property be named Freedom Park. They said the name would help them and others remember the Bicentennial Year, adding that it would also serve as "a reminder of our Nation's basic goals."

When is the park open?

Freedom Park is open from sunrise to 10:30pm.

Why would I visit Freedom Park?

  • To enjoy a picnic with family and friends
  • To cheer on a sports team
  • To go for a bike ride
  • To take your dog on a walk
  • To play with your little ones on the playgrounds

How much does it cost to visit the park?

Admission to the park is free.

What is the parking situation at Freedom Park?

Free parking is available around the entire perimeter of park. Looking for shade? Solar-powered covered parking structures are available on the northeast side of the park.

What should I bring with me when I visit the park?

Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, sunscreen, and snacks.

What is the best season for visiting the park?

October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months.

Are dogs allowed at Freedom Park?


For questions regarding the park, please contact Tucson Parks and Recreation at 520-791-4873.


How many playgrounds are there at Freedom Park?

There is one playground at Freedom Park.

What is the ground surface beneath the playground?

The ground surface is sand.

Are the playgrounds shaded?

The playground is fully shaded.

Is there an area for tots & babies?



How many tables are there at Freedom Park?

There are 33 picnic tables at Freedom Park.

Are trash cans available and easily accessible?


Are there BBQ grills?

There are nine BBQ grills at Freedom Park.

Is power available at all of the ramadas?

There are two reservable ramadas at Freedom Park (no power).

Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?


What restaurants do you recommend in the area?

Try one of the below restaurants, which are all within 4 miles of Freedom Park:

  • Ken's Hardwood Barbecue, 5250 E. 22nd St (less than a mile away) - brisket, ribs, pulled pork, southern fried catfish, delivery
  • El Guero Canelo, 5802 E. 22nd St (1.5 miles away) - burros, Sonoran hot dogs, tacos, quesadillas, tortas
  • Sauce Pizza & Wine, 5285 E. Broadway (2.5 miles away) - pizza, paninis, pasta, salad, kids menu
  • Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway (4 miles away) - 50s diner, pizza, burgers, milkshakes

How close is the nearest grocery store?

Fry’s Food, Safeway, and Sprouts Farmers Market are all within 4 miles.

How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?

Mama's Famous Pizza & Heroes is 2.5 miles away. 


How many sports fields are there?

Freedom Park has:

  • Two adult baseball fields
  • Five youth baseball fields
  • One softball field
  • Two multi-purpose fields

How many miles is the walking path?

There is an 8' wide asphalt walking loop, which is 0.7 miles with five fitness stations.

Are bikes allowed on the walking path?

The path is mainly used for walking/jogging, but bikes are permitted with caution.


Best Waterslide Freedom Pool Tucson | Park Profile: Freedom Park

There is a swimming pool and water slide at Freedom Park, which is open seasonally from June to August. It not reservable for parties or special events.

The waterslide is ​27 feet high and 181 feet long with 4 turns.

Note the below waterslide rules*:

  • Only one person may go down the slide at a time. Parents may not not go down the slide holding their children.
  • Sliders must wait for the lifeguard to signal them to go down the slide.
  • Sliders must slide feet first, either on the stomach or back, prone or sitting.
  • No pushing or horseplay.

*Other rules may apply.


What is the Freedom Park Center?

The Freedom Park Center offers:

  • weight room
  • senior programs
  • youth programs
  • covered basketball court
  • handball court
  • seasonal pool
  • horseshoe court

Daily ($1-$2), quarterly, and annual passes are available.


Are restrooms available? Where are they located?

Yes. There are two comfort stations at the park.


Can I rent a ramada for a birthday party or other event?

Yes. You can rent a ramada at Freedom Park for a birthday party or special event.

  • Full-day ramada reservation is $25 for City residents and $30 for non-City residents.
  • Holiday rates are $45 for City residents and $55 for non-City residents.
  • Beer/Wine permits are $25 for City residents and $30 for non-City residents.
  • Proof of address will be required to confirm you are a City of Tucson resident.


Public PoolYES
Splash PadNO
Parks & Rec FacilityYES
Sports FieldsYES
Dog ParkNO
Walking/Biking PathsYES
Hiking TrailsNO

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