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.
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.
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."
Freedom Park is open from sunrise to 10:30pm.
Admission to the park is free.
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.
Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, sunscreen, and snacks.
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months.
For questions regarding the park, please contact Tucson Parks and Recreation at 520-791-4873.
There is one playground at Freedom Park.
The ground surface is sand.
The playground is fully shaded.
There are 33 picnic tables at Freedom Park.
There are nine BBQ grills at Freedom Park.
There are two reservable ramadas at Freedom Park (no power).
Try one of the below restaurants, which are all within 4 miles of Freedom Park:
Fry’s Food, Safeway, and Sprouts Farmers Market are all within 4 miles.
Mama's Famous Pizza & Heroes is 2.5 miles away.
Freedom Park has:
There is an 8' wide asphalt walking loop, which is 0.7 miles with five fitness stations.
The path is mainly used for walking/jogging, but bikes are permitted with caution.
There is a swimming pool and water slide at Freedom Park, which is open seasonally from June to August. The pool offers a very low admission fee and is open to all. 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*:
*Other rules may apply.
The Freedom Park Center offers:
Daily ($1-$2), quarterly, and annual passes are available.
Yes. There are two comfort stations at the park.
Yes. Rent a ramada for $15-$20 for a half-day or $25-$30 for a full day.
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