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Park Profile: Highland Vista Park

Highland Vista Park Tucson Arizona

Highland Vista Park is a 3.3 acre park in the Highland Vista neighborhood at Broadway & Craycroft in East/Central Tucson.

Although the park is tucked away in a quiet and friendly neighborhood, it is actually open to the public and is a vibrant hub of activity for people who live nearby.

Highland Vista Park is also immediately adjacent to the Highland Vista Pool (part of the Highland Vista Neighborhood Association), a Community Garden (operated by Community Gardens of Tucson), and a Little Free Library.

General Information

Where is Highland Vista Park located?

Highland Vista Park can be found at 5300 E. 7th St (near Broadway & Craycroft) on the east/central side of Tucson.

What year did the park open?

The City of Tucson has records indicating that this park has been around since 1952.

When is the park open?

6:00am – 10:30pm

Why would I visit Highland Vista Park?

  • To enjoy a picnic with family and friends
  • To take your dog on a walk
  • To play with your little ones on the covered playground
  • To meet up with friends who live in the Highland Vista neighborhood
  • To connect with neighbors if you live in the Highland Vista neighborhood
  • To access the Community Garden or Little Free Library

How much does it cost to visit the park?

Admission to the park is free! Note that the nearby pool is a neighborhood amenity and is not operated by the City of Tucson. Paid memberships are available to community members.

What is the parking situation at Highland Vista Park?

Parking is free.

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

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

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. That said, Highland Vista Park can definitely be enjoyed in the summer months too - if you check the weather and plan your visit for the morning or evening.

Who should I contact if I have a question, comment, or idea related to Highland Vista Park?

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

PLAYGROUNDS

 

How many playgrounds are there at Highland Vista Park?

Highland Vista is a small park and features one covered playground (with three slides and two baby swings).

Is the playground shaded?

Yes. There is a covered canopy over the playground. Note that there are a a few gaps between the sails and the shaded areas vary throughout the day, depending on the sun angle.

Is there an area for tots & babies?

There are two baby swings and the slides are small enough for toddlers to use with supervision.

PICNIC AREA

How many tables are there at Highland Vista Park?

There are three concrete picnic tables near the playground.

Are trash cans available and easily accessible?

Yes. There are 7 to 9 trash cans throughout the park, including near the playground.

Are there BBQ grills?

No.

Is power available at all of the ramadas?

N/A. There are no ramadas at Highland Vista Park.

Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?

No.

What restaurants do you recommend in the area?

There are lots of good eats nearby, thanks to the super convenient access to Broadway Boulevard and the Williams Centre business district! Our current top picks within a 2-mile radius are:

  • Five Guys, 5566 E. Broadway Blvd (0.7 miles away) - burgers, fries, milkshakes
  • Sauce Pizza & Wine, 5285 E. Broadway Blvd (0.8 miles away) - pizza, paninis, pasta, kids meals
  • First Watch, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd (0.8 miles away) - breakfast, lunch, salad, sandwiches, kids meals
  • Monkey Burger, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd (0.8 miles away) - gourmet burgers, fries
  • Miss Saigon, 250 S. Craycroft Rd (0.9 miles away) - Vietnamese
  • Sweet Tomatoes, 6202 E. Broadway Blvd (1.5 miles away) - all-you-can-eat salad bar, soup, baked goods
  • Zayna Mediterranean Restaurant, 1138 N. Belvedere Ave (1.8 miles away) - Syrian cuisine, vegetarian & vegan options

How close is the nearest grocery store?

Sprouts Farmers Market and Trader Joe's are both within three miles of Highland Vista Park.

SPORTS FIELDS

 

How many sports fields are there?

Highland Vista Park has one grassy multipurpose field.

RESTROOMS

Are restrooms available? 

No.

EVENTS

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

Highland Vista has no ramadas and no restrooms so it is not well-suited for birthday parties - unless you happen to live in the Highland Vista neighborhood.

ON-SITE AMENITIES

MuseumNO
CafeNO
Public PoolNO
Splash PadNO
Parks & Rec FacilityNO
Sports FieldsYES
Dog ParkNO
Walking/Biking PathsYES - 0.5 mile loop
LakeNO
Hiking TrailsNO
Art/SculpturesNO
GardenYES - a community garden
Trees/ShadeMINIMAL
LightingMINIMAL

NOTES

If you live in the Highland Vista neighborhood, you are fortunate to have access to this friendly community park.

Check out our other Park Profiles!


***Moving TO or WITHIN the Highland Vista neighborhood? We highly recommend TIM SHEAFFER of HomeLink Realty. As a Tucson native, he knows the ins & outs of the city. Call or text him at 520-305-9005!

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