Lincoln Regional Park (known to most Tucsonans as simply "Lincoln Park") is located on the East Side of Tucson, adjacent to Santa Rita High School and Pima Community College's East Campus.
This HUGE regional park is nestled in a beautiful natural desert landscape totaling 191 acres. Amenities include a softball complex with concessions, a beach entry swimming pool, a splash pad, soccer fields, shaded playgrounds, and a 1-mile walking path. The site also includes ramadas and four sand volleyball courts. The Atturbury Bird & Animal Sanctuary is located within the park and is accessible from Escalante Road.
Also on-site is the Children's Outdoor Performance Area (COPA) - available for rent for weddings, birthdays, family reunions, and other private celebrations. The area includes an outdoor stage, two lighted ramadas, a gazebo, restrooms, and a small covered playground. An access key is required with a refundable key deposit and maintenance deposit.
The park can be found at 4325 S. Pantano (between Irivington & Escalante) on the southeast side of Tucson.
6:00am – 10:30pm
Admission to the park is free! Daily admission to the Clements Pool is $2 for adults (18+) and $1 for youths (17 and under).
Free. Plentiful. Pull-in style parking.
Water and snacks. Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, and sunscreen.
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months. That said, Lincoln Regional Park can definitely be enjoyed in the summer months – especially because there is a beach-entry swimming pool (open year-round!), a small splash pad, and an indoor walking track available at the William Clements Recreation Center.
For questions regarding the park, please contact Tucson Parks and Recreation at 520-791-4873.
The first playground the playground has spinning pod, a play structure (for ages 2-5), a play structure with a climbing net (for ages 5-12), a multi-level spinner, a double seat spring ride, and a tensioned fabric shade sail structure.
A second smaller playground is located within the Children's Amphitheater and is available only to those who rent the facility.
The ground is an engineered wood fiber surfacing, which is considered to be “the gold standard for playground safety.”
Yes. There are covered canopies over both playgrounds. The shade structures cover all of the playground equipment, but there are a a few gaps between the sails and the shaded areas vary throughout the day, depending on the sun angle.
The Clements Splash Pad is open seasonally from the third Saturday in April through October 31st. Hours are 8:00am to sunset daily.
The splash pad rules are as follows:
Quite a few concrete picnic tables are located throughout the park. A limited number of ramadas are also on-site.
Try one of these options (all are within a 5-mile radius of the park):
Fry’s Food (7050 E. Golf Links Rd), Safeway (9460 E. Golf Links Rd), and Sprouts Farmers Market (7877 E. Broadway Blvd) are all within 4 miles. Pick up picnic supplies!
Mama's Famous Pizza & Heroes is 2.5 miles away.
Lincoln Regional Park has:
The William M Clements Center is a Tucson Parks & Recreation facility, which includes a 12,500 sq ft Recreation Center and a 26,470 sq ft Fitness Center. The Clements Center opened its doors in June of 1999 and added the state-of-the-art Fitness Center in June of 2005. Clements Center offers a variety of leisure classes and recreational opportunities for all ages.
The Clements Center is home to an aerobics room, meeting rooms, a weight room, indoor basketball courts, an indoor walking track (12 laps = 1 mile), locker & shower facilities, and a year-round heated pool with waterslide. Note that the waterslide is only open in the summer.
Clements Center is named after Tucson community leader William M. Clements. Mr. Clements was a generous man who was not only a business leader, but also an ardent supporter and promoter of Tucson.
Located adjacent to Pima Community College East and Santa Rita High School, Clements Pool opened in the summer of 1999.
Clements Pool features a beach entry, 25-yard competitive course with 7 lanes, diving area with a 1-meter board, a 144-foot long water slide, shade structure, and grassy area.
Children need to have swimming ability in order to use the slide. A swim test is administered on site. Clements also features a beach entry and one meter diving board. The pool is kept at 80-82 degrees in the winter months. In the summer, it can range anywhere from 80-86 degrees.
Yes. There are two restrooms and drinking fountains within 700 to 900 feet of the playground. They are located in the center of the softball fields “quad” and just north of the soccer fields to the east.
Yes. The rent is $15-$20 for a half-day or $25-$30 for a full day. Find more information at http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec/permits.
Yes. The rate is $250 (+ a deposit) for businesses and private use or $180 (+ a deposit) for non-profits. There is a maintenance deposit of $200.00 which is refundable, providing space is undamaged and in clean conditions. There are refundable key deposits to 4 facility keys as well and they run $10.00 each. Please callfor more information.
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Lincoln Regional Park is a huge park with great sports fields and lots of potential for growth. Because the William Clements Recreation Center, the Children's Outdoor Performance Area, and the Atturbury Greenway share the same property, there are plenty of reasons why you might choose to spend a morning or afternoon at this park. We especially love the beautiful desert landscape and the trails throughout - perfect for running, walking, biking, and animal watching!
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