McDonald Park is a spacious and scenic park in Northeast Tucson with one of the best playgrounds in the city.
The 38-acre park also boasts spectacular mountain views, lighted baseball/softball fields, batting cages, a lighted basketball court, soccer/football fields, a sand volleyball court, walking paths, and a dog park.
McDonald Park is in northeast Tucson at 4100 North Harrison Road.
The park is open daily, dawn to 10:00pm.
Admission to the park is free.
Parking is free (but not covered). There are 266 spots available.
Yes. There are three separate restrooms - on the north, middle, and south ends of the park.
Maybe a picnic blanket, a basketball, or a baseball mitt? Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, and sunscreen.
Yes. There is a designated dog park in the north section of the park.
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months.
There is one playground area with separate spaces for younger children (ages 2-5) and older children (ages 5-12). The playground has multiple slide lengths, climbing apparatuses, and swings.
The ground surface is a mixture of sawdust and soft "rubber."
Yes. A colorful canopy covers most of the playground equipment.
Yes. There are several small slides and two baby swings.
*Note that the playground for ages 5-12, which is right next to the playground for ages 2-5, is pretty tall and adventurous toddlers are often inevitably drawn to it. As a result, this park may prove to be stressful for parents of toddlers. ;)
There are 16 picnic tables, 9 with an accompanying barbecue grill.
There are also 6 ramadas (with tables and grills) at McDonald Park.
The rate to reserve a ramada is $25/day:
McDonald Park does not have an on-site restaurant, but there is a concession stand/snack bar, which is open when games are in-session.
Try one of the following restaurants, which are within a 4-mile radius of McDonald Park:
Pick up picnic supplies before heading to the park! Safeway, at 9125 E. Tanque Verde Rd, is 1.7 miles away.
McDonald Park has:
The sand volleyball court is on the NE side of the park. Visitors can play on a first-come, first-served basis (those with a paid event permit have precedence). There is a permanent net in place, however, visitors are encouraged to bring their own in case the net is missing.
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