Park Profile: Michael Perry Park

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Tucked away in an east side neighborhood, you'll find Michael Perry Park. When you get the to the Golf Links Rd. and Pantano Parkway intersection, head south and you'll run right into this family-friendly park.

Michael Perry's 35-acres includes little league fields, a basketball court, picnic tables, drinking fountains, restrooms, and a playground.

Named after a 12-year-old boy who was murdered in 1984, the park also has a Children's Memorial Garden on-site that is a "tribute to the children who are loved by our community." Parents of deceased children can have their child's name engraved for $65. Contact Tucson Clean and Beautiful for an engraving request form at 520-791-3109 or via email at [email protected].

The park also connects to Pantano River Park, part of The Loop (131 miles of car-free paths around metropolitan Tucson). 

Loop maps are available at local bike shops; at Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, 3500 W. River Road; and at the Communications Office, Administration Building, first floor, 130 W. Congress.

General Information

Where is Michael Perry Park located?

8700 E. Arbor Street in East Tucson.

When is the park open?

The park is open daily, 6:00am-10:30pm.

Why would I visit Michael Perry Park?

  • To participate in or cheer on a baseball/softball team
  • To shoot some hoops
  • To slide and swing on the playgrounds
  • To bike ride, walk, or run along Pantano River Park

How much does it cost to visit the park?

Admission to the park is free.

What is the parking situation at Michael Perry Park?

Parking is free.

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

Water, snacks, and sunscreen. Maybe your bike, a basketball, or a baseball mitt?

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.


How many playgrounds are there at Michael Perry Park?

One. The playgrounds feature slides and swings with minimal shade.

What is the ground surface beneath the playgrounds?

Combination of rubber and wood shavings.

Are the playgrounds shaded?

Partially shaded.

Is there an area for tots & babies?



How many tables are there at Michael Perry Park?

There are two picnic tables. No outlets are available at the picnic sites.

Are trash cans available and easily accessible?


Are there BBQ grills?

Yes. There are 4.

Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?


What restaurants do you recommend in the area?

Try Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd. (3.4 miles away) – fun 50's atmosphere, burgers, pizza, milkshakes, lunch special

How close is the nearest grocery store?

Pick up picnic supplies before heading to the park!

  • Safeway, 9460 E. Golf Links Road, 0.7 miles away.
  • Sprouts Farmers Market, 7877 E. Broadway Blvd, 2.8 miles away.

How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?

  • Domino's Pizza, 8615 E. Golf Links Road,0.6 miles away, 520-721-8118.
  • Pizza Hut, 8564 E. Golf Links Road, 0.9 miles away, 520-2969273. 
  • Magpie's Pizza,105 S. Houghton Road,2.8 miles away, 520-751-9949.


How many sports fields are there?

Michael Perry Park has:

  • three little league fields
  • one basketball court


Are restrooms available?



Public PoolNO
Splash PadNO
Parks & Rec FacilityNO
Sports FieldsYES
Dog ParkNO
Walking/Biking PathsYES
Hiking TrailsNO
GardenYES - Children's Memorial Garden


Michael Perry Park is a nice east side park with heaps of potential. Because of its connection to Pantano River Park and The Loop, it's a fantastic hub for active people to run, bike, walk, and enjoy the outdoors.


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