Park Profile: Morris K. Udall Park

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Morris K. Udall Park (known to most Tucsonans as simply "Udall Park") is one of the largest parks on the East Side of Tucson. Positioned along Tanque Verde Road just east of Sabino Canyon Road, the 173-acre park is home to a recreation center, outdoor amphitheater, sports fields, pickleball courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, a playground, an off-leash dog park, a splash pad, and three different walking paths (0.5, 0.6, and 0.8 miles).

The walking paths are part of the Chuck Huckelberry Loop, which connects the Santa Cruz River, the Rillito, Pantano, Harrison Greenway, and Julian Wash for a total of more than 136 miles. 

The Morris K. Udall Center is also on-property and boasts the following amenities.

  • Weight room
  • Cardiovascular equipment
  • Indoor walking track
  • Handball/racquetball courts
  • Billiard tables
  • Dance room
  • Meeting rooms
  • Open gym: basketball, volleyball, badmiton, pickleball
  • Pottery studio (leisure classes only)
  • Arts/crafts room (leisure classes only)

General Information

Where is Morris K. Udall Park located?

7200 E. Tanque Verde Road on the East side of Tucson.

When is the park open?

6:00am – 10:30pm

Why would I visit Udall Park?

  • To go for a walk, bike, or run on one of the wide paths encircling the park
  • To enjoy a picnic with family and friends
  • To cheer on a sports team
  • To play pickleball
  • To let your dog play in the off-leash area
  • To go swimming at the public pool (open seasonally, April thru Nov)
  • To let your little ones cool off at the splash pad (open seasonally, April thru Oct)
  • To walk/run the indoor track in the warmer months
  • To start up a game of sand volleyball with friends

How much does it cost to visit the park?

Admission to the park and pool are free! 

Daily admission to the Morris K. Udall Center is $2/adult or $1.50/youth.

What is the parking situation at Udall Park?

Parking is free and plentiful. A select number of covered parking spaces are also available.

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

Sun safety is encouraged. Prepare for a perfect day at the park with a hat, drinking water, snacks, 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, Udall Park can definitely be enjoyed in the summer months – especially because there is a swimming pool (open April-November), splash pad (open April-October), and indoor walking track available at the on-site Morris K. Udall Center.

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

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


How many playgrounds are there at Udall Park?

One. The brightly colored green & turquoise playground has two slides, a climbing apparatus, a drum, a small rock climbing style wall, monkey bars, and swings. 

Are the playgrounds shaded?

Partially shaded.

Is there an area for tots & babies?

The playground is small and well-suited for toddlers. There are also baby swings.


How many tables are there at Udall Park?

Quite a few concrete picnic tables (some uncovered; some with ramadas) are located throughout the park.

Are trash cans available and easily accessible?


Are there BBQ grills?


Is power available at all of the ramadas?

Power is not guaranteed, but may be available.

Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?

No. There are vending machines inside the Udall Center.

All this playing is making us hungry. What restaurants do you recommend in the area?

So many great options! Our top picks within a 2-mile radius are:

  • Zona 78, 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd (0.2 miles away) – artisan pizza, Italian specialties, beer, wine, cocktails, happy hour
  • Renee's, 7065 E. Tanque Verde Road (0.5 miles away) – salads, subs, pasta, pizza, homemade bread, gluten-free menu
  • Tino's Pizza, 6610 E. Tanque Verde Rd (1.0 mile away) - pizza, wings, sandwiches, lunch specials, gluten-free crusts available
  • Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar, 6390 E. Grant Rd (1.3 miles away) – burgers, shakes, salads, wine, cocktails
  • Prep & Pastry, 6450 E. Grant Rd (1.3 miles away) – breakfast, brunch, lunch, booze, pastries, locally sourced
  • Sauce Pizza & Wine, 6450 E. Grant Rd (1.3 miles away) – hand-stretched pizzas, pasta, salads, paninis, vegetarian + gluten-free options, wine, pizza cookie
  • Little Anthony's Diner, 7010 E. Broadway (1.8 miles away) - fun 50's atmosphere, pizza, burgers, milkshakes

How close is the nearest grocery store?

Safeway is across the street. Costco is 1.4 miles away. Trader Joe's is 1.5 miles away.

How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?

Grandma Tony's Pizza is 0.7 miles away. Tino's Pizza is 1 mile away. Another option is to order a $10 pizza from Costco (they're huge!) - Call 520.886.4596.


How many sports fields are there?

Morris K. Udall Park has:

  • baseball/softball fields
  • soccer fields
  • sand volleyball courts
  • pickleball courts
  • horseshoe pits
  • bocce courts

Is it free to use the sand volleyball courts? What are the hours? Is equipment available for rent?

It is free to use the sand volleyball courts when not rented, but nets are not provided.

Outdoor nets and volleyballs are available for rent at the recreation center. A $100.00 deposit is required (credit card preferred). When the net and equipment are returned, a refund is processed.


Is it free to use the pickleball courts?

Yes. It is free to use the pickleball courts.

What are the hours?

Park hours are 6:00am - 10:30pm.

Can the pickleball courts be reserved in advance?

No. The courts are first-come, first-served - and are VERY popular. Arrive with a smile and plentiful patience & flexibility.

Is equipment available for rent?

Yes. You can check out complimentary equipment at the Udall Center. ID required.

Does Udall Park have any tennis courts?

Udall Park used to have tennis courts, but they were replaced by pickleball courts in 2021.


The Morris K. Udall Center is a well-used community space for people of all ages.

The center includes:

  • Classrooms for Tucson Parks & Rec classes
  • Dance room
  • Gym: basketball, volleyball, etc.
  • Handball/Racquetball courts
  • Indoor Walking Track
  • Pool table
  • Pottery studio
  • Weight room

Daily ($1.50-$2), quarterly ($35-$51), and annual passes ($133-$195) are available.

Are there indoor volleyball courts at the Udall Center? What are the hours? Is there a fee to play/use them?

There is a multi-use gymnasium that can accommodate volleyball set-up. "Open Volleyball" for ages 15+ is on Saturdays from 1:00pm - 3:45pm. In order to participate, you must be a member or pay the daily fee. 


Udall pool, located at Morris K. Udall Park, is a 25-yards by 25-meter pool, with depths ranging from 4-13.5 feet. A diving area has 1- and 3-meter diving boards. The lap swimming course is 25 yards.

  • COST: Free
  • PHONE: 520-791-4004
  • HOURS: See complete hours and fees on the City of Tucson website. Diving boards are open intermittently at city pools, dependent upon crowds and staffing at each pool.


A new 1,257 sqft splash pad opened at Udall Park in April 2022.


Are restrooms available? Where are they located?


Is a family restroom available?



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

Yes. You can rent a ramada at Udall Park for a birthday party or special event.

  • Full-day ramada reservation is $25 for City residents and $30 for non-City residents.
  • Holiday rates are $45 for City residents and $55 for non-City residents.
  • Beer/Wine permits are $25 for City residents and $30 for non-City residents.
  • Proof of address will be required to confirm you are a City of Tucson resident.


Public PoolYES
Splash PadYES
Parks & Rec FacilityYES
Sports FieldsYES
Dog ParkYES
Walking/Biking PathsYES
Hiking TrailsNO


Udall Park is a well-designed and well-established large regional park with beautiful mountain views, a wonderful walking/running path, plentiful sports fields, a recreational center, a swimming pool, a splash pad, and other amenities.



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