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, tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, horseshoe pits, bocce courts, a playground, an off-leash dog park, and three different walking paths (0.5, 0.6, and 0.8 miles). The walking paths also connect to the Chuck Huckleberry Loop, which connects the Santa Cruz River, the Rillito, Pantano, Harrison Greenway, and Julian Wash for a total of more than 120 miles.
The Morris K. Udall Recreation Center is also on-property and boasts the following amenities.
7290 E. Tanque Verde Road on the East side of Tucson.
6:00am – 10:30pm
Admission to the park is free! Daily admission to the Udall Pool is $2/adult (18+) and $1/youth (17 and under). Daily admission to the Recreation Center is $1.50/adult or $1/youth.
Free. Plentiful and covered. Pull-in style parking.
Water and snacks.
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) and indoor walking track available at the on-site Morris K. Udall Recreation Center.
For questions regarding the park, please contact Tucson Parks and Recreation at 520-791-4873.
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.
The playground is small and well-suited for toddlers. There are also baby swings.
Quite a few concrete picnic tables (some uncovered; some with ramadas) are located throughout the park.
So many great options! Our top picks within a 2-mile radius are:
Safeway is across the street. Costco is 1.4 miles away. Trader Joe's is 1.5 miles away.
Morris K. Udall Park has:
It is free to use the tennis courts. Park hours are 6:00am - 10:30pm. No equipment is available for rent.
It is free to use the sand volleyball courts when not rented, but nets are not provided. Park hours are 6:00am - 10:30pm. Outdoor nets and volleyballs are available for rent at the recreation center.
There is a multi-use gymnasium that can accommodate volleyball set-up. "Open Volleyball" is on Saturdays from 1:00pm - 3:45pm. In order to participate, you must be a member or pay the daily fee.
Yes. The rent is $15-$20 for a half-day or $25-$30 for a full day. Find more information here.
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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, and other amenities.
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