Hidden in an east side subdivision, Case Natural Resource Park (“Case Park” for short) is a gem because it is well-cared-for and blissfully quiet.
When is Case Park open?
Dawn to Dusk.
Why would I visit Case Park?
- To enjoy a picnic with family and friends
- To play on the playground
- To meander through the butterfly sanctuary
- To throw a frisbee or kick a soccer ball with a friend
How much does it cost to visit Case Park?
What is the parking situation at Case Park?
Free. There is one small lot with 7 regular parking spots and 2 handicap parking spots.
What should I bring with me when I visit Case Park?
Water and snacks. A portable potty for your toddler if you’re not a fan of porta potties.
What is the best season for visiting Case Park?
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months. That said, Case Park can also be enjoyed in the summer months – especially in the early morning hours and at dusk.
How many playgrounds are there at Case Park?
One. The playground has two slides, two regular swings, and two baby swings.
What is the ground surface beneath the playgrounds?
The playground is partially on soft rubber and partially on dirt.
Are the playgrounds shaded?
Is there an area for tots & babies?
How many tables are there at Case Park?
Four shaded tables. There are also several other tables with BBQ grills that are unshaded.
Are trash cans available and easily accessible?
Are there BBQ grills?
Yes. Adjacent to each table/ramada.
Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?
All this playing is making us hungry. What restaurants do you recommend in the area?
Unfortunately, the SE and far E side of Tucson has yet to cultivate a very impressive dining scene. Your best best is Mama’s Famous Pizza and Heroes at 50 S. Houghton (0.5 miles away). Peter Piper Pizza at 9545 E. Old Spanish Trail (0.7 miles away) has a lunch buffet – $5.95 for adults and $3.99 for kids (under age 3 are free). If you’re in the mood for a cold drink, Eegee’s at 8320 E. Broadway (2 miles away) is your place.
For something a little nicer, drive 3.7 miles to Guadalajara Fiesta Grill, known for their handmade tortillas and salsa made fresh at your table.
How close is the nearest grocery store?
Target at 9615 E. Old Spanish Trail is 0.6 miles away. Albertsons at 9595 E. Broadway is 0.6 miles away. Safeway at 10380 E. Broadway is 0.7 miles away.
How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?
Are restrooms available? Where are they located?
There are no restrooms on-site. One porta potty is on the premises. It’s actually pretty clean as far as porta potties are concerned…and not too smelly either.
Are toilet seat covers available?
Are toiletries available?
No sink. No soap. No mirrors. No paper towels. No drying machines.
Is a family restroom available?
Can I rent a ramada for a birthday party or other event? What is the cost?
Yes. The rent is $15-$20 for a half-day or $25-$30 for a full day. Find more information here: http://cms3.tucsonaz.gov/parksandrec/permits.
|Parks & Rec Facility||NO|
|Walking/Biking Paths||YES – minimal|
|Garden||YES – children’s butterfly sanctuary|
PLAYGROUND RATING: 3.5-4
CLEANLINESS OF RESTROOMS: N/A
NOTES: Case Park is a small community park that is well-cared-for, quiet, and clean.
- the addition of a bathroom