Located in midtown Tucson near Park Place Mall and Williams Center, Wilshire Park is a small park in need of community clean-up and renovation.
When is Wilshire Park open?
Dawn to Dusk.
Why would I visit Wilshire Park?
You probably wouldn’t. It’s not particularly kid-friendly or appealing in its current state.
How much does it cost to visit Wilshire Park?
What is the parking situation at Wilshire Park?
Free. Parking alongside the street. No designated spots.
What should I bring with me when I visit Wilshire Park?
Water and snacks. A trash bag to pick up litter.
What is the best season for visiting Wilshire Park?
October thru April are ideal because the temperatures tend to be more moderate than in the summer months. That said, Wilshire Heights Park can also be visited in the summer months – especially in the early morning hours and at dusk.
How many playgrounds are there at Wilshire Park?
Swings only. Four regular swings. Two infant swings.
What is the ground surface beneath the playgrounds?
Are the playgrounds shaded?
Is there an area for tots & babies?
How many tables are there?
Two concrete tables.
Are trash cans available and easily accessible?
Are there BBQ grills?
Is there an on-site restaurant or cafe?
All this playing is making us hungry. What restaurants do you recommend in the area?
There are quite a few fantastic fast casual dining options within 1 mile of the park!
- Five Guys Burgers & Fries, 5566 E. Broadway (0.3 miles away) – burgers, hot dogs, fries
- Baggin’s Gourmet Sandwiches, 5420 E. Broadway (0.4 miles away) – sandwiches and salads, a Tucson business
- Sauce Pizza & Wine, 5285 E. Broadway (0.5 miles away) – pizza, pasta, salads
- Pita Jungle, 5340 E. Broadway (0.5 miles away) – salads, burgers, pizza, gyros, fish, vegetarian
- Panera Bread, 6129 E. Broadway (0.6 miles away) – sandwiches, soups, salads, and baked goods
How close is the nearest grocery store?
Walmart Neighborhood Market at 5500 E. 22nd Street is 0.7 miles away. Albertson’s at 6363 E. 22nd Street is 1.2 miles away. Trader Joe’s at 1101 N. Wilmot Road is 1.6 miles away.
How close is the nearest pizza delivery place?
Little Caesar’s (home of the $5 hot-n-ready pizza) at 5447 E. 22nd Street is 0.7 miles away. Pizza Hut and Papa John’s are also within 2 miles. For something a bit more gourmet, try Oregano’s Pizza Bistro at 4900 E. Speedway Blvd (1.6 miles away, also a great dine-in option!).
Are restrooms available? Where are they located?
There are no restrooms at Wilshire Park.
Are toilet seat covers available?
Are toiletries available?
No restrooms available.
Is a family restroom available?
Can I rent a ramada for a birthday party or other event? What is the cost?
|Parks & Rec Facility||NO|
|Sports Fields||YES – 1 medium-sized grassy area|
PLAYGROUND RATING: 2
CLEANLINESS OF RESTROOMS: N/A
NOTES: Wilshire Park is a small neighborhood park in east/central Tucson that is in need of some community pride. We recommend that residents in the surrounding area band together to pick-up litter, banish graffiti, and create a safe + clean haven for the kids that live there.
The sign says that the park is sponsored by Rise Services, Inc. Perhaps that organization could schedule regular park clean-up days and/or raise funds for a new playground.
- prompt clean-up of any graffiti and litter
- the addition of a shaded playground structure
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