As families, we love places where the whole family can have a good time, and we love it even more if those places are outdoors where kids don’t need technology to have fun. Tucson has many cool outdoor places surrounded by nature, and parks, where kids will have guaranteed fun and the family can enjoy a nice lunch under the sky! Check out our favorite options!

Christopher Columbus Park

Where: 4600 N Silverbell Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745
Hours: 6 AM- 10.30 PM

This wonderful park is a great spot for a picnic and some family time!

Have lunch by the water or under the shade of a tree, or on the many picnic tables available. Kids will enjoy themselves in the playground or running around!

Chuck Ford Lakeside Park

Where: 8201 E Stella Rd, Tucson, AZ 85730
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10.30 PM

Spend a nice day with the family enjoying nature and the sun!

Have a picnic by the lake, enjoy some good company, and create beautiful memories in the open air with the ones you love.

Gene C. Reid Park

Where: 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ 85716
Hours: 6 AM- 10.30 PM

Enjoy the picnic tables, the amazing playground for kids, a multi-purpose field, the Rose Garden, the adult baseball fields, drinking fountains, a pond, and so much more!

This park has it all to spend a nice fun day with the entire family!

Mount Lemmon 

Where: Mount Lemmon, Tucson

Mount Lemmon is one of the must-visit places in Tucson if you’re into nature.

Besides having a picnic with wonderful views, you can do some hiking, watch birds, fish, camp, and even rock climbing!

Himmel Park

Where: 1000 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 11 PM

Himmel Park has lots of green spaces for a nice family picnic, and you can also enjoy the Himmel Park Library, a grass amphitheater, 2 cool playgrounds, a swimming pool, tennis courts, and a multipurpose grass playing field area! 

Catalina State Park

Where: 11570 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85737
Hours: Daily, 5 AM- 10 PM

Have a unique experience enjoying a little picnic in the Santa Catalina Mountains!

You will get to see canyons, streams, desert plants, and wildlife, including more than 150 species of birds! 

Armory Park

Where: 222 S. 5th Avenue, Tucson AZ 85701

Armory Park is full of historical monuments to discover after you have lunch on the picnic tables and enjoy the open space to run and play with the kids!

A great option to enjoy with the family!

Highland Vista Park

Where: 350 N. Cloverland Avenue, Tucson AZ 85711
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10.30 PM

Have a nice lunch on the picnic tables and then enjoy the community garden, the walking path, the free library, and more!

Kids will have a blast in the playground with swings and a covered play structure!

Bear Canyon Overlook Picnic Area 

Where: Bear Canyon Overlook Picnic Area, Tucson, AZ

The name says it all!

Bear Canyon offers a great picnic area where you can enjoy amazing views of the Sabino Creek canyon and Tucson!  Have a great family day surrounded by nature!

Rio Vista Natural Resource Park

Where: 3974 N Tucson Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716

Relax, have a picnic, walk, create beautiful family memories, and more!

This beautiful place offers playgrounds, picnic tables, ramadas, a labyrinth, drinking fountains, walking paths, and so much more!