The Best Picnic Spots in Tucson
March 22, 2019

The Best Picnic Spots in Tucson

Tucson's climate is perfect for enjoying picnics year-round.

If you would like to meet friends for a leisurely lunchtime meal, the best picnic spots near our apartments in East Tucson include:

Gene C. Reid Park 

With 154 picnic tables and 40 grills, it is no wonder that the Gene C. Reid Park draws hundreds of picnickers annually. The park is famous for its award-winning rose garden which has bloomed since 1960. It comes complete with 100 species of roses and 800 individual plants. Visitors also find a dog park, horseshoe courts, multi-purpose fields, and the Georges DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center. 

Brandi Fenton Memorial Park

Spanning nearly 57 acres, the Brandi Fenton Memorial Park is a unique destination that balances the need for public recreation while maintaining the character of the Binghampton Rural Historic Landscape. It's nestled on the alluvial floodplain of the Rillito River, and prehistoric native cultures and early Anglo settlers used the land for a range of human endeavors. Visitors can enjoy a leisurely picnic as well as play basketball and horseshoes. 

Sentinel Peak 

Sentinel is a well-known peak with stunning views of downtown Tucson and the surrounding area. It's better known to locals as "A Mountain" as an "A" was painted on the side in 1915 after the University of Arizona football team defeated Pomona College. The first native people of Tucson grew crops at the mountain's base, and today, thousands of people climb its peak every year to take in an unforgettable sunset. Sentinel is also spotted with dozens of Saguaro cacti and features several places where visitors can enjoy a picturesque picnic. 

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