Fort Lowell Park

Fort Lowell Park   [Google Maps]
2900 N Craycroft Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712

Fort Lowell Park is located in north-central Tucson, at the intersection of North Craycroft and Glenn. Click for larger image.map_context_ft_lowell_park_tucson_az
Fort Lowell Park has two good terrains— Cottonwood Lane and “Site B”. On the map below, Cottonwood Lane is the red line at the left. Site B is the red circle at the upper right. Yellow rectangles indicate the best parking for each location.
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Cottonwood Lane
The first area is Cottonwood Lane. That’s the hard-beaten dirt road that leads, under huge beautiful old cottonwood trees, from the parking lot to the Museum building near Craycroft Road. To get there:

  • Drive to the intersection of North Craycroft and Glenn. [Google Map]
  • Proceed east on Glenn to the second entrance into the park.
  • Turn left (north) into the park and proceed in a straight line.
  • On the left you will pass a street coming into the parking lot from Craycroft. Just beyond that, on your left you will see the end of Cottonwood Lane. On the map, Cottonwood Lane is indicated by a red line.
  • You can actually park quite near the spot where Cottonwood Lane runs into the parking lot. A yellow rectangle on the map marks the approximate area where you should park.

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Site B

The other area is tucked away behind a baseball field. It is a large flat area studded with medium-sized trees, like a traditional outdoors French boulodrome. (The trees are part of a former pecan orchard.) To get there:

  • Drive to the intersection of North Craycroft and Glenn. [Google Map]
  • Proceed east on Glenn to the third entrance into the park.
  • Turn left into the park and proceed in a straight line to the end of the parking lot.
  • Park in the area marked on the map with a yellow rectangle.
  • Once you’ve parked, look past the end of the parking lot. You will see a big baseball field. To the right, you will see a dirt path leading toward some trees behind the baseball field. The path looks like an opening in the trees. You can see it in the exact center of this photograph.
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  • Walk down the path. You will very quickly come to the playing area. Here is roughly what you will see. On the map, the path is marked with a red arrow and playing area is marked with a red circle.

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