The amenities that comprise the Oro Valley Parks and Recreation system include:
multiple parks, biking and walking trails, sports fields, the Aquatic Center and the municipal golf courses and Community Center which were both acquired by the Town in 2015. In addition to golf, tennis and pickleball courts, the Community Center provides a fitness center and a wide variety of health, fitness and cultural classes and programs for Town residents and visitors.
Together, all of the amenities that are a part of the Parks and Recreation system provide citizens with opportunities to: gather, play, learn, enjoy the natural beauty of our stunning environment, and improve their physical wellbeing. In addition, visitors to the area are attracted to our community, partially as a result of the existence of these amenities. This provides a benefit to local businesses, and in many cases, results in people becoming new Oro Valley residents. Some Town amenities explicitly attract significant numbers of outside visitors such as, the Aquatic Center, which plays host to a number of competitions that involve non-Oro Valley participants, as does the tennis facility at the Community Center, and the municipal golf courses. (An analysis in 2019 revealed that 14,880 tee times were made at the municipal golf courses from zip codes outside the Tucson-Marana metropolitan areas). All of this contributes to Oro Valley’s fiscal health and sustainability.