Armory Park Survey

On Nov. 6, 2018, the City of Tucson voters approved Proposition 407, a $225 million bond package for capital improvements via General Obligation bonds. Armory Park, has $1,511,285 in Tucson Delivers Proposition 407 bond funds budgeted for improvements. Parks and Recreation would like to hear from you on what your priorities are for future park improvements and amenities at this park. 

Take the survey to help Parks and Recreation capture your priorities. Note: This process will not focus on any improvements within the Armory Senior Center or Tucson Children’s Museum.

More information can be found here:

APNA General Meeting 4/11/23 @ 6:30 PM

Hi Armory Parkers,

The APNA board voted to have a general meeting in April.  There are items of general interest that we feel the neighborhood should hear about.  So please come to the Safford School faculty parking lot (corner of 4th Ave. and 13th St.)  The library is the big boxy building next to the parking lot.  Please enter by the north side door.  You have to walk to the far end of the chain link fence and then back along the side of the library to the door.

Topics of general interest:

     1. A representative of the City of Tucson Transportation and Mobility Department will be there to talk about the scheduling of residential street repaving.

     2. Council member Steve Kozachik’s top aide, Diana Amado, will be there to answer questions.

     3. A rewrite of the APNA bylaws will be presented for approval.

     4. Meet your current board and talk to them about what you would like to see done in our beautiful neighborhood.

     5. There will be opportunity to raise concerns about our neighborhood.

See you next Tuesday.

David Bachman-Williams

APNA President

2023 APNA Board of Directors

The November 22 annual meeting included elections for the 2023 APNA Board of Directors. Congratulations and thanks to those who will serve! Here is the newly elected and re-elected leadership:

  • President: David Bachman-Williams
  • Vice-President: John Burr
  • Secretary: Jeannie McLain
  • Treasurer: Janet Koller

Directors for 2023-2024

  • Megan Noli
  • Ginny Beal
  • Michael Lex

Alternate Directors for 2023

  • Emily Nottingham
  • Ken Taylor
  • Maurice Roberts

APNA Annual Meeting November 22, 2022

APNA will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 22, at 6:30 PM. This meeting will include the elections of officers for next year and topics of interest to the community. Join it on Zoom.

NOTE: Normally, APNA meetings are on the second Tuesday of the month. The APNA board voted to move the APNA annual meeting to November 22. The Board felt that holding the meeting on Election night as normally scheduled would be problematic and reduce turnout. Keeping with Tuesdays the Board decided on the fourth Tuesday.

All Saints Development Neighborhood Meeting November 28 at 6:00 PM

The project developers invite Armory Parkers to a public meeting to discuss the proposed All Saints development located in Armory Park. The meeting will be Monday, November 28 at 6:00 PM on Zoom

Background information from the development team:

Continue reading “All Saints Development Neighborhood Meeting November 28 at 6:00 PM”

Tucson Development Center Online

The City has a new on-line permitting process for people planning to make changes to their property. As part of this process, there have been some minor modifications to the Historic process.

·      The Historic application has been combined with the Special Districts application.  The link provides the process that any new applicants will need to follow.

·      Prior to submitting the required documents, applicants will need to register with the Tucson Development Center On-line.  Once registered,  the applicant can submit for their permit.

·      When it is determined that the applicant is in an HPZ/HL and needs to submit Historic, they will be prompted.  Applicants will be able to track the progress of the application in the Tucson Development Center On-line (TDC).

If you have any questions, please contact Jodie Brown, AICP, City of Tucson Historic Preservation Officer, at 520-837-6968 or .

Armory Park Activation Team

The heart of the Armory Park neighborhood is, of course, Armory Park itself. Here’s a message from the Downtown Tucson Partnership on what is being done to make it better:

We’ve formed the Armory Park Activation Team which is a focus group designed to address specific issues at Armory Park. The team includes the staff of the Ward 6 Office, Diana Amado; City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Dept. (including Armory Park Senior Center staff), Donna Thomas, Stacey Belhumeur, Lara Hamwey & Greg Jackson; Tucson Police Department (TPD), Lt. Belinda Morales & Capt. Corey Doggett; Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP), Kathleen Eriksen, Russ Stone & Zach Baker; and the Children’s Museum, Hilary Van Alsburg.


  • Discussion regarding the importance of cross communication and promotion, Zach Baker
  • Update on safety concerns including campers under the canopy, Russ Stone & Lt. Belinda Morales
  • Additional lighting along 12th Street through the TEP Dusk to Dawn Program, Diana Amado & Zach Baker


  • Additional surveillance and presence from TPD, Lt Belinda Morales
  • Coordination between TPD and DTP Safety Ambassadors, Lt. Belinda Morales & Russ Stone
  • Updated stats regarding drug related arrests made in Armory Park (July1 – October 1), Lt. Belinda Morales


  • Update on Prop 407 with the community outreach process to begin in six months, Greg Jackson
  • Discussion w/ Children’s Museum regarding North lawn activation, needs to be mission driven (Children’s Museum) and needs City and neighborhood buy-in and support, Greg Jackson & Diana Amado
  • Parks & Rec hired a new intern to lead programming efforts and establish a streamlined (and free) process for park events/reservations. Intern to work closely with DTP staff for business contacts for fitness classes and cross promotional efforts, Stacy Belhumeur & Zach Baker
  • Discussion regarding the need to extend contracted security at Armory Park into the evening hours, Greg Jackson & Donna Thomas


·         September 28, 4-6 pm: Ready, Set, Rec

·         September 30, 7:30-8:30 pm: Tucson Pride Parade

·         October 15, 10 am-10 pm: 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off (Tucson Fire Fighters Association)

·         October 22, 9:30 am-12:30 pm: 6th Avenue Asphalt Art Project

·         For a schedule of events and programs inside the Armory Park Center, visit


·         We will continue to stay in touch with you via email to let you know about events, activations and other opportunities to get involved. 

We’re excited with the momentum and look forward to the continued activation at Armory Park! Thank you for your support and feel free to reach out to DTP with any questions, ideas or concerns.

With much appreciation, Kathleen

Kathleen Eriksen, President & CEO

Downtown Tucson Partnership


A message from our President:

Hi Armory Parkers,

What a great neighborhood we live in.  Currently we have the highest membership in the neighborhood Association we have had in many years.  Thanks to everyone who is a member at this time. 

However, if you are not a member now is the time to join.  Friday is the last day to join and be able to vote for leadership positions.  It is very easy.  It costs just $10 a person and takes five minutes or less.

Go to:

Our Annual Meeting is scheduled for November.  We need leaders to step up and serve as officers and directors.  More from the nominating committee on that will be coming soon.

For now, make sure you are a member so you can vote in the Annual Meeting.

Thank you,

David Bachman-Williams

APNA President