Donna R. Liggins Center

2160 N. 6th Ave. • Tucson AZ 85705
(520) 791-3247


Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Monday through Friday: 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Closed Sunday and Holidays

Center Supervisor: Beth Lucas -

The Donna R. Liggins Center is located in Mansfield Park.

Amenities Gym Schedule Donna R. Liggins
Center Passes External Agencies' Services Richard "Higgie" Higginbotham
Senior Activity Card Room Rentals  


    Indoor Outdoor
    Classrooms Covered basketball court
    Commercial kitchen Playgrounds
    Computer lab Ramada
    Game room Sand volleyball
    Gym Soccer/football field
    Multi-purpose room Softball field
    Public WiFi Swimming pool
    Teen room  
    Weight room  

    Donna Liggins brochure (PDF)

    Center Pass

    Gym Schedule

    Pickleball and Basketball
    Memberships or daily fees are required for access. Masks are not required, but recommended.

    Drop-in Pickleball
    Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (6 courts)
    Friday from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. (3 courts)

    Drop-in Basketball
    Monday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Full gym) 
    Tuesday: 8 a.m.-11 a.m. and 3 p.m.-5 p.m. (Full gym), 5 p.m.- 8 p.m. (Half gym) 
    Wednesday: 8 a.m.-8 p.m. (Full gym) 
    Thursday: 8-11a.m. and 3-5 p.m. (Full gym), 5-8 p.m. (Half gym) 
    Friday: 8 -11 a.m. and 3-6 p.m. (Full gym).
    Saturday: 10  a.m.-noon (Half gym), Noon-4 p.m. (Full gym) 

    Wheelchair Basketball
    Tuesday and Thursday: 5-8 p.m. (Half gym) 

    Open Recreation

    • Ages 7 and older (unless accompanied by a parent or adult)
    • Includes gym, game room and public computers
    • Daily fee or center use pass fees apply

    Weight Room

    • Participants must complete an orientation class before using fitness room equipment
    • Participants ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult when taking an orientation class
    • Participants ages 14 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult who has completed an orientation class
    • Weight Room Orientation Video - A release form must be completed at the recreation center acknowledging that you have watched the video

    Senior Activity Card

    November Senior Club Activity Calendar

    December Senior Club Activity Calendar

      • Ages 50 and older
      • Monday - Friday: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
      • Required to participate in senior programs, services, and activities
      • Includes activities, field trips, special events, and access to the weight room, gym, and track
      • See the Senior Programs page for more information
      • Activities include bingo, cards, bunco, guest speakers, crafts, exercise, field trips, cooking, special events and more.

      Senior Meal Program

      • Monday-Friday at noon
      • Social activities and nutritious meals for people 60 and older.
      • $2 suggested donation
      • $8 for guests not eligible for the program.
      • Pre-registration is required. Call the center for more information or to register.

       Room Rentals

        Small Room
      (475 Sq Ft.)
      Medium Room
      (1520 Sq. Ft.)
      Large Room
      (2400 Sq. Ft.)
      Room Numbers 108, 177, 136, 208, 210 134 163
      City Res / Non Res $16 / $20 per hr $34 / $42 per hr $100 / $125 (½ Rm. $50/$6
      Non-Profit Price $8 per hr. $17 per hr. $25 per hr.
      Capacity 20 50 100

      Room Rentals

      Room Rentals Small Room (475 Sq Ft.) Medium Room (1520 Sq. Ft.) Large Room (2400 Sq. Ft.)

      Room Numbers 108, 177, 136, 208, 210 134 163

      City Res / Non Res $16 / $20 per hr. $34 / $42 per hr. $100 / $125 (½ Rm. $50/$62

      Non-Profit Price $8 per hr. $17 per hr. $25 per hr.

      Capacity 20 50


      External Agencies' Services

      NAACP- 520-622-8277

      Monday-Thursday, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
      Federally funded program for low-income children and families to promote health and education.
      For information contact Headstart at 520-884-8180

      Donna R. Liggins

      The Donna R. Liggins Center is named after Donna Liggins, a resident of the Sugar Hill neighborhood since 1965 and a former City employee since 1968. In her almost 40 years with the City of Tucson, Donna worked at nine different centers. She worked for the center which now bears her name and was formerly known as Northwest Center. Donna Liggins has lived in Tucson for more than 50 years and is a longtime advocate for civil rights and improving the lives of women in our community. She has served the community through numerous organizations, including the Martin Luther King Celebration Committee, the Black Women's Task Force, the Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Dinner, and the Juneteenth Committee. Donna Liggins was also the president of the NAACP Tucson Chapter, which she still actively supports. Liggins believes in the intrinsic value of spirituality, family, neighborhood, and community, and remains a proactive and committed member of our community.

      Richard "Higgie" Higginbotham

      Higginbotham's career included positions with Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Department of Corrections. He was also a key representative on the Pro Neighborhood Development and Grant Board. For many years, he worked as a high school and college sports official and was an accomplished Senior Olympian who competed in may sporting events, winning more than 125 medals. Higginbotham volunteered in the Tucson community, and his efforts were recognized with a dedication and naming of the Donna R. Liggins Center gymnasium in his honor. He died in 2005.

      Higginbotham's obituary.