The Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range reopened to the public today, Nov. 2, after substantial damage caused by a Sept. 6 storm forced its closure.
The Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range is a very popular historic range for recreational public shooting that dates back to the mid-1950s.
On Sept. 6, a very large monsoon dumped more than four inches of rain on the west side of Tucson Mountain Park. Wind and rain caused substantial damage to the shooting range. The road going into the range was washed out, the ramada roof was partially blown off and the berms had significant water and erosion damage. The Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department closed the range for emergency repairs.
The Department thanks shooters for their patience and welcomes them back to the most scenic range in Arizona.
The Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range, approximately 2.5 miles north of Ajo Way on Kinney Road, .3 of a mile from the south Tucson Mountain Park entrance, is open for target shooting only from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, except Pima County holidays.
All shooters must register prior to shooting and abide by the range safety and gun handling rules. Eye and ear protection is required.
The daily fee is $6 per shooter; youth under 16 years of age shoot free (must be accompanied and supervised by an adult).
For more information about Tucson Mountain Park Rifle and Pistol Range or the County’s other shooting and archery ranges, please visit http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/shooting/index.htm or call the Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department at (520) 877-6000.
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