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Parks, Fields And Ramadas

Map of Benson Parks (click to enlarge)

The City of Benson has three public park facilities to provide residents with a variety of leisure opportunities.

Lions Park offers sports fields with lights, basketball courts, a skate park, walking trails, ramadas, grills, a playground and restrooms. Coming soon - SPLASH PAD!!! - Summer of 2024

Apache Park was donated to the City in 1949 by what is now known as Apache Nitrogen Products, Inc. It is located near City Hall in the Apache Park Historical District.

Union Street Park is located next to the City's Public Pool and Community Center and offers a playground, two small ramadas, grills and plenty of room for the kids to run and play!

For more information about hosting large activities at one of these locations, please contact the Recreation Department at (520) 720-6044.

Reservations - When you make your reservation you will be asked the type of activity (picnic, family reunion, etc.) and number of attendees.  Be sure to plan early for the summer as our Ramada's do fill up! Reservations are taken up to 12 months in advance.

  • Ramadas may be reserved seven days a week between the hours of 10:00 am until 10:00 pm in predetermined 4 hour time blocks.
  • Lions Park is unavailable for rentals on the Fourth of July.
  • The City of Benson reserves the right to limit the use of our parks and facilities as deemed necessary in accordance with the City Code.
  • Renters are required to vacate the Ramada at the conclusion of their reservation time.
Picnic Tables Lions Park

Ramada Fees:

  • Ramada #1 -        $25.00 per four hours
  • Ramada #2 -        $15.00 per four hours
  • Ramada #3 -        $15.00 per four hours
  • Ramada #4 -        $15.00 per four hours
  • Pool Ramada #1 -$ 5.00 per four hours
  • Pool Ramada #2 -$ 5.00 per four hours

Ramada Time Blocks:
Setup and cleanup must be done within the parameter of your reservation time. There are no additional fees for the use of electric, lights, or water (where available). The City does not guarantee the availability or reliability of electric at any of the ramadas.

  • 10:00 am  -  2:00 pm
  •   2:00 pm  -  6:00 pm
  •   6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Historic Apache Park

  • Fees must be paid within two business days of reservation booking (please refer to the fee schedule for rental rates and time blocks).
  • Reservations not paid within two business days will be removed from the calendar.
  • Ramada and ball field fees may be paid to the Recreation Department located at the Benson Community Center. Payments will not be accepted without the appropriate application or form.
  • We accept personal checks, cash, and all major credit cards.
  • Please make checks payable to City of Benson.
Refund Policy - Cancellations from 2 weeks (14 days) prior to the reservation date will receive a full refund. Cancellations that are made no less than 2 days prior to the reservation date refunds will be given at 50% of the rental rate. Refunds will NOT be given for cancellations made less than 2 days prior to the reservation date or after the reservation date has occurred (to include ball fields); no exceptions.

Ball Field Fees (Daily Rate - Tournaments and Private Use):
  • Little League Field - $45.00
  • Sand Lot - $40.00
  • Soccer Field - $65.00
  • Softball Field - $45.00
League Hourly Light Costs (Per Field):
(Billed at 60% of the City's hourly light costs per field.)
  • Little League Field $2.67 hr.
  • Soccer Field $5.99 hr.
  • Softball Field $4.05 hr.
Union Street Park

Special Events:

If you would like to hold an event in one of our parks you may be required to provide the following as deemed necessary by the Recreation Department:

  • Special Event Permit Application and Park Use Permit.
  • Certificate of Insurance and Endorsement.
  • Permit from the Health Department if you are feeding the public.
Personally owned inflatables are NOT permitted in City Parks. The City of Benson does allow inflatables owned by approved vendors on City property. Please inquire with the Recreation Department for names of approved vendors. You must provide a receipt from the approved vendor when reservation payment is made.

Certificates of Insurance:
In some cases a Certificate of Insurance naming the City of Benson as an additional insured of $1,000,000.00 may be required as deemed necessary by the Recreation Supervisor or designee. Certificates of Insurance must be accompanied by an Endorsement. Certificates not accompanied by an Endorsement will not be accepted and may prevent approval of your event or activity on City Property. It is important to remember when planning an event or activity that it can take up to two weeks for your insurance company to obtain an Endorsement. Information for the Certificate of Insurance is as follows:

City of Benson
Attention Melanie Hernandez
101 E. 6th Street
Benson, Arizona, 85602

Clean Up/Damages Responsibility - Damages and/or litter to park facilities that result in repair or cleaning charges may also jeopardize your right to make future reservations. Upon confirming a reservation a customer agrees to clean up the area of use at the conclusion of the event. Failure to clean up may result in a cleaning deposit for future use.

Please help keep our parks clean for other users!

Complete History of Apache Park

Apache Park Historic District
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  • Lions Park Map Location of Fields and Ramada's
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  • Fee for Use of Park
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  • Center Rental Bulletin
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  • Community Center Rentals
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  • Special event permit application on private property
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  • Special Event Permit Application
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  • SPORTS Teams field Use
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  • Park Rentals Bulletin
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  • Parks application
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  • Parade application
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  • Pool Rental Bulletin
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  • pool Rental application
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