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May Launch at Udall Park

  • 11 May 2024
  • 08:00 - 11:00
  • Udall Park's Southern Undeveloped Area (See Description for Details)
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SARA has received permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department to host low power launches at Udall Park on specific dates. 

These launches are generally limited to flights up to D motors, up to 1000 feet above ground level, and excluding clustered or staged rockets.

This is not a blanket authorization for anyone to launch rockets in Udall Park or any other City of Tucson park, and these activities are prohibited without permission from the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation.

The site is open desert, with some cactus and debris throughout the recovery area. But it's a good area for rocket flights, with few tall trees and generally walkable terrain.

Public health precautions in effect include:

  • If you or anyone in your family are sick or may have been exposed to someone who's sick, stay home.
  • Consider staying home if you or any family member is at an increased risk of COVID-19 complications

Parking for the launch site is off of Sabino Canyon Road, South of Tanque Verde Road.

For driving directions, refer to this Google map: https://goo.gl/maps/CQtzYgrvHiyU5BDT7. From the overflow parking across from Ramada # 9 and southern baseball fields, follow the dirt trail 250 yards to the southeast. You can park near the softball fields or in the overflow parking lot during SARA launches at Udall Park. Park staff usually open the gates to the black gravel overflow parking area, and if it is open, you are welcome to drive directly to the launch site; the route and range head area are shown below in yellow, and is marked by SARA signs during launches.Udall Park Launch Area


SARA will provide launch equipment, including 1/8, 3/16, and 1/4 inch launch rods and a 1010 launch rail.



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