Beautification & Greenscape
Enhance downtown’s overall physical appearance through buildings, parks, streetscape, sidewalks, landscaping, parking lots, alleys and roadways. Create a welcoming, safe and attractive environment where people want to be.
205 city planters maintained
46 merchant planters maintained
36 park planters maintained
10 new trees planted downtown in FY 19/20
Clean & Green Team
The Clean & Green team, comprised of eight clients of the nonprofit Desert Survivors Nursery, waters and maintains over 200 city planters, sweeps the sidewalks and picks up litter daily. This team not only makes the downtown beautiful but provides meaningful work for our neighbors with disabilities.
Merchant Planter Program
Downtown Tucson Partnership's urban beautification program adds bright splashes of color and greenery by providing initial plantings and monthly maintenance options for planters owned by downtown merchants and property owners.
Over 200 city planters are filled with both trailing vines and flowers as well as drought-tolerant plants native to the Sonoran Desert. The native plants are grown from seed at the Desert Survivors Nursery. The planters are maintained and watered daily by our Clean & Green team.
Outdoor Café Grant Program
Outdoor seating activates and beautifies downtown streets. This program helps businesses build, expand or enhance their outdoor café areas by providing a reimbursement for eligible project costs up to $5,000. Our team offers design and liaison assistance with permitting as well.
Downtown Outdoor Café Grant Program →
Building Illumination Program
Downtown Tucson Partnership’s innovative holiday lighting program highlights Downtown Tucson’s skyline with thousands of white LED lights. With over 50 participating downtown buildings, this elegant and festive display is visible from Interstate 10 and the Catalina Foothills. Property owners and managers purchase uniform clips and light lines for their buildings. This incredible installation is complemented by over 150 street trees wrapped in white LED lights, as well as other seasonal decorations.
Desert Nights Downtown Lights →
Street Illumination Program
A downtown business and visitor favorite, the Street Illumination is a sure sign that the most wonderful time of year is approaching. Downtown Tucson Partnership (DTP) coordinates and raises money each year to adorn the trunks and canopies of over 150 trees with thousands of warm white LED lights. This year, Pima County has stepped up to illuminate the streets early to bring a sense of hope and joy back downtown during this difficult time. In conjunction with (usually) cooler weather, strolling among the downtown lights is the perfect way to enjoy a brisk desert night.