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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


Merchant Planter Program

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.

Merchant Planter Program →


City Planters

city planters

Over 200 city of Tucson-owned planters are filled with both trailing vines and flowers as well as drought-tolerant plants native to the Sonoran Desert. DTP plants, maintains and waters these planters to bring pops of color and greenery to downtown's streets.


Outdoor Café Grant Program

Outdoor Cafe

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

Building Illumination

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

street illumination

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. Strolling among the downtown lights is the perfect way to enjoy a brisk desert night.

Desert Nights Downtown Lights →