Outdoor Office in Downtown Tucson
We are excited about this new outdoor office space! The Tucson Food Tour’s, Downtown route runs right by the Jacome Plaza on our way to La Cocina. It’s great to see what the Downtown Tucson Partnership is doing with the use of the space.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership has turned an area that is well-known as a haven for homeless people into an outdoor office space that is open to the public. The plaza has been known as a gathering place for downtown’s homeless population, and the Downtown Tucson Partnership has partnered with a variety of groups to help reduce the plaza’s homeless problem. The partnership will have people at the outdoor office who will help set up the area’s homeless with services that can get them back on their feet. The hope is that the homeless population at Jacome Plaza will drop because people are being helped out of homelessness, and not because they are being chased off.
Jacome Plaza sits in front of the main entrance to the Joel D. Valdez Main Library near the intersection of Stone Avenue and Pennington Street.
Every weekday between 9:00am to 5:00 pm a section of Jacome Park transforms into an outdoor office, red tables, games such as ping pong and bean bag toss and free wifi during typical business hours.
The first of it’s kind in the Southwest region, the outdoor work space allows area workers to enjoy the free space as an alternative to their traditional office by simply bringing their laptop, colleagues, and coffee to the park.