Ted Walker Youth Day

Ted Walker Youth Day at Old Tucson Studios is sponsored by the Pima County Parklands Foundation every winter in honor of a Tucson philanthropist. 4th, 5th and 6th graders can spend a day at Old Tucson Studios free of charge on Ted Walker Youth Day. Ted Walker was the founder of the Tucson Square and Compass Children’s Clinic, which he started in his back yard in 1947. He also owned Ted Walker Mobile Home Sales on South Sixth Avenue and was founder of the County Parks Commission.

The first Youth Day organized by Ted Walker was held in May of 1988. In recognition of his charitable and civic contributions to the community, the annual event was named for him after his death in 1993.

Sources:

“Businessman, civic leader Ted Walker dies at age 85.” Arizona Daily Star. January 11, 1993. Page B1.
Old Tucson Studios Internet site: http://oldtucson.com/


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