Clubhouse Locations

Steve Daru Clubhouse

Clubhouse Location
Joaquin Murrieta Park
1375 North El Rio Drive

Phone: (520) 792-0331

Clubhouse Hours
School Year:
Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri 2:00pm-6:00pm
Weds 1:30pm-6:00pm


Become a Member!


All six Clubhouses are open Monday – Friday for youth ages 7-17 to serve families.

Our Clubhouse activities/programs focus on our three priority outcomes: Academic Success, Good Character and Citizenship, and Healthy Lifestyles.

  • Clubhouse Opens for the School Year – Thursday, August 4th
  • Ages 7 to 17 years old
  • 2022-2023 School Year Membership (August 4) $20
  • Meals provided through partnership with TUSD Meals Program

Clubhouse History

The Boys Clubs of Tucson began on November 27, 1956 when Mr. A. H. Fahringer of Boys Clubs of America met with a committee from the Lions Club to discuss organizing a Boys Club. Through the efforts of Mr. Charles Elkins and other interested members of the Lions Club, the Boys Club of Tucson became incorporated on August 21, 1957. Judge Norman E. Green became the first president of the organization. On May 21, 1958, Mr. Robert Daru donated the property that is now the site of the Steve Daru unit. The club opened its doors in June 1963 under the direction of Mr. Ray Keating and received its charter from Boys Clubs of America on November 30, 1964.

In 1988 the original Steve Daru Clubhouse was closed and a modular clubhouse was placed in Northwest Park to house club activities. In 1992 a new clubhouse was built to replace the modular building with funds donated by Frank X. Morton. The modular building was moved to Mission Park.

Clubhouse Staff

Club Director

Anayeli Melkumyan

Email Anayeli here

Program Director

Nigel Bigbee

Email Nigel here