Permanent Course Maps
What can you do with a permanent orienteering course? Since it's always there, you can go anytime - no need to wait for an organized meet or for someone to set up a training session. You can draw your own course on the map, as easy or as hard as you like, and you'll know if you've made it to the right place. If you're a beginner you can use a permanent course to learn basic skills and get a feel for the sport. As an advanced orienteer you can use the course to practice advanced techniques or get in some terrain intervals.
The Tucson Orienteering Club maintains a permanent orienteering course at Greasewood Park on the west side of Tucson. This permanent course consists of a set of numbered concrete posts, marked on the map with a circle and a dot, and numbered. A section of this map is shown here. The complete 1:5000-scale map can be downloaded here for printing.
University of Arizona
Three courses are available. A section sample of the course map is shown here. Each permanent course consists of a set of natural urban features, marked on the 1:5000-scale map with a circle and numeral. They can be navigated to with the help of a clue and question sheet which can only be answered by finding the correct location. After you are finished with the course you may check how well you did by comparing your answers with those on the answer sheet.