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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    From caring for stately saguaros in Tucson Mountain Park to overseeing after-school recreation programs, we add a vital dimension to the lives of our residents and visitors. We invite you to hike and play in our parks or take one of the many classes we offer. We're working for you!

    For Immediate Release

    Maintenance Closure
    Maintenance on the Sweetwater trailhead is planned during the day starting on January 26 and ending the afternoon of January 28. The lot will be closed during the daytime construction activity. The lot will open back up at 3:30 p.m. each day during that period but will be closed and locked at dark the evenings of January 25, 26, and 27. Please avoid getting close to the flagged areas and equipment. If you see someone on or vandalizing the equipment please call 911 immediately. Thanks for your patience during this short construction period.

    Park Entry Closure
    On Tuesday, January 27 all day and Wednesday, January 28 at night, waste water conveyance requires a short closure for work in the area at the Pontatoc Road entry to George Mehl Family Foothills Park and the Tucson Girls Chorus. The west entry to the park will remain open without interruption.

    Playground Closure Notice
    Playground closures for needed repairs at Thomas Jay and Flowing Wells Park (east and west) are in affect beginning January 12, 2015 and continuing for approx. 4 weeks.

    2015 Bond Election
    Pima County is in the process of planning for a 2015 bond election. You can learn more about the projects being considered for the Parks and Recreation category.

    The Loop Vendor Pilot Program will continue through April 2015. For more information.
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    Pima County established its Parks and Recreation Department in 1947 to serve urban and rural residents and guests by providing leisure-time destinations and services.


    Leading community efforts to conserve the Sonoran Desert and enhance the urban environment while providing quality recreational, educational, and leisure activities.


    Inspiring enjoyment of our natural resources, urban parks, and recreational program.

    Parklands Foundation
    The Pima County Parks Rules are adopted by the Pima County Board of Supervisors as the code of rules and regulations for Pima County parks and recreation areas pursuant to A.R.S. 11-935(B)(2) and 11-936.

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    Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation

    3500 W. River Road
    Tucson, AZ 85741

    (520) 724-5000

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