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  • Rillito Regional Park dedication set for Oct. 24

    Oct 15, 2015 | Read More News
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    Supervisor Sharon Bronson, chair of the Pima County Board of Supervisors, will join youth sports enthusiasts and staff from Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation (NRPR) in dedicating new fields at Rillito Regional Park, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 24.

    Rillito fieldsLocated at 4502 N. First Ave., the park will now have 11 full athletic fields, nine of which are lighted, making it the largest regional soccer complex in Pima County. Kino Sports Complex has eight fields, while Golf Links and Udall Parks each have five.

    This is the third phase of renovations, which totaled more than $5 million, adding three athletic fields, lighting to three additional fields, new restrooms and parking facilities. A new barn and a modern pavilion were added in earlier phases. 

    Construction was funded with 2004 General Obligation bonds. The multipurpose, regional park features horseracing facilities, grandstands and space for concerts, community events and a thriving weekly farmer’s market.

    Speakers for the dedication will be Supervisor Bronson; Pima County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; Michael Storie, representing youth lacrosse; Matthew Schmidt, representing youth and adult rugby; Toby Bourguet, representing youth football; and Ted Schmidt, representing youth soccer. NRPR Director Chris Cawein, and George Kuck, NRPR’s director of operations, will participate in the ribbon cutting. Young athletes will also help cut the ribbon and will demonstrate warm ups and drills.