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  • Pima Prickly Park celebration and expo on Sunday, April 14

    Apr 17, 2013 | Read More News
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    SaguarohengeSpend some quality time with cactus and cactus lovers at the free Pima Prickly Park celebration and expo on Sunday, April 14.

    Pima Prickly Park covers nine acres at 3500 W. River Road and is an educational joint venture between the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department and the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society.

    The event runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Several Tucson growers of cactus and succulents will be selling their plants.

    The Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society will be selling rescued saguaros (up to 30 inches tall), golden hedgehog cactus and mammalaria from 10 a.m. to noon.

    The festivities will include tours of the park, presentations and exhibits by educational groups and vendors, activities for children, and free prickly pear snow cones.
    Contact:
    Joy Mehulka
    Geographic and Multimedia Division Manager
    Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation
    Joy.Mehulka@pima.gov
    520-877-6000

    Richard Wiedhopf
    President
    Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society
    opuntia@comcast.net
    520-404-9223

    CactusCheck out:
    • The handicapped-accessible paths and ramadas.
    • Saguarohenge, a circle of stately saguaros.
    • The hummingbird garden.
    • The many varieties of cactus and succulents that thrive here.

    Members of the Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society have invested hundreds of volunteer hours salvaging plants from areas slated for construction and relocating them in the park. County staff have developed trails within the park and are responsible for irrigation and overall maintenance.

    For more information about Pima Prickly Park, please visit www.pimapricklypark.org.