Ward 3 Tucson City Council Member Paul Durham and the Tucson Parks and Recreation department will host a ribbon-cutting ceremony Saturday, Aug. 17, at 9 a.m., to celebrate improvements made to the North Sixth Avenue Dog Park, 2075 N. 6th Ave.
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The City of Tucson is recruiting well maintenance mechanics to join its Tucson Water department. Mechanics perform general repairs and maintenance to wells, deep well pumps, and related equipment, as well as monitor water levels and pumping pressures. Duties also include removing and installing well pumps and related equipment and preparing pumps and pump rigs for installation.
The City of Tucson is seeking volunteers to participate in a new public committee that will help guide transportation investments over the next 25 years. Those who have a background or strong interest in safety, accessibility for all abilities, equity, land use, environment, health and recreation, economic vitality, and mobility related to transportation are encouraged to apply.
Celebrate the completion of the Valencia Road - Wilmot Road to Kolb Road improvement project on Thursday, Aug. 15, starting at 9 a.m. at the southwest corner of the Kolb Road and Valencia Road intersection. This project included improvements that increased roadway capacity and enhanced safety along the corridor. It was completed on schedule in 12 months.
A water main replacement project on River Road between Swan and Craycroft Roads will periodically affect eastbound and westbound traffic. Bicycle lanes will be closed during the work and signs will be in place to direct traffic around the work areas as needed. Customers are not expected to be out of water during construction.
Project completion is expected in October. Go to Tucson Water's Outages & Advisories map for updates.
With a lull in the monsoon expected over the next few days, now is a good time to be prepared for the next round of summer thunderstorms. The City of Tucson's Transportation Department is still offering a free self-service sandbag station in the Hi Corbett Field parking lot. There is a limit of 10 sandbags, and people are encouraged to bring their own shovels to fill their bags. Watch the video below for more information about the program. If you don't want to fill the sandbags yourself, the City offers free, pre-filled sandbags in the north parking lot of the Tucson Rodeo Grounds, 4823 S.
The City of Tucson is hiring a therapeutic recreation assistant to work in the Parks and Recreation department. Duties include helping with the development, implementation, and evaluation of recreation programs for children, youth, and adults. An assistant also creates and evaluates programs, and conducts classes.
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Pima Association of Governments (PAG), in partnership with the City of Tucson, invites you to attend one of two open houses to review a draft Long-Range Regional Transit Plan. In the fall of 2018, the City and PAG held public meetings and conducted online and in-person surveys about transit. After technical review of all public comments, this draft plan was developed.
Starting Sunday, Aug. 11, new service changes will begin for multiple Sun Tran, Sun Express, and Sun Shuttle routes. Passengers can find updated schedule and route information online or in Sun Tran’s new Route Schedule booklets, available on vehicles, at transit centers, and at locations throughout Tucson.
The annual Return of the Mermaids festival is back tomorrow, Aug. 10, from 3-11 p.m. The monsoon celebration and mermaid festival in Downtown Tucson and Historic 4th Avenue is a family-friendly event that features mermaids, musical performances, vendors, costume contests, and parties.
Organizers encourage party-goers to dress up as if they live under the sea. One of the highlights of the event is a sidewalk parade that begins at 8:30 p.m. on East Congress Street. Please wear a costume or hold the hand of a costumed child to participate in the festivities.