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Register for Spring Classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation

Registration is open for spring classes at Tucson Parks and Recreation. Classes include health and fitness, digital photography skills, pottery and ceramics pieces, and more. The deadline to register for spring session 1 is Jan. 6.

Read the Activity Guide for more information. For questions, please contact Registration Services at (520) 791-4877.

Operation Freeze

Beginning at approximately 2 p.m. today, crews from the City of Tucson Transportation Department Streets Maintenance Division will initiate Operation Freeze in preparation of freezing overnight temperatures. Operation Freeze is put into place to make sure City bridge decks are free of ice and safe for motorists to drive over. 

Downtown Links Traffic Alert - 12/13

Downtown Links Constructors (DLC), under contract with the City of Tucson Transportation Department, continue pre-construction field activities which are scheduled to continue through the end of December 2019. The traveling public will see equipment, work crews and short-term traffic control during this work which includes; surface, subsurface, geotechnical, environmental and survey verifications. The traveling public should anticipate the following traffic closures:

City Bond Ratings and Outlook Upgraded

The City of Tucson recently received this year’s bond ratings reports from Fitch Ratings and Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings. Both agencies upgraded the City’s financial credit profile, with Fitch upgrading the Rating Outlook from “Stable” to “Positive” and Standard & Poor’s upgrading all evaluated categories of General Obligation Bonds and Certificates of Participation.

Winterhaven Festival of Lights Starts Tomorrow

The Winterhaven neighborhood is hosting its 70th year of the Festival of Lights, one of the longest-running festivals of its kind in the country. It runs from tomorrow, Dec. 14, until Sunday, Dec. 29, 6-10 p.m., every evening.

The festival is designed for walking, but guests can opt to see the lights on a hayride wagon, a bus trolley, or a pedal-powered group bike. Reservations are recommended for these options.


For the 23rd year, residents can recycle their Christmas trees through the City of Tucson’s TreeCycle Program. The program begins on Thursday, Dec. 26 and continues through Sunday, Jan. 12. TreeCycle collection sites are located throughout Tucson and Oro Valley. Please remove all lights, ornaments, decorations, plastic tree bags, and tree stands before dropping off at the TreeCycle sites. Trees collected are chipped and these items can cause damage to people and the equipment. Please do not leave trees outside the collection time or area due to fire hazard.

Stuff-The-Bus Holiday Toy Drive

Sun Tran’s annual “Stuff-the-Bus” event takes place Friday, Dec. 13, 6 a.m.-6 p.m., at Walmart, 7150 E. Speedway Blvd. (southeast corner of Speedway Boulevard and Kolb Road).

Tucsonans are encouraged to donate new, unwrapped toys for babies and children or make cash donations to benefit the Salvation Army’s Holiday Gift Distribution Program. All donations will be gifted to Tucson children in low income families this holiday season.


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