Tucson Parks and Recreation has received an application to rename Sears Park, 5901 E. 14th St., to Loma Verde Park. In accordance with the department's Naming of Parks and Recreational Amenities policy, the application was received and verified for completeness by the department and is subject to a public comment period.
Tucson Parks and Recreation is hosting a free pool party and evening of fun at Palo Verde pool, 355 S. Mann Ave. The 5-7 p.m. party Wednesday, July 10, will feature games, music, and snacks located outside the pool entrance and water games in the pool.
The City of Tucson is hiring a smart mobility program manager for the Transportation department. This position will direct the day-to-day activities of the program, including Intelligent Transportation Systems projects, Adaptive Traffic Signals, and Transit Signal & Emergency Vehicle Priority systems.
Semba, one of Reid Park Zoo’s female African elephants, is expecting another calf next spring. In the video below, see how the elephant team is working to monitor Semba's pregnancy during her nearly two-year gestation period.
The 23rd annual “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration, sponsored by Desert Diamond Casinos & Entertainment, will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., on Thursday, July 4.
Residents can enjoy the fireworks from the Tucson Convention Center’s (TCC) Parking Lot B (off Cushing Street between Granada and Church avenues) or Parking Lot C (off Granada between Broadway Boulevard and Cushing Street). Free parking will be available all day Thursday at the City/State garage and at meters throughout the downtown area.
All City of Tucson offices, except for emergency services, will be closed tomorrow, July 4, for Independence Day.
City residential and commercial trash and recycling customers with a collection day of Thursday or Friday will have their service delayed by one day this week. The Los Reales Landfill will be open on Thursday. The Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) facility at 2440 W. Sweetwater Drive will be closed July 4 and 5. The 1st Saturday HHW collection at the Eastside Service Center has been canceled due to the holiday.
Councilmember Richard Fimbres and his staff want to wish everyone and their families a happy and safe Fourth of July. Also a reminder to keep your pets safe from potential Fourth of July activities.
It is important during these times, to be mindful of the heat, careful using fireworks and please don’t drink and drive. If you choose to drink, please designate a driver, call a cab, use Uber or Lyft.
Also, if you are out and its raining, don’t drive through washes or flooded roads. Arizona has its stupid motorist law and it is strictly enforced.
The Downtown Tucson Partnership and Lohse YMCA are offering free classes at Jácome Plaza. The month of June featured several exercise classes, like this bootcamp workout. In July and August, mind-body classes will be offered Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 a.m. See more in the video below.
It’s not the Mississippi, or even the Colorado, but it’s been amazing to see water flowing in the Santa Cruz again. This is especially true if you are a native Tucsonan like me that grew up hearing stories about when our river flowed.
The 23rd Annual “A” Mountain Fireworks Celebration sponsored by Desert Diamond Casino and Entertainment will start at approximately 9:15 p.m., Thursday, July 4.
"It's been inspiring to see how Desert Diamond Casino continues to sponsor Tucson's Fourth of July celebrations year after year," said Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild. "Thanks to their generous and patriotic support, we have a fireworks display for all to enjoy."
Increases in certain water rates and charges took effect Monday, July 1. Changes include the residential monthly service and volume charges, the reclaimed monthly service and usage charges, and the fire sprinkler monthly service charge.
There are also increases in the monthly usage charges for multifamily, mobile home, commercial, industrial, and construction customers. The Central Arizona Project charge per Ccf increases from $0.69 to $0.70.