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Free Swim and Recreation for Kids This Summer

Kids 17 and under can beat the heat at City pools and recreation centers for free this summer. Youth will not need to pay an admission fee at 13 recreation centers during open recreation hours.

Due to other center programming, those ages 12-17 are permitted after 2 p.m., and youth 7 years and up are permitted after 6 p.m. Youth also can swim for free at 19 pools during recreational swim hours.

Ward 2 Hosting Town Hall

Ward 2 Tucson City Council Member Paul Cunningham and his staff will host a town hall on Wednesday, June 5, 6-7:30 p.m., at Eastside City Hall, 7575 E. Speedway Blvd. Tucson City Manager Michael Ortega will be on hand, as will the captain of the Tucson Police Department's Eastside Division and the directors of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Planning and Development Services.

Wilmot/Golf Links Intersection Closure

On Saturday, June 8, 2019, Sunland Asphalt, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will close the Wilmot Road and Golf Links Road intersection overnight to repave a portion of the intersection.

This project is scheduled to begin Saturday at 8 p.m. and be complete by 8 a.m. Sunday, June 9. The schedule is subject to change due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances.

Paul's Note - May 31, 2019

I’d like to start with a reminder that we will be hosting a Ward 2 town hall on June 5 at 6 pm here at the Ward 2 office (doors open at 5:30).

Speakers will include Diana Alarcon who directs the Transportation Department and Brent Dennis from Parks and Recreation. Diana is still relatively new on the job and this will be her first Ward 2 town hall. Brent came out to the office when we had a community meeting on Ft. Lowell Park two weeks ago.

Operation Splash 2019

Protecting the traveling public on City streets during Tucson’s summer thunderstorm season is the objective of the Tucson Department of Transportation’s (TDOT) Operation Splash campaign. As weather patterns shift to bring moisture into Tucson, crews from TDOT’s Streets and Traffic Maintenance Division are delivering barricades to hundreds of dip crossings throughout the City.

Beginning Monday, June 3, 2019, through Friday, June 7, 2019, at about 6:30 a.m. each day, TDOT crews will deliver more than 500 barricades to approximately 150 dip crossings throughout the City.

Free Swim and Recreation this Summer

The City of Tucson invites kids ages 17 and under to beat the heat at City pools and recreation centers for free this summer. Throughout June and July, youth will pay no admission fee at 13 City of Tucson Parks and Recreation centers during open recreation hours

Due to other center programming, ages 12-17 are permitted after 2 p.m. and ages 7 and up are permitted after 6 p.m. A list of participating recreation centers can be found at


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