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Reid Park Zoo Remains Open with Reduced Visitor Experience

Out of an abundance of caution and consistent with recommendations from federal, state, and local health officials surrounding the COVID-19 coronavirus, Reid Park Zoo remains open at this time.

However, all presentations, as well as certain visitor amenities within the Zoo, are closed to limit traffic in high-touch areas and to reduce the number of guests gathering at one time in specific spaces. The Asian Lantern Festival remains open, but all performances are canceled.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Actions on COVID-19 Prevention

The City of Tucson is actively working with local, state, and federal partners monitoring the presence of COVID-19 coronavirus in our region and implementing policies and actions that will supplement those being taken by other local jurisdictions to prevent the spread of the virus. As a part of this effort, Tucson Parks and Recreation will be taking the below steps to protect employees and the public.

Paul's Note - March 13, 2020

Below is the statement that Mayor Romero released last night about the precautions that the City is taking to prevent the spread of COVID-19. For the latest updates, you can check the Pima County Health Department's Twitter feed or Facebook page.

I want to take a moment to share with you the actions that I am taking to address the serious public health risk that COVID-19 presents to our community.

City's Office of Economic Initiatives Launches New Website to Showcase Business Opportunities

The City of Tucson Office of Economic Initiatives recently launched its independent website, ConnectTucson.com, which offers resources, tools, and analytics to attract and grow business in Southern Arizona. ConnectTucson.com is primed to assist businesses in all stages - starting up, moving to Tucson, and expanding.

Land Use Assumptions and Infrastructure Improvements Plan to be Considered at Next Mayor and Council Meeting

As a part of the City's development impact fee program update, the Land Use Assumptions (LUA) and Infrastructure Improvements Plan (IIP) outlining growth projections and infrastructure needs will be considered for adoption next Tuesday, March  17, at the Mayor and Tucson City Council meeting. The meeting starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tucson Water Hosting One Water 2100 Master Plan Event

Tucson Water is asking for community input in developing a long-range plan for water resource management. Community events have been taking place to give the public a voice in the management of our water resources. The next one is Thursday, March 12, 5-7 p.m., at the Santa Cruz River Farmers’ Market, Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida del Convento.

Tucson Parks and Recreation Offers Schoolzout Camps

Tucson Parks and Recreation offers a program for youth 5-11 years old during spring break, March 16-20, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. The cost is $25 for city residents and $31 for non-residents. Supervised activities include games, sports, social interaction, dance, art projects, and nutrition-based learning.

An InBetweeners Club for ages 12-15 is available at the Clements Center and Oury Center. See our list of Schoolzout Camps and information on how to register.

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