The Technobark website recently compiled a list of the Top 20 North American Cities for Dog Owners, and Tucson came in at No. 10. The website researched more than 300 North American cities, using criteria such as the number of dog parks (seven in Tucson city limits), dog beaches, veterinarians, dog-friendly activities, dog-friendly restaurants, and more.
Saguaro National Park, Christopher Columbus Park, and Sweetwater Wetlands are listed as some favorite places in Tucson on the Love Your Parks Tour blog. The online article, “A Fond Farewell to Tucson,” also mentions the Maeveen Behan Desert Sanctuary and DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun.
Saguaro National Park is offering a summer Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) program to teens, ages 15-18. YCC is an 8 week youth employment program for teenagers consisting of three main components: conservation work, environmental education and outdoor recreation.
The monthly City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission meeting will be held Wednesday, March 27, 3:30-5 p.m., at Tucson Parks and Recreation (Mesquite Room), 900 S. Randolph Way. The commission serves as a citizens advisory panel to the Mayor and Tucson City Council.
The Pima Association of Governments (PAG) is hosting three open houses for the public to review and comment on the draft Five-Year Regional Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for FY 2020-2024. The draft identifies priorities for federal, state, and local roadways; transit services and aviation projects; and programs such as ride-sharing, vanpooling, and pedestrian safety.
Tucson City Hall will be lit up in green starting tonight, March 25, at dusk in recognition of National Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day.
Cerebral palsy (CP) is a group of disorders affecting a person’s ability to move and maintain balance and posture. Worldwide, there are more than 17 million adults and children with CP.
Sites in all 50 states will light up in green for cerebral palsy awareness. This includes bridges, buildings, and registered landmarks. To see the complete list, follow the above link.
The Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona is seeking a teaching artist for the 2019 PAG Summer Youth Public Art Project to design and produce artwork with community youths. This year's project is a pedestrian overpass located on 22nd Street in Tucson, across from Palo Verde High School with the theme, "Bridging the Community". We would love to see artists from all of Southern Arizona apply for this teaching artist opportunity. The budget for the project is $25,000 and would occur and be completed during the summer of 2019.
I’ve been getting questions about the status of the planned Fry’s on 22nd and Houghton. There has been some confusion since Fry’s has closed a few stores in town and cancelled plans to build others. I had my staff contact Kroeger’s, Fry’s parent company, to find out what the status of the 22nd and Houghton location is. We got a response from Dennis E. Barr, the company’s director of real estate:
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, and Sunday, March 24, 2019, Davis-Monthan Air Force Base (DMAFB) will host the Thunder and Lightning Over Arizona Air Show. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
A contractor for Southwest Gas is scheduled to begin pipeline improvement work on North Kolb Road between East Sunrise Drive and North Sabino Canyon Road on Monday, April 1.
The construction will begin at Kolb Road and Sunrise Drive and proceed south toward Sabino Canyon Road, with crews working Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at the beginning of the project schedule. Work hours will begin earlier when daylight hours are longer.
The Palo Verde Park Neighborhood Association is hosting Park Fest 2019 on Sunday, March 24, 3-6 p.m., at Palo Verde Park, 425 S. Mann Ave. There will be four stages of live music, food trucks, and lots of fun. Click here for more information.