On Monday, April 1, 2019, crews from KE&G Construction, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT), will shift northbound Kolb Road traffic to the east side of Kolb Road both north and south of Valencia Road. After this switch, both northbound and southbound travel on Kolb Road will be open with two lanes of travel in each direction.
A new playground is being built at Reid Park, southeast of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center and northwest of the lake. The ADA-accessible play area will include shaded play structures for ages 2-5 and 5-12. Other additions include a new drinking fountain with a pet fountain and landscaped areas with turf, trees, and irrigation.
Twenty winning haiku poems recently chosen by Tucson's Poet Laureate TC Tolbert are being displayed along Congress Street and Stone Avenue every day until dusk, through June 1. The "haiku hike" is about a half-mile long.
The Southern Arizona office of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) currently has many volunteer opportunities available. A volunteer orientation will be held this Saturday, March 30, 10-11:30 a.m., at 2020 N. Forbes Blvd., Suite 102.
The Golden Pin Lanes Bowling Center will be hosting the Miracle Mile Gateway Car Show and celebration of historic Miracle Mile for the final time this Saturday, March 30, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., at 1010 W. Miracle Mile.
This free event features food and refreshments, music, a 50/50 raffle to benefit Gospel Rescue Mission, door prizes, activities for kids, and show cars. Golden Pin Lanes will feature historic photos and neon signs. Car show registration is from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday.
On Sunday, March 31, 2019, the reconstruction and repaving of Speedway Boulevard from Greasewood Road to Painted Hills Road is set to begin. This project is part of the voter-approved Proposition 101 Tucson Delivers Better Streets Program.
The City of Tucson's Planning and Development Services Department (PDSD) recently launched its online Inspection Dashboard, which makes field inspections paperless and allows the public access to information related to their scheduled inspections. The Inspection Dashboard lets customers know the inspector assigned to them, the results of their inspections, and links to permit data.
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.