The City of Tucson is asking voters on Nov. 6 to consider a $225 million Parks + Connections Bond to fund capital improvements at 100 of our city’s 128 parks. Some of the Proposition 407 improvements include nine greenways and shared-use paths.
A greenway is a park-like, vegetated walking and biking corridor that connects neighborhoods and community assets, such as parks, historic landmarks, schools, and commercial areas. In Tucson, many of our planned greenways would follow urban waterways, arroyos that carve unique and often lush corridors throughout the city, and the abandoned historic railway easements that run through the oldest parts of the community.
Bonds would also fund pools and splash pads, sports fields and courts, playgrounds, other park improvements, pedestrian safety features, sidewalks, bicycle lanes, and more.