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.
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 Fourth Avenue Spring Street Fair takes place tomorrow through Sunday, March 22-24, from 10 a.m. to dusk each day. This free, nearly-50-year-old tradition typically attracts more than 250,000 people.
Reid Park Zoo is partnering with the Confucius Institute at the University of Arizona, Tianyu Arts & Culture Inc., and Tucson Chinese Cultural Center in hosting more than 400 colorful, customized lantern displays in Southern Arizona.
The Asian Lantern Festival, which concludes Saturday, March 23 (6-10 p.m.), will transport you across the world with Asian-inspired entertainment, cuisine, and culture. You can check admission prices and register now at the above link.
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. Follow the above link for more information.