Help Rename the Rose Garden at Reid Park

Tucson Parks and Recreation has received an application to rename the Reid Park Rose Garden to the Cele Peterson Rose Garden. In accordance with the Tucson Parks and Recreation department's Naming of Parks and Recreational Amenities policy, the application was received and verified for completeness by the department and is subject to a 45-day public comment period.

Comments must be received via postal mail by Jan. 4, 2019 to: Brent Dennis, Director of Tucson Parks and Recreation, 900 S. Randolph Way, Tucson, AZ 85716.

Sign Up to Receive Emergency Alerts Through Pima County

Receive an alert when an emergency occurs and get real-time information to help keep you safe and informed when you sign up for MyAlerts, the mass notification system from Pima County Office of Emergency Management. When an emergency notification is issued, you'll receive a message via the communication method(s) you selected (cell phone, email, landline, etc.).

Get $200 Rebate on High-Efficiency Washer

A high-efficiency washing machine can save thousands of gallons of water and hundreds of kilowatt hours of energy per year over regular models. Select one from the Qualifying Product List on Tucson Water’s website and receive a $200 rebate.

To qualify, one must receive water service from Tucson Water. The washer can be either a first-time or replacement purchase. If it is a replacement, customers must have their old machine removed and not reused or donated.

A Southwest Nutcracker This Weekend

Tucson Regional Ballet, featuring the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, will perform A Southwest Nutcracker on Saturday (two performances) and Sunday, Dec. 15-16.

This original, full-length classical ballet translates the traditional Nutcracker to Tucson in the 1880s, complete with coyotes, cavalry, and rattlesnakes. The live orchestra, costumes, dancing, and set design make for a holiday tradition for the entire family.

Job Opportunity: KIDCO Recreation Worker

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department is looking for fun, energetic, and enthusiastic recreation workers to help with KIDCO programs for children. This position assists in planning activities for children ages 5 to 12 (with possible positions for programming of 12-14-year-olds), prepares facilities for scheduled functions, and supervises youth activity participants.

Applicants must be at least 16 years old to apply, and the application deadline is Wednesday, Dec. 12.

2nd Saturdays Downtown is This Weekend

The next 2nd Saturdays Downtown takes place this Saturday, Dec. 8. Events during the day include a reading of The Polar Express at the Southern Arizona Transportation Museum at 11 a.m., Read to a Dog at the Joel D. Valdez Main Library at 11 a.m., Family Brain Boost at Children’s Museum Tucson at 11:30 a.m., Holiday Horns with the UA Horn Studio at the Hotel Congress Plaza at 3:30 p.m., and street vendors from 2-9 p.m.