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Some Parks and Recreation Fields to Close for Summer

The Tucson Parks and Recreation department will be closing several of its athletic fields at various times through the summer for turf maintenance and enhancements. The closures are necessary to give crews the opportunity to conduct annual maintenance on the fields by aerating, fertilizing, re-seeding, and giving the turf time to heal and grow in preparation for fall sports.

Final Spring Concert This Weekend for 'Music Under the Stars'

Under the direction of Maestro László Veres, the Tucson Pops Orchestra is celebrating its 62nd year of performing free concerts in the park. The public is invited to enjoy "Music Under the Stars" at the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center in Reid Park this Sunday at 7 p.m.

This weekend's performance, 1812 Overture, is the last of the 2016 spring series.

Old Spanish Trail Lane Closures Continue for Reconstruction

After today's closure of westbound Old Spanish Trail from Houghton Road to 22nd Street, eastbound travel in the same area will be closed tomorrow from 6 a.m.-4 p.m.

The closures will be in place to allow paving crews from Southern Arizona Paving, under contract with the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, to safely apply the final layer of asphalt on Old Spanish Trail. The narrow width of the lanes will not safely accommodate the paving machine, work crews, and motor vehicles at the same time.

Summer Safari Nights Program Continues at Reid Park Zoo

Enjoy Reid Park Zoo and cooler evening temperatures at a themed night featuring different zookeeper chats, animal encounters, live music, family friendly activities, special dining options, and gift shop discounts. Events take place every Friday, 6-8 p.m., through July 8.

Tomorrow's theme is Animal Playground: Watch Training and Enrichment with Zoo Animals (otter, lemur, bear).

Tickets can be purchased at the gate or online.

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