Enjoy Tucson Splash Pads to Conquer the Heat

With high temperatures expected to top 90 degrees over the next couple of days, it's a good time to take advantage of splash pads at two locations in the city.

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department invites you to cool off at the Catalina Park splash pad at 900 N. Fourth Ave. or the Marty Birdman Center/Balboa Heights Park splash pad, 2536 N. Castro Ave. Both splash pads have manual activation systems to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and they also have playgrounds.

Jazz Concert Tonight at Main Gate Square

Friday Night Live! continues tonight with its 7 o'clock Jazz Summer Concert Series featuring music from The LoBros. The two brothers who play trombones are Arizona natives and graduates of the University of Arizona. They perform original pieces that combine a variety of musical styles and genres including classical, Latin, jazz, blues, funk and music traditions from around the world.

Party for the Planet Tomorrow at the Zoo

Earth Day is today, but the day will be celebrated tomorrow at Reid Park Zoo. Ride your bike to the Zoo's Party for the Planet and get one free admission when you show your bike or helmet at the front gate.

Activities run from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and include Earth Day crafts, animal presentations, Nature Play, and a chance to win one of the trees or plants donated by Nighthawk Natives Nursery.

City Dedicates 22nd Street Pedestrian Safety Corridor

The City of Tucson Department of Transportation (TDOT) is creating a Pedestrian Safety Corridor on 22nd Street, from Osborne Avenue to the Union Pacific Railroad Nogales Branch tracks, near Santa Rita Park. The one-mile segment of 22nd Street will feature warning signs, flashing beacons, and targeted police enforcement of pedestrian laws. A crash analysis conducted by TDOT shows that between January 2009 and August 2015, there were 25 bicycle and pedestrian crashes with motor vehicles along the approximately one-mile stretch of the area.

Parks and Recreation Offers $2 Swim Lessons for Those Who Qualify

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation department, in partnership with the American Red Cross Aquatics Centennial Program, will offer $2 summer swim lessons to the first 1,400 people (ages 6 months to 17 years) who qualify for the Discount Program. Find out if you qualify by viewing the Discount Program at the link below, or by calling 791-4877.

Job Opportunity: Police Records Specialist

The Tucson Police Department wants to hire police records specialists to maintain criminal records and information in accordance with state, federal, and local regulations.

An employee in this position also interacts with various agencies, organizations, and the general public when distributing requested information in a friendly and professional manner.

More information is available by reading the job description.

The application deadline is May 15.