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Tucson Honored as 2017 Playful City USA Community

Tucson is one of 258 cities and towns recognized for putting the needs of kids and families first as part of Playful City USA Program.

Tucson has been honored with a 2017 Playful City USA designation for the 11th time.  Tucson was on of 31 cities honored in 2007 in 2007, the inagural year.  Playful City USA honors cities and towns across the country for putting the needs of families first so kids can learn, grow, and develop important life skills.

These communities are transforming ordinary places into playful spaces and using play as a solution to the challenges facing their residents.  The 2017 Playful City USA recognition includes 258 communities from Richmond, Virginia to Richmond, California that make it as easy as possible for kids to play.  In total these communities feature more than 14,000 safe and engaging play spaces that serve more than 4 million kids.

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Pantano River Park Commemorative Trees

Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, announce the availability of commemorative trees along the Pantano River Park.  Commemorative trees are available for purchase through Tucson Clean & Beautiful for $225 each (partially tax deductible), including the tree, irrigation lines and number marker installation, name dedication at at commemorative plaza, dedication certificate and guaranteed replacement.  Trees may be purchased for dedication honoring special occasions, or in remembrance of any friend or family member.

The Pantano River Park Commemorative Tree Program is based upon the success of the completed El Paseo de los Arboles commemorative tree project where 600 trees were added along the Santa Cruz River Park.  Over the next several years, dedicated trees will restore more than two miles of natural habitat and will grow to provide shade for the users of this multi-use path.  More than 480 trees already have been planted of the 570 trees that eventually will fill this park.

Visit Tucson Clean & Beautiful to dedicate a commemorative tree, or call (520) 837-6832 for assistance.



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