On Friday, February 12, 2016, Main Avenue downtown from Paseo Redondo to Washington Street will be closed to motorists for the dedication of the new Christopher Franklin Carroll Centennial Park.
The road closure will be in place from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The dedication ceremony begins at 3:30 p.m.
Staff from the City of Tucson Department of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Tucson Water, as well as members of the El Presidio Neighborhood Association, and Centennial Park Committee will join Mayor Jonathan Rothschild and Ward 1 Council Member Regina Romero in dedicating the park.
The commemorative park honors Christopher Franklin Carroll, a downtown preservationist, developer, and fourth-generation resident of El Presidio. Mr. Carroll died in 2013. The park, at 1 West Paseo Redondo (northwest corner of North Main Avenue and Paseo Redondo), features a pedestrian oasis for citizens and visitors. It also includes a curved walkway, landscaping, panels to interpret Tucson’s rich history, and is rainwater harvesting demonstration site.