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Pima County seeking public input on new regional park

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VAIL, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County is seeking public input on a regional park to be located in Vail. 

According to the county planning on Esmond Station Regional Park has begun and public input is needed help determine the direction the park should take. 

Preliminary designs will be drawn up after studies are complete and the public has had their chance to say what they would like to see in the park.  According to the county the intent is to create a park that respects the rich history of the area, while also addressing the recreational needs of the surrounding community.

Those interested in providing input may do so by clicking here http://1.usa.gov/1mdMjeh to print out the comment form and either fax it to (520)297-9545 or fill the form out electronically and email it to dmcgann@mcgannland.com  The deadline for comment forms is February 21. 

County staff will be on hand as well at the Vail Pride Day on Feb. 15 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at a booth in Old Pueblo Hall (Pima County Fairgrounds, 11300 S. Houghton Road).   

The Esmond Station Regional Park is 274 acres of undeveloped land east of Houghton Rd. just north of Mary Ann Cleveland Rd.  It was purchased in 2004 by the county and a portion of it borders Empire High School's campus, according to a county release. 

Additional meetings will be conducted in the coming months to review draft plans for the park's development.

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