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Public meeting to discuss future of Rillito Park

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Aerial view of Rillito Park (Source: http://webcms.pima.gov) Aerial view of Rillito Park (Source: http://webcms.pima.gov)
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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Pima County will hold a meeting next week to discuss the future of Rillito Regional Park, and the public is invited to attend.

Sharon Bronson, Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair for District 3 will be at the meeting.  It will be held on May 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center  at 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road.

The future purpose of Rillito Regional Park will be up for discussion. 

According to a recent Pima County release, bond funds from 2004 will be used to make improvements at the park.  Three soccer fields will be constructed in addition to new restrooms and parking, as well as improvements to the Rillito Racetrack Wash, to help minimize flooding of property and roads.

In order to make room for the soccer fields, three barns on the west side of the track will be demolished, and the remaining newer barns moved to the east end of the track. 

Pima County is also trying to determine a permanent year-round location for a public farmers market. Rillito Regional Park will continue to offer a diverse usage for the public, hosting festivals, farmers markets, as well as soccer and horse racing. 

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