Public meeting to discuss future of Rillito Park - Tucson News Now

Public meeting to discuss future of Rillito Park

Aerial view of Rillito Park (Source: http://webcms.pima.gov) Aerial view of Rillito Park (Source: http://webcms.pima.gov)
  • Most ReadMost ReadMore>>

  • breaking

    Fire chief arrested for theft, trafficking stolen property

    Fire chief arrested for theft, trafficking stolen property

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-10-17 22:59:20 GMT
    Jon Allmon (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)Jon Allmon (Source: Sierra Vista Police Department)

    Police in say 54-year-old Jon Allmon allegedly sold a "jaws of life" extrication tool to another fire department and kept the proceeds from the sale.

    Police in say 54-year-old Jon Allmon allegedly sold a "jaws of life" extrication tool to another fire department and kept the proceeds from the sale.

  • Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward suffers traumatic leg injury: Graphic

    Boston Celtics' Gordon Hayward suffers traumatic leg injury: Graphic

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 8:41 PM EDT2017-10-18 00:41:01 GMT
    Boston Celtics' small forward Gordon Hayward. (Source: AP Images)Boston Celtics' small forward Gordon Hayward. (Source: AP Images)

    Boston Celtics' all-star forward Gordon Hayward suffered what appeared to be a season-ending leg injury during the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavs at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night.

    Boston Celtics' all-star forward Gordon Hayward suffered what appeared to be a season-ending leg injury during the first quarter against the Cleveland Cavs at Quicken Loans Arena on Tuesday night.

  • Tucson woman sentenced in baby formula case

    Tucson woman sentenced in baby formula case

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:13 PM EDT2017-10-17 19:13:54 GMT
    Jennifer Laplante (Source: Tucson News Now)Jennifer Laplante (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Jennifer Laplante, the Tucson woman accused of tampering with and returning baby formula, was sentenced to probation on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

    Jennifer Laplante, the Tucson woman accused of tampering with and returning baby formula, was sentenced to probation on Tuesday, Oct. 17.

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. 

Copyright 2014 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

 

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Computer problems with death certificate database holding up burials

    Computer problems with death certificate database holding up burials

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-10-18 05:07:56 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The problem is becoming increasingly troubling for some of the smaller funeral homes in Tucson that are running out of refrigeration space. Bring’s Funeral home is currently at capacity, and they worry this has the potential to become a public health crisis. 

    The problem is becoming increasingly troubling for some of the smaller funeral homes in Tucson that are running out of refrigeration space. Bring’s Funeral home is currently at capacity, and they worry this has the potential to become a public health crisis. 

  • Laundry room fire temporarily displaces family of four

    Laundry room fire temporarily displaces family of four

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-10-18 04:41:17 GMT
    Damage from laundry room fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)Damage from laundry room fire. (Source: Tucson Fire Department)

    Crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a house fire in the 8900 block of East Bears Path Road on the far east side.   

    Crews from the Tucson Fire Department responded to a 911 call about a house fire in the 8900 block of East Bears Path Road on the far east side.   

  • TUSD approves teacher raise

    TUSD approves teacher raise

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 10:37 PM EDT2017-10-18 02:37:46 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    The vote was 5 to 0 in favor of the raise.  

    The vote was 5 to 0 in favor of the raise.  

Powered by Frankly