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Tucson Parks and Recreation closing athletic fields for maintenance

(Source: City of Tucson) (Source: City of Tucson)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

These closures are necessary so crews can aerate, fertilize, and re-seed as well as to give the fields time to grow in preparation for fall sports, according to Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. 

"The weather in Tucson affords us the great opportunity to play sports year-round," said Deputy Director Mike Hayes, in a recent release. "However, the heavy utilization of the limited number of athletic fields available results in the need to allow the fields to recover and rejuvenate during the summer months. Everyone is requested to observe the field closed signs and stay off the turf to assist with the success of the renovations."

A Rain Out hotline is set up so residents can determine the status of a City maintained sports field, this can be done by calling (520) 837-8110. The information line is updated every time there are field closures due to weather or other unforeseen events.  Those interested in using the sports fields can check online by clicking the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Sports Unit website, Facebook page or Twitter

For more information regarding City-maintained sports fields, contact the Tucson Parks and Recreation Sports Unit at 520-791-4870 or sportsunit@tucsonaz.gov. For more information about Tucson Parks and Recreation, go to www.tucsonaz.gov/parks.

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