Jesse Owens Park to get $1 million in improvements - Tucson News Now

BREAKING

Jesse Owens Park to get $1 million in improvements

(Source: Google Maps) (Source: Google Maps)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Jesse Owens Park on Tucson’s east side will be getting a $1 million makeover.

City officials made the announcement on Thursday, May 25.

The first phase includes expanding the parking lot, while a new soccer field will be added during the second phase.

Ward 2 council member Paul Cunningham said some of the work could start this summer.

The improvements will be funded by a combination of impact fees, grants, and private donations.

Also on Thursday, officials said beginning June 1, the 18 public pools and splash pads in Tucson will be free for kids 17 and under.

The move will cost the city $40,000 out of the general fund.

MOBILE USERS: Download our Tucson News Now app for Apple and Android devices.

Copyright 2017 Tucson News Now. All rights reserved.

  • Local newsMore>>

  • Pima County warning residents jury duty scammers getting more aggressive

    Pima County warning residents jury duty scammers getting more aggressive

    Monday, October 23 2017 9:13 PM EDT2017-10-24 01:13:53 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    Someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, or representative of the court has been calling residents in Pima County, telling them they are being contacted due to a "failure to appear" for jury duty.   

    Someone claiming to be a law enforcement officer, or representative of the court has been calling residents in Pima County, telling them they are being contacted due to a "failure to appear" for jury duty.   

  • Southern Arizona VA Health Care System to host open house

    Southern Arizona VA Health Care System to host open house

    Monday, October 23 2017 8:14 PM EDT2017-10-24 00:14:51 GMT
    (Source: Tucson News Now)(Source: Tucson News Now)

    There will be a resource fair and town hall that will take place in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, and a hiring fair will take place at the Sports Park located on the Tucson VA campus.   

    There will be a resource fair and town hall that will take place in the R.E. Lindsey Jr. Auditorium, and a hiring fair will take place at the Sports Park located on the Tucson VA campus.   

  • Some Harvey donations haven't left Tucson

    Some Harvey donations haven't left Tucson

    Monday, October 23 2017 7:52 PM EDT2017-10-23 23:52:26 GMT
    Donations for Harvey relief still in an AZ garage. (Source: Tucson News Now)Donations for Harvey relief still in an AZ garage. (Source: Tucson News Now)

    Stacks of bottled water, bags of clothes, boxes of hygiene products and other items can be seen in photos that first showed up Sunday, October 22, on the Facebook page of Wide Bodies Car Club.  

    Stacks of bottled water, bags of clothes, boxes of hygiene products and other items can be seen in photos that first showed up Sunday, October 22, on the Facebook page of Wide Bodies Car Club.  

Powered by Frankly