Who: Tucson Parks and Recreation Department

What: Dedication - new Purple Heart Park Off-Leash Dog Facility

When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 - 9:00 a.m. (at Rita Ranch Family Fun Day)

Where: East side of Purple Heart Park (10050 E. Rita Road) near Rees Loop walking path entrance

Dignitaries: Ward 4 Council Member, Shirley Scott; City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Director, Fred Gray; and Rita Ranch Neighborhood Association President, Al Wiruth

Funding for this project came from fees associated with the construction of an AT & T cell tower in the park, along with City of Tucson Impact fees.

This one-acre facility features two separate areas for large and small dogs.  The site is fenced, with a concrete inner path, drinking fountains, benches, trees shrubs, landscape irrigation, decomposed granite surface, boulders and solar lights.