Just a quick reminder to help us to get the party started celebrating Tucson's Birthday Month tomorrow at Sentinel Peak Park. Before heading up to Sentinel Peak don't forget to go online and complete the Pima County Bond Survey.
Sunset at Sentinel Peak (A Mountain)
Please join me at Sunset at Sentinel Peak (A Mountain) - Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. We'll be showing off the improvements to Sentinel Peak Park.
We will be joined by Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Parks and Recreation Staff, Friends of "A" Mountain and the Downtown Tucson Partnership at a ribbon cutting for new park improvements that Ward 1 has been working on at Sentinel Peak Park, Tucson's largest natural resource park. The City contracted with M. Anderson Construction and Wheat Scharf Associates Landscape Architects to do the improvements completed as Phase I of a master plan approved in 2010 by Mayor and Council. Trail work was provided by Southwest Conservation Corps youth crews. Parking is limited at the top of the mountain, so hiking and biking is encouraged. See meeting point for cyclists below.
When: Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sentinel Peak Park, 1000 S. Sentinel Peak Rd. (at I-10, go West on W. Congress toward Silverbell, take a left on Cuesta and go up the hill)
What: Ribbon cutting for park improvements and celebration of Tucsons Birthday Month
Bicyclists are encouraged to meet at 5 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento (at W. Congress), and ride to Sentinel Peak with Susan Reed of Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA) - for more information contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sentinel Peak is iconic. We are fortunate to have an asset so close to that is rich in history and accessible to everyone. It is a place we bring our out-of-town guests to enjoy the views and make memories. With the improvements you can learn the history and go for a hike, and then go downtown, the westside, or South 12th Avenue for fabulous food and entertainment.
The park could see $2.5 million more in improvements if a Pima County bond proposal is approved by an advisory committee and voters in 2014. August is Tucson's birthday month, celebrating 4000 years of history in the Old Pueblo, originating at the base of Sentinel Peak. The City of Tucson was officially founded on August 20, 1776.
Pima County Bond Survey
Voter-approved bonds are one of the most important ways we finance and build important community projects in Tucson and across our region. Voters in Pima County (of which Tucson voters are more than 50 percent) have consistently and wisely supported regional projects for affordable housing, neighborhood reinvestment and open space, and I have been working hard to get projects in Ward 1 included as well. The citizen-led bond advisory committee has a very important and difficult job and they have asked the public to offer opinions on which projects should be included in the election, now scheduled for the general election in November 2014. The survey will only be available until August 2nd - please take a few minutes to vote! www.pima.gov/bondsurvey
Ward 1 projects
S. 12th Avenue Cultural and Culinary Corridor
Sentinel Peak Park (A Mountain)
Murrieta Park Improvements
Kennedy Park Improvements
Oury Pool and Festival Space
Art of the American West - Tucson Museum of Art
Tumamoc Hill Area Regional Visitor Center
Urban Greenways City of Tucson
City of Tucson Sports Field Lighting
El Paso and Southwestern Greenway
Riverpark Acquisitions and Development
Once you've completed the survey, please forward this message to your friends. Remember, you only have until August 2. www.pima.gov/bondsurvey
Vice Mayor Regina Romero
Ward I Council Office
940 West Alameda Street
Tucson, Arizona 85745