Notices and Closures

Pima County Field Closure Schedule 2018-2019

Field Closures for 2018-2019

Agua Caliente Park

Pima County is beginning the process of restoring Pond 1 at Agua Caliente Park. To view additional information including updates to project status, please visit our Agua Caliente Park home page.

Easter at Agua Caliente Park on Sunday, April 21, 2019 will be first come first serve. Park will close when parking lot is full. No parking outside the entrance gate and walking in. When a vehicle leaves one will be allowed into the park. It is recommended groups come together. Park opens at 7:00 a.m.

For more information on Loop closures or events visit The Loop page or view our interactive map.

Julian Wash

Tucson Diversion Channel/Country Club Road: A four-way stop has been installed at the site entrance to Kino South Sports Complex construction site (off of Benson Hwy.) and The Loop intersection, effective October 25, 2018. The stop will be in effect until the end of construction, estimated at January 2020. This is part of the first phase of the Kino South Sport Complex improvements, which will include 12 multi-use lighted turf fields; 20 lighted pickle ball courts; concession buildings; parking; restrooms; main access from Benson Highway; maintenance facilities and other items. Thanks for your cooperation in adhering to these travel conditions.

Santa Cruz River Park

Irvington Road: Tucson Electric Power will be doing some maintenance work on the east bank of the Santa Cruz at Irvington April 11-30 that will close the path for about a half mile north of Irvington. TEP will have flaggers and signage to guide users. Some work also is taking place on the west bank, but will not necessitate a closure. The path will be open on weekends.

Paseo de las Iglesias: Tucson Electric Power will be replacing a transmission structure along the Santa Cruz River Park (Paseo de las Iglesias) north of Ajo Way April 15-May 3. Path users may detour using Cottonwood Lane. The path will be open on weekends.

Silverlake Road:
The northeast Silverlake entry to the Santa Cruz River Park is closed for construction of the Heritage Project through the middle of June. The closure runs along the east trail on the soft path ONLY from Silverlake Road north to approximately 26th St. The entrance from Silverlake, at grade, onto the asphalt, also is closed. The main asphalt trail remains open for access under Silverlake Road, to both the north and the south.

Grant Road: Beginning April 22, the west bank of the Santa Cruz River Park between Grant Road and El Camino Del Cerro will be closed until the end of June. The closure will allow the Pima County Regional Flood Control District and Borderland Construction to begin removing sediment from the bed of the Santa Cruz River channel between Cushing Street and Speedway Boulevard for transport to Meander Bend. The work takes place weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The east bank will remain open and both paths will be open on weekends.

Starr Pass:
The Pima County Regional Flood Control District will be removing sediment in the Santa Cruz River channel between Silverlake Road and Cushing Street beginning Jan. 8, with work lasting for about two months. Removing approximately 150,000 cubic yards of sediment will increase capacity of that stretch of the Santa Cruz. The Loop will close between the Mission Lane Crossing and Starr Pass Boulevard on the west bank of the river on weekdays for the duration of the project to accommodate trucks used to remove sediment and debris from the project site. The path will open on weekends. 

Ajo Way: The Arizona Department of Transportation will be reconstructing the Ajo Way Bridge over the Santa Cruz River. This bridge removal and replacement project will cause a long-term closure of the Chuck Huckelberry Loop (west bank) underpass at that location beginning October 30, 2018. There is not an existing east bank underpass at this location. ADOT project managers estimate the closure will run through December 2019. Crews will use the area to stage equipment and materials for the bridge project. Once complete, the new bridge will re-establish the existing west bank underpass and will also make room for construction of a new underpass on the east bank of the Santa Cruz which will allow the Pima County Regional Flood Control District to extend the shared-use path on the east side between the Julian Wash and Valencia Road.

Ina Road: The Arizona Department of Transportation project to construct a bridge over I-10 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks at Ina Road will close The Loop south of Ina Road at Ted Walker Road and north of Ina Road at the Crossroads at Silverbell District Park until approximately early 2019. Once the bridge project is completed, there will be Loop trail underpasses on each side of the Santa Cruz River, new access ramps to Ina Road and new bike lanes and sidewalks along Ina Road.

Other Notices

Please Note: Please remember that Pima County Code (Chapter 6.04.030) requires dogs to be leashed and under control and also requires pet waste to be immediately picked up and properly disposed of in a sanitary manner. This applies to public spaces such as parks, trails, The Loop, open space, nature resource areas, river beds and most every public space except “dog parks”. For more information on responsible pet ownership please visit: Thank you for your anticipated compliance.
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