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  • River Parks and Greenways

    River Park UsersWithin Pima County, the City of Tucson, and the Towns of Marana and Oro Valley are over 100 miles of river parks and greenways providing a car-free environment for commuters and recreational users.

    What is the difference between a river park and a greenway? A river park is intended to be developed on both sides, and measures up to 100’ wide or more. A greenway is usually built along one side of a smaller wash or in some cases, along a roadway, and can go up to 50’ or so in corridor width.

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    Pima County Park Rules and A. R. S. Statutes

    • Dogs must be leashed at all times (4.020a)
    • Properly dispose of dog litter (4.070a)
    • No alcohol (5.010a)
    • No golfing (1.070)
    • No camping or fires (1.110)
    • No unauthorized motorized vehicles (1.030)
    • No littering or disposing of residential trash in park or park containers (1.060)
    • No destruction, damage or removal of county maintained property (1.050)
    • Any bicycle used at night must have at least a white headlight visible up to 500 feet away and a red ref lector visible up to 300 feet away (ARS 28-817)

    Trail Etiquette

    • Be aware of people with disabilities and respectful of their needs. All trail users yield to people with disabilities.
    • Bicyclists yield to all other trail users.
    • Control your speed and be prepared to stop. Travel at a speed appropriate for trail conditions.
    • Slow down when sharing the trail. If you encounter a horse, stop and ask the equestrian how to proceed.
    • Keep to the right of the trail. Save the left for passing. Always announce your intentions when passing.
    • When in a group, travel single file and don't block the trail. Allow room for other users.
    • After dark, be alert for pedestrians, wildlife, and objects on or near trail.
    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: http://webcms.pima.gov/community/animal_care/pet_owner_resources/
    Thank you for your anticipated compliance.
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