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  • Special meeting on May 21 to discuss future of Rillito Regional Park

    May 13, 2014 | Read More News
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    Pima County and Pima County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bronson, District 3, invite the public to a special meeting about the future of Rillito Regional Park on Wednesday, May 21.

    Rillito Regional ParkThe meeting is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Ellie Towne Flowing Wells Community Center, 1660 W. Ruthrauff Road.

    The purpose of this meeting will be to discuss and receive input on the bond package for the regional park.

    The County is proceeding with utilizing 2004 bonds to make improvements at Rillito Regional Park. Three soccer fields will be constructed in addition to restrooms, parking, improvements to develop a detention basin for Rillito Racetrack Wash to minimize flooding of properties and public highways, and other ancillary park elements.

    To make room for the fields, three barn structures – one of which has been condemned and not used for several years – on the west side of the racetrack will be demolished, and the remaining newer barn structures relocated to the east end of the track.

    In addition, the County continues to work toward a permanent location for a public farmers market with year-round utilization.

    There are no funds available for any additional improvements.

    Rillito Regional Park continues to offer a diversity of uses for the community and tourists. Events, festivals, farmers markets, soccer and horse racing remain options for the existing facility.