Julian Wash Opening Dedication Celebration

OPENING DEDICATION CELEBRATION FOR THE NEW JULIAN WASH GREENWAY IS SET FOR AUG. 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m.
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A dedication ceremony will be held for the Julian Wash Greenway, a new joint venture, between the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation, Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, and the University of Arizona.  The ceremony for the new 94-acre Greenway (55 acres donated by the University of Arizona) will be held on Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 8:30 a.m. The event will take place at the entrance located at 7501 S. Kolb Road, one mile north of Interstate 10 between the railroad tracks and the UA Tech Park.  Signs and traffic coordinators will highlight the entrance.
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This $3,700,000 project at the Julian Wash Greenway includes:
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•  2.7 mile linear park which runs along the north bank of Julian Wash
•  Five interactive/educational rest nodes complete with seating and trees for shade
•  An additional educational node is being planned by the University of Arizona that will allow the community to view the Solar Zone at the UA Tech Park and learn about solar energy
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•  A shade ramada with a water harvesting tank to fill a small wildlife watering hole
•  Trailhead parking lot and a restroom facility located on the west end (Kolb Road)
•  Native landscaping and approximately 160 artificial burrowing owl dens
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Funding source for the project came from 2004 Pima County bonds.
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Public art is included along the greenway and features an 18-foot high archway of abstract patterned figures derived from designs found on Hohokam Pottery.
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This will complete a portion of the Julian Wash Greenway. The Julian Wash is one segment of the 55-mile long Urban Loop trail.
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Participating in the dedication ceremony will be Ray Carroll, Pima County Board of Supervisors, District 4, City of Tucson Ward 4 Council Member, Shirley C. Scott, Parks and Recreation Director Fred H. Gray, Jr., and Associate Vice President Bruce Wright, University of Arizona.
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For more information please contact Howard Dutt, City of Tucson project manager at 837-8040.