DEDICATION CELEBRATION: ARROYO CHICO URBAN GREENWAY, SI SCHORR SEGMENT

Please join us for the dedication of the Arroyo Chico Urban Greenway – Si Schorr Segment, a joint project between the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and Regional Transportation Authority which will ultimately link Reid Park to the downtown area. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 11 a.m. on Camino Campestre between Randolph Way and Country Club.

The new 1.5 mile path traces the perimeter of Reid Park along Camino Campestre, Country Club and 22nd Street. This new segment connects to the existing David Bell Multi-Use Path bordering the Randolph Golf Course and Reffkin Tennis Complex. 

Funding for the Si Schorr Segment was from the Regional Transportation Authority and City of Tucson Impact Fees.  The RTA granted the project $1.1 million.  City of Tucson Impact Fees added $717,000. For further information regarding the RTA plan visit: www.rtamobility.com.

Mr. Schorr was the first Chair of the Regional Transportation Authority Board.  His advocacy and leadership helped make this path a reality.

The project includes:

  • the design of a urban streetscape that integrates a multi-use path
  • parallel parking for Reid Park and Hi Corbett Stadium
  • path lighting
  • 12’ wide asphalt path and pervious pavers
  • landscaping with innovative water harvesting techniques such as street-side infiltration basins, structural soil, vegetated swales and micro-basins to address localized drainage issues and provide supplemental irrigation for new and existing plants.

Participating in the dedication ceremony will be Si Schorr, first RTA Board Chair, Steve Kozachik, City of Tucson Ward 6 Council Member, a representative of the Regional Transportation Authority, and Fred H. Gray, Jr., City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Director.

For more information contact Julie Parizek, Project Manager at 837-8042.