Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero and Neighbors to Unveil Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Skate Park
On Saturday, June 9th at 9:00 a.m. Councilor Regina Romero will join the Midvale Park Neighborhood Association and community organizations at Grijalva Park on Tucson’s Southwest side to unveil the new Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Skate Park facility.
The construction of the skate park was financed by an anonymous donor who was inspired by the story of the youngest victim of the January 8th,
2011 shooting. The resident felt compelled to give back to the youth of the community in her honor. Her financial donation was then matched by
the Midvale Park Homeowners Association.
The Tucson Parks Foundation and the City of Tucson were instrumental in facilitating the construction and financing of the skate park, and
neighbors worked hard to gather signatures in their community to support the naming and dedication.
“This is such a wonderful story,” said Councilor Regina Romero. “The generosity of the resident inspired by Christina’s life is going to leave a legacy for years to come at Grijalva Park, and the collaboration shown by so many partner organizations has been incredible.”
The Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund has supported the naming and improvements to Grijalva Park as well. This project, in the true spirit
of young Christina, has been a wonderful collaboration among organizations, individuals, and the greater community.
Representatives of all the participating organizations, including the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund, will be present at the unveiling. Councilor Romero would like to invite the public to join in the dedication this Saturday at 9 a.m.