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Wanted: Volunteer Parks Commissioner

Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero is looking to fill a volunteer position to the Tucson Parks and Recreation Commission. This group is the City’s citizen advisory panel to the Mayor and Council. The Commission’s role is to make recommendations to the Mayor and City Council regarding
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MOVIES IN THE PARK – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs!

When: Saturday, October 1. 4:00pm-9:00pm Where: John F. Kennedy Park (La Cholla, North of Ajo) Join Tucson City Council Members Regina Romero and Richard Fimbres, Cox Communications, and the Arizona Tech Council for a FREE Movie in the Park: CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS! Fun and
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‘THE KINGS OF COOKIN’ 2011

Sunday, September 4th the Kings of Cookin’ are hosting a community picnic and BBQ cook-off, at Northwest Neighborhood Center/Mansfield Park, 2160 North Fourth Avenue. The event will take place at the outdoor basketball Pavilion. The picnic begins at 12:00 noon and ends when all the fo
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Rare Tamandua Birth at Reid Park Zoo (w/ pictures)

Reid Park Zoo is pleased to announce another significant birth. A tamandua (pronounced tuh-MAN-deh-wah), or lesser anteater, was born on August 10th. Keepers were anticipating the birth as the pregnancy had been confirmed by ultrasound. Keepers discovered the offspring first thing in
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LAUNCH THE LOOP

LAUNCH THE LOOP ON OCTOBER 22 Pima County, Ariz. – Join the celebration to connect the pedestrian and bike paths through the Santa Cruz and Rillito river parks on Saturday, Oct. 22. The 23-mile path from West Silverlake Road to North Craycroft Road is the longest completed, cont
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Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Annual Conference and Trade Show

PRESS RELEASE                                     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tucson, AZ August 19, 2011 CONTACT: Glenna Overstreet Office Phone: 520-837-8167 Cell Phone: 520-631-5573 Email: glenna.overstreet@tucsonaz.gov www.azpra.org Arizona Parks and Recreation Association Annual Confere
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APRA Golf Tournament

A golf tournament supporting the Arizona Parks and Recreation Association with be held Tuesday, August 30, 2011 beginning at 8:00am at Randolph Dell-Urich Golf Course. Entry fee $80 includes 18 holes, cart, logo hat, logo Slazenger shirt, 3-pack Slazenger balls, 1-Dixon Earth Ball,  1
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NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK TO BENEFIT TUCSON’S PARKS AND KIDCO

Tickets on sale now for August 10 game http://www.tucsonparksfoundation.org/padres . In an effort to improve Tucson’s Parks, the Tucson Parks Foundation is hosting a night of Tucson Padres baseball and $1 hot dogs. The foundation will also have a 50/50 raffle the night of the game. Pr
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Reid Park Zoo Confirms Delivery of Three Lion Cubs

Female lion, “Kaya,” has given birth to three cubs at Reid Park Zoo. Her Zoo Keeper heard cub vocalization on Thursday, July 28 when she arrived in the morning. The cubs, two males and one female, had their first medical exam this morning and appear to be doing well. . The cubs and mo
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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.  . 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 Recre
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