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ZOO STUNNED BY GIRAFFE DEATH

Reid Park Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Watoto,” a male giraffe, who died yesterday evening. . “This is a difficult loss for the Reid Park Zoo family,” states Susan Basford, Zoo Administrator. “This was a horrible and unfortunate accident that resulted in the loss o
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PARKS AND RECREATION FALL PROGRAM GUIDE AVAILABLE JULY 18

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Fall 2011 Program Guide & Class Catalog has arrived and copies will be available at all department locations by Monday, July 18. . Limited quantities of the fall edition will be available for pick up at all Parks and Recreation Department facilities,
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DETOUR ON SANTA CRUZ RIVER LINEAR PARK PATH STARTS JULY 14

Beginning on Thursday, July 14, 2011, bicyclists and pedestrians will be detoured along a portion of the east bank of the Santa Cruz River Linear Park path due to construction of the Cushing Street Bridge.  The detour will extend from just north of Granada Avenue south to Simpson Stre
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JULY 4th FIREWORKS SHOW TO RESTRICT “A” MOUNTAIN USE

The 15th Annual July 4th fireworks celebration atop “A” Mountain will restrict user access to Sentinel Peak Park for two days. . The park will be closed all day Monday, July 4th and will remain closed until noon on Tuesday, July 5, to accommodate the 4th of July fireworks
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New Summer Hours for the Presidio San Agustín del Tucson

NEW SUMMER HOURS FOR THE PRESIDIO EFFECTIVE JUNE 16 The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson is a re-creation of the original 1775 Spanish Presidio fort and is also known as the birthplace of Tucson. Effective June 16, 2011 the new hours for the Presidio will be Thursday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-3
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Help Tucson be the Best Town Ever

As someone who’s shown interest and passion for our destination, we are reaching out to you and requesting that you’ll cast a vote for Tucson now as the “Best Town Ever” in Outside Magazine’s contest. By participating in the contest, you’ll be autom
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Updated Tucson Parks and Recreation Parking Lot Maintenance Schedule

PARKING LOT MAINTENANCE TO IMPACT SEVERAL CITY PARKS Tucson Parks and Recreation will be closing parking lots at several Parks due to asphalt overlay and striping. Our goal is to provide park maintenance and upkeep with as little inconvenience to the public as possible. Updated parkin
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Parking Lot Maintenance to Impact Two City Parks

Tucson Parks and Recreation will be closing parking lots at Kennedy and Mission Manor Parks due to asphalt overlay and striping. Our goal is to provide park maintenance and upkeep with as little inconvenience to the public as possible. Parking lot maintenance is scheduled to affect th
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Tucson Clean and Beautiful Programs

Adopt-a-Park and Public Areas Program Tucson Clean and Beautiful is seeking community volunteers to adopt parks, streets, washes, and other available public areas on an ongoing basis. Volunteer groups are asked to commit to monthly cleanups, at least twice a month for parks and at lea
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Silverlake Park Multipurpose Path Activities to Impact Park Use Saturday, April 30

Tucson Indian Center – Wellness Department will host a Family Bike Ride on the Silverlake Park Path (Kino and 36th St.) which will impact public use at the park on Saturday, April 30 from 7:30-11 a.m. Tucson Parks and Recreation staff will close the path for public use and parki
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