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Michael Perry Park Identified as Macy’s “Heart Your Park” Fundraising Program Recipient

The City of Tucson’s Michael Perry Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. Michael Perry Park is located at 8700 E. Arbor Street on Tucson
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Claire Weeks Terra del Sol Park Renaming

City of Tucson Ward 2 Council Member Paul Cunningham, Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott, and the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate the renaming of Terra del Sol Park after Claire Weeks. The dedication will take place o
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Reid Park Zoo Announces New Year Birth

Reid Park Zoo rings in the New Year with the birth of a Baird’s tapir, born mid-day on January 4. While both the mom and male calf are healthy, the first-time mother, named Contessa, displayed poor maternal behavior. She was not nursing and displayed some aggression toward the calf.  
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Reid Park Zoo Hosts Over a Half Million Visitors in 2013

In 2013, Reid Park Zoo hosted 547,040 visitors, making it the second highest attended year in the history of the Zoo (2012 saw record attendance with the opening of Expedition Tanzania). 2013 highlights included the opening of Grizzly Crossing–a new habitat for two grizzly bears
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30th Annual Senior Olympic Festival

Tucson Parks and Recreation and Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union present the 30th Annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a Celebration of Fitness to promote health, fitness, and an active lifestyle among seniors. This is Tucsons largest organized annual senior activity and is
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Reid Park Zoo Announces Birth of Lion Cubs

On December 23rd a Zoo Keeper confirmed that female lion Kaya gave birth. She heard vocalization in the morning when she arrived, confirming at least one cub had been born. The following day, it was confirmed that five cubs were born, but one did not survive. Of the four remaining cub
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Commemorative Tree Dedication – Friday, December 6

Tucson Clean & Beautiful, in cooperation with the City of Tucson and Pima County, announce the dedication of 32 commemorative trees along the Pantano River Park. Each tree to be dedicated has been purchased by Tucson area residents, honoring friends and family. The dedication cere
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30th Annual Senior Olympic Festival Registration Now Open

Tucson Parks and Recreation and Tucson Old Pueblo Credit Union present the 30th Annual Senior Olympic Festival. This festival is a Celebration of Fitness to promote health, fitness, and an active lifestyle among seniors. Some of the events include: volleyball, cycling, bowling, bridge
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Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair November 30 – December 1 at Reid Park

Come get a jump on your holiday shopping. The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department presents the annual Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair November 30 – December 1, in Reid Park, 22nd and Country Club. It will be located west of the DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center daily from 9
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Parks and Recreation Spring Program Guide Available Now

Tucson Parks and Recreation’s Spring 2014 Program Guide and Class Catalog has arrived and copies are available for pick up at all Parks and Recreation Department facilities, including district offices, centers and pools. The spring issue can also be viewed on-line at: www.tucsonaz.gov
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