A dedication ceremony will be held for the new segment of the Pantano River Park on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011 at 11:00 a.m.  This new 2.4-mile linear park with a multi-use path follows the east bank of the Pantano Wash from Michael Perry Memorial Park to Kenyon Drive.  The event will take place at Michael Perry Park, one-quarter mile south of Golf Links Road and Pantano Parkway.

The design for this project follows the City/County adopted river park cross section, which includes a 12′ wide paved multi-use path as well as a separate 8′ wide decomposed granite path and native landscaping. A trailhead parking lot and a restroom facility is located on the path south of 22nd street. Also included in this project is the incorporation of a Children’s Memorial Garden in Michael Perry Park as well as several commemorative groves of trees, which will be planted by Tucson Clean and Beautiful beginning in the spring.

Funding sources are the 2004 Pima County Bonds, the Regional Transportation Authority and the City of Tucson.

Ray Carroll, Pima County Board of Supervisors District 4, Shirley C. Scott, City of Tucson Ward 4 Council Member, and Fred H. Gray, Jr., Parks and Recreation Director will participate in the dedication ceremony.

For more information please contact Howard Dutt, City of Tucson project manager at 837-8040.