Representatives of the City of Tucson and the Friends of Marty Birdman Center will come together for a dedication ceremony on Friday, July 6 at 11 a.m. The new Splash Pad is located in Balboa Heights Park at Marty Birdman Center, 2536 N. Castro Ave.

The $170,000 project represents a partnership between the City and the Friends of Marty Birdman Center who received Community Development Block Grant funding from Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich for design and construction of erosion controls and a small splash pad.

This project consisted of, erosion control measures including a new retaining wall north of the existing basketball court; a subsurface drainage system and new ADA access walk to the court. The splash pad includes a 3,770 gallon holding tank, 1,041 square foot splash pad with 27 brass jet nozzles, masonry seat walls, 100 square foot equipment enclosure, fencing and a new drinking fountain.

Participating in the ceremony will be Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, Ward 3 Council Member Karin Uhlich, Doris Habich, President of The Friends of Marty Birdman Center and Fred H. Gray, Jr., Director of Tucson Parks and Recreation.

For more information about the event contact Julie Sanders, Recreation Supervisor at 791-3247.