Celebrate Construction of a New Shade Structure at Highland Vista 20/30 Club Park

Ward 6 Council Member Steve Kozachik, the Tucson Parks and Recreation Department, and the Tucson Parks Foundation invite you to celebrate the construction of a new shade structure at Highland Vista 20/30 Club Park, 5300 E. 7th Street, on Saturday, August 24, at 4 p.m. For the past five years, the Foundation has conducted the Million Dollar Hole-In-One Contest at the Randolph Golf Complex, allowing them to fund five shade structures for playground equipment at local parks. The goal in funding the shade structures is to help fight childhood obesity, allowing comfortable use of the equipment for a greater portion of the year, while at the same time protecting children from sun related illnesses. The 6th Annual Million Dollar Hole-In-One Contest is scheduled for March 2014.

“The Highland Vista Cinco Via Neighborhood sincerely appreciates the Tucson Parks Foundation’s generous donation of a shade structure to protect our neighborhood’s children from the damaging effects of the sun. Their current campaign is a serious effort to protect Tucsonans and promote more outdoor exercise. The neighborhood would also like to thank the City of Tucson for their foresight in designing a shade structure that can accommodate a new playground structure in the future. The Highland Vista Neighborhood’s Park Master Plan includes new a play structure and we are actively pursuing funding for that improvement,” said Eric Shepp, President of the Highland Vista Cinco Via Neighborhood Association.

The Tucson Parks Foundation, a local non-profit organization, is celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2013. Founded in 1983, the organization was established to help raise funds to support the facilities and programs of the City of Tucson Parks and Recreation Department. Since its inception, the Foundation has donated in excess of $3 million to help fund playground structures, pool equipment and structures, programs and camping equipment for at risk youth, handicap friendly transportation, and artwork. From 1988 through 2004, the Tucson Parks Foundation hosted the Women’s Professional Golf Tournament in Tucson, one of the longest running stops on the LPGA Tour.

For more information contact the Tucson Parks Foundation at contact@tucsonparks.org