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BRING BACK THE SPLASH POOL PARTY!

The public is invited to help celebrate the grand opening of six Summer Splash pools! You and your family won’t want to miss this exciting event. The Omni Tucson National Resort has donated a two-night Family Staycation (valued at $500), and your family could win. The Tucson Parks Fou
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Purple Heart Dog Park Dedication, May 26th

OFF-LEASH FACILITY TO BE DEDICATED AT PURPLE HEART PARK MAY 26 Who: Tucson Parks and Recreation Department What: Dedication – new Purple Heart Park Off-Leash Dog Facility When: Saturday, May 26, 2012 – 9:00 a.m. (at Rita Ranch Family Fun Day) Where: East side of Purple Hea
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Groundbreaking Ceremony at Atturbury Wash Greenway

A GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY AT ATTURBURY WASH GREENWAY ON MONDAY, MAY 14, 9:30 A.M. Who: Tucson Parks and Recreation, Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation, Pima Community College, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott What: Groundbreaking Ceremony for the first phase of
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WORLD-RENOWNED SCIENTIST VISITING REID PARK ZOO

Polar Bears International Honors Reid Park Zoo & Zoo Honors Brooklyn Pizza Company Dr. Steven Amstrup, world-renowned polar bear biologist and senior scientist with Polar Bears International (PBI), a leading polar bear conservation group, will present Reid Park Zoo with PBI’s pres
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BRING BACK THE SPLASH CAMPAIGN OPENS SIX ADDITIONAL SUMMER CITY POOLS

The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and the Parks Foundation have been rewarded by the efforts of proactive businesses, philanthropic groups and individuals dedicated to making city pools available to our community. The “Bring Back the Splash” campaign has attracted
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2012 SUMMER YOUTH SWIM PROGRAM

The Tucson Police Department is pleased to announce our participation and support of a 2012 summer youth swim program, in conjunction with City of Tucson Parks & Recreation Department. The program is designed to reduce the number of water-related deaths in the community by providi
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13th Annual Pre-Easter Eggstravaganza

Tucson Parks and Recreation proudly presents the 13th Annual Pre-Easter Eggstravaganza at Donna R. Liggins Center in Mansfield Park, 2160 N. 6th Avenue on Saturday, April 7th from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Free carnival games, crafts, face painting, meet the Easter Bunny, egg hunt and food
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media advisory: DEDICATION of EXPEDITION TANZANIA at REID PARK ZOO

WHEN: 4:30 to 7:00 PM, Friday, March 23, 2012 WHERE: Reid Park Zoo, 3400 E. Zoo Court, Tucson, AZ 85716 WHAT: Reid Park Zoological Society invites supporters of Reid Park Zoo’s new elephant habitat, Expedition Tanzania¸ to celebrate the completion of the exhibit. The seven-acre additi
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Reid Park Zoo elephants introduced to new habitat

Elephants that recently arrived from San Diego Safari Park are settling in at Reid Park Zoo. They are making their first journey out into Expedition Tanzania today at 12:15 p.m. Members of the media are welcome. Media should arrive at 1100 S. Randolph Way to be escorted to the exhibit
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African Elephants Arrive at Reid Park Zoo

Late last night, March 6, three African elephants arrived safely in Tucson from the San Diego Zoo Safari Park in Escondido, CA. The successful transfer included a female named “Samba” and her two young offspring “Punga” (age 5) and Sundzu (age 1). They are not in the exhibit or viewab
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