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Dedications of the Gilbert Escandón Jiménez Trail at Sentinel Peak Park

On Wednesday, November 21st at 1 p.m. the Sentinel Ridge Trail will be re-named the Gilbert Escandón Jiménez Trail. There will be three trail signs installed along the trail to identify it. Councilor Regina Romero, the Southern Arizona Hiking Club and the Menlo Park Neighborhood Assoc
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Parks and Recreation Spring Program Guide Available Tuesday, November 13

Tucson Parks and Recreations Spring 2013 Program Guide and Class Catalog has arrived and copies will be available for pick up at all Parks and Recreation Department facilities, including district offices, centers and pools on November 13, 2012. The spring issue can also be viewed on-l
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HUMMINGBIRD BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY AT CASE PARK CELEBRATION

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and Eastside Neighborhood Association would like to invite you to a ceremony celebrating the recent improvements to our beloved Hummingbird Butterfly Garden. Refreshments will be served. What: Celebration of the improvements to the Hummingbird B
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FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL IN THE PARK, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17TH

Tucson Parks and Recreation Department and Dan Felix Memorial Fund present the 7th Annual Family Festival in the Park. This free annual community-wide event is about having family fun and a terrific opportunity for Tucson Parks and Recreation to showcase programs and activities offere
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ZOMBIES IN THE DESERT AT WILLIAM CLEMENTS RECREATION CENTER

City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and Pima Community College East Campus present, Zombies in the Desert, Saturday, October 27, from 4-7 p.m. at William Clements Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Dr. A fun filled night of tricks and treats. Cost is $3 per person, all ages are welcome and chi
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Mike Dawson Field Dedication Sign at Bristol Park

The City of Tucson Parks and Recreation would like to invite you to ceremony and unveiling of the Mike Dawson field dedication sign at Bristol Park. Who: Family and friends, neighbors of Barrio Centro will remember Mike Dawson and his legacy as football player for Tucson High, the U o
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GREVY’S ZEBRA BABY ON EXHIBIT

A male Grevy’s zebra born at Reid Park Zoo on August 31 will be on exhibit for the first time this morning. Mom and baby spent several days behind-the-scenes under careful observation. The young zebra had a low birth weight, but he is now nursing, gaining weight, and ready to explore
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EL RIO THEATRE PROJECT PRESENTS: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW

The El Rio Theatre Project will present its Sixth annual Shakespeare in the Park with William Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew at the Himmel Park Outdoor Amphitheater; 1000 N. Tucson Blvd. Performances are scheduled for September 21-23, 27-30 and October 4-7 with a curtain
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CATALINA PARK SPLASH PAD & INTEGRATED PLAY AREA DEDICATION

Join us on Saturday, September 15th, at 4 p.m. as we open the new splash pad and integrated play area located in Catalina Park, 900 Fourth Avenue, in the Historic West University neighborhood. Improvements include construction of a splash pad, a new, covered play structure, accessible
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POLAR BEAR “SNOW” HAS DIED

Reid Park Zoo is deeply saddened to announce the death of “Snow,” a 17 year-old polar bear. She was discovered first thing this morning by her Zoo Keeper. She was in her normal sleeping position and location, with no signs of trauma. Pathologists will conduct a full necropsy to try to
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