Tucson Is Stepping Up To Improve Our City Parks

(TUCSON, AZ) The people of Tucson have always recognized the need for top-flight public parks to enhance the livability of our community. The Tucson Parks and Recreation Department has won many national and state awards for the quality of our network of public parks and recreation facilities. In these difficult financial times citizens, neighborhoods and business are stepping up and pitching in to help bolster

and enhance our public parks. The Tucson Parks Foundation has a history of working with the public and private sector to improve our public parks.

The Tucson Parks Foundation is a 501 C (3) non-profit that supplements and supports the City of Tucson’s park and recreation projects; particularly those that help at risk youth, seniors and the disabled. Over the past 20 years the Tucson Parks Foundation has raised over three million dollars for our community.

In 2011 private contributions resulted in improvements to the Grijalva Skate Park, resurfacing of the Himmel Park tennis courts and the upcoming installation of shade structures at Gollob and Limberlost Parks.

The Tucson Parks Foundation has committed to a comprehensive program to retrofit existing playground equipment at our parks and recreation centers with shades structures. The Tucson Parks Foundation also invites individuals and neighborhood associations to partner with us on special targeted projects in local parks.

The Tucson Parks Foundation would like to thank our sponsors for supporting the 2011 Million Dollar Hole-In One Contest. This year’s successful event will help the Tucson Parks Foundation towards it’s goal of installing sun shades at the over 75 public parks, including joint use facilities at public schools, that lack shade structures.

The Tucson Parks Foundation is already planning for another successful event in the spring of 2012 and we invite business and individuals to partner with us to make this annual event an even greater success.

The Tucson Parks Foundation is located at the Randolph Golf Complex at 600 S. Randolph Way, Tucson AZ 85711. They can be reached at (520) 393-8420, tucsonparksfoundation.org,

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