Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Skate Park unveiling this weekend |
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Tucson City Councilor Regina Romero and the Midvale Park Neighborhood Association and Community organizations will be hosting a park rededication. The Grijalva Park on Tucson’s southwest side will be renamed and rededicated as the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Skate Park.
WHEN: June 9 at 9 a.m.
WHERE: Grijalva Park (1855 W. Drexel Rd.)
The skate park was constructed after an anonymous donation, from an unnamed source who had been inspired by the story of the youngest victim of the January 8, 2011 shooting.
The unnamed donor felt compelled to give back to the youth in the community, in Christina’s honor. In a charitable move the anonymous donation was matched by money from the Midvale Park Homeowners Association.
It was a total community effort to bring the skate park to life, with help from the Tucson Parks Foundation and the City of Tucson, neighbors collected signatures from their community to show support of the naming and dedication of the park.
“This is such a wonderful story,” said Councilor Regina Romero. “The generosity of the resident inspired by Christina’s life is going to leave a legacy for years to come at Grijalva Park, and the collaboration shown by so many partner organizations has been incredible.”
There has been added support from the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund, for the naming and improvements to Grijalva Park as well, all done in honor of Christina. The entire project has been has been a collaboration between the community, organizations and individuals, in the true spirit of what she stood for.
Representatives from all the donating organizations, including the Christina-Taylor Green Memorial Fund will be on hand for the unveiling. The public is invited to attend the event as well.