Dedication ceremony for Catalina Park improvements | Community Spirit
Residents close to Catalina Park will soon be celebrating their new integrated play area and splash pad. Everyone is invited to attend the dedication ceremony this Saturday at 4 p.m.
Improvements to the park at 900 Fourth Avenue, included construction of a new splash pad, covering the play structure, and making accessible the walkways and plaza area. All new elements are designed to reflect the history of the neighborhood.
The new splash pad is designed in such a way that residents can turn on the water feature as they want to, with a manual activation. The new splash area is also fenced with gates that remain open during park hours, but are locked after hours. The old wading pool will remain as a reservoir for the splash pad only.
Even the new play area is redesigned. Gone is the old equipment and in its place is a new and larger play system, protected from the sun by a steel ramada structure with a terra cotta tile roof. All in keeping with the historic feel of the neighborhood.
Additional features are security lighting, wood chip surfacing and rubberized entrances have also been provided, as well as accessible routes to all the new features from all four corners of the park. An old ramada has been revamped with a new ramp to provide handicap access.
Funds for this improvement project were provided by 2004 Pima County Neighborhood Reinvestment Bonds, Supervisor Richard Elías District 5, former Ward 6 Council Member Nina Trasoff (currently Steve Kozachik) who provided CDBG Funds for design, City of Tucson which provided CDBG Funding for the playground and ADA improvements, and the Trinity Presbyterian Church congregation donation.
For more information about the event contact Peg Weber at (520)837-8050 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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