Photo Gallery | Catalina Park dedication for new splash pad and integrated play area
Thru a cooperative effort between the City of Tucson and Pima County, children in the historic West University Neighborhood will now be able to enjoy the new Catalina Park splash pad and integrated playground.
Dedication ceremonies for the $825 thousand dollar project, funded in part by 2004 Neighborhood Reinvestment Bonds, were held Saturday afternoon.
Supervisor Richard Elias, from the Pima County Board of Supervisors District 5, and Peg Weber, Administrator for Tucson Parks and Recreation, praised the efforts of everyone--both in the neighborhood, and in government for their efforts in planning and completing the project.
The splash pad has been designed with a manual activation system to allow residents to turn on the water features as desired, and the old playground has now been replaced with a new and larger play system covered with a steel ramada to shield it from the sun.
Catalina Park is one of the oldest in the city and is located at 901 North Fourth Avenue, just south of Speedway.