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Sun, July 12

Tuba City Community Park construction set to begin in May

Pictured at the site of the new Tuba City community park are (from left): Sky Littleman, Tuba City Primary School student, from Tonalea; District Five Supervisor Louise Yellowman; Melvin Whitesinger Jr., Tuba City Boarding School student, Tuba City; Layton Black, Tuba City Boarding School student, Tuba City; Matthew Tallman, Tuba City Boarding School student, Tuba City.

Pictured at the site of the new Tuba City community park are (from left): Sky Littleman, Tuba City Primary School student, from Tonalea; District Five Supervisor Louise Yellowman; Melvin Whitesinger Jr., Tuba City Boarding School student, Tuba City; Layton Black, Tuba City Boarding School student, Tuba City; Matthew Tallman, Tuba City Boarding School student, Tuba City.

TUBA CITY-The Coconino County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) announces that the construction of the first community park in Tuba City will begin this summer. The park will provide the community with a beautiful setting for family gathering, education, exercise and recreation.

The Tuba City community park will feature a skate/ bicycle park, playground with swing set, spring riders and play structure for young children, group pavilion, picnic tables, barbecue grills, drinking fountain, and a restroom. It will also be landscaped with native grass and trees.

"I know the people of Tuba City have been waiting anxiously, especially the youth who want to see the park and be there everyday. The good news is it is going to be built soon. This community park is probably the best thing that will ever happen to Tuba City," District Five Supervisor Louise Yellowman remarked.

A portion of the funding to build this park is revenue from the Coconino County Parks and Open Space Program, a sales tax initiative approved by voters in 2002.

A fundraising campaign has also been going on since 2005. CCPR applied for and received a $780,000 Heritage Fund grant. Additional funding is being sought to provide amenities such as basketball court, more playground structure and shade ramadas.

The Tuba City community park is a result of two years of planning, involving local residents, especially children in the community, the Board of Supervisors, CCPR and the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Commission, as well as two years of design development.

For more information, please contact Regina Szal at (928) 679-8027, (928) 679-8000 or by email at rszal@coconino.az.gov.

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