Tuba City Community Park coming soon

TUBA CITY-Coconino County Parks and Recreation (CCPR) is pleased to announce that construction of the first community park in Tuba City will begin this summer. The park will provide the community a place 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 that it is going to be built soon. This community park is probably the best thing that will ever happen to Tuba City," District 5 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 fund-raising campaign has 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 a basketball court, more playground structure and shade ramadas.

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

For more information about this project, please contact Regina Szal at 928-679-8027, 928-679-8000 or e-mail rszal@coconino.az.gov.

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