Tuba City County Park now halfway complete

TUBA CITY - The much-awaited Tuba City County Park is now 50 percent complete.

The new park, located on Main Street, boasts a state-of-the-art skate park, basketball court, large group pavilion, play structures, picnic amenities, grassy areas and landscaping.

Coconino County Parks and Recreation construction manager Michael Conner anticipates that construction will continue into January 2008. "Upon completion of the construction, we will need to undertake maintenance and operational efforts before we can open the park to the public," Conner said.

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, Parks and Recreation and the Coconino County Parks and Recreation Commission along with two years of design development.

Coconino County District 5 Supervisor Louise Yellowman has been a strong advocate for the park for several years and is excited to see it materialize. "I would like to thank the community for its patience throughout this process," Yellowman said. "Everyone involved in the design and construction of this park has done so with such thoughtfulness and love, and concern for our children and youth. I look forward to a beautiful grand opening and many years of watching people from all walks of life enjoy this wonderful addition to our community."

A portion of the funding to build the park is revenue from the Coconino County Parks and Open Space Program, a sales tax initiative approved by voters in 2002. Parks and Recreation also received a $780,000 Arizona State Parks Heritage Fund grant.

For more information, contact Regina Salas Szal at

(928) 679-8027, (928) 607-0219, (928) 679-8000; or e-mail rszal@coconino.az.gov.

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