CANOA LAKE IN HISTORIC
Pima County’s Regional Flood Control District has partnered with Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation to restore a 2.5 acre pond at Historic Canoa Ranch in Green Valley. The new pond provides residents and visitors recreational opportunities, particularly birding and wildlife viewing. The added features around the pond include native trees and shrubs for increased wildlife habitat, a perimeter-walking path with benches and ramadas for shade and an area for small-scale special events. Walking paths now connect the pond to the ranch complex, the habitat restoration area, pollinator garden, the Anza Trail, and the Santa Cruz River.
BRANDI FENTON MEMORIAL PARK
Cactus fountain at brandi fenton memorial park
Parklands raised $10,000 to convert a ramada into a restroom on the east side of the park where there were no facilities. This facility is located near the dog parks and basketball courts. Parklands raised funds to purchase and install the cactus fountain in the Butterfly Garden.
ANZA TRAIL CULTURAL HISTORY PARK
This public park is part of The Chuck Huckelberry Loop and is located along the Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. The cultural park features a plaza lined with native plants and an accessible pathway with interactive exhibits providing users an opportunity to learn about the history and landscapes of the area, which the Anza Expedition passed through nearly 250 years ago enroute to present day San Francisco. The park serves as an outdoor classroom for the Arizona School for the Deaf and the Blind. This project was a collaborative effort by National Park Service, National Park Foundation, Anza Trail Foundation, Anza Society International, Pima County NRPR, Pima County Departments and Pima County Parklands Foundation.
MANZANITA PARK PLAYGROUND & SPLASH PAD
Pima County Parklands Foundation partnered with Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation to provide a new covered playground, ramada and splash pad. Located in southwest Tucson, Winston Reynolds-Manzanita Park is one of Pima County's most heavily used facilities. It provides the only public swimming pool in the entire southwest side of town and the Warden Family Splash Pad is free to the public and was made possible through a generous contribution by the Bert W. Martin Foundation.
Christina - Taylor Green Memorial Park
In the true meaning of public/private partnerships the Green Family approached Pima County with an idea to fund additional improvements at the Canada Del Oro Christina-Taylor Green Memorial River Park. The Green family asked Pima County if they could raise additional funds to improve approximately 2 acres of unimproved land at the corner of Shannon and Magee Roads. Pima County supported this endeavor and put them in contact with Parklands Foundation because the funding needed to be funneled through a non-profit tax-exempt organization. The improvements include a shaded central seating plaza; a bronze statue surrounded by a butterfly garden; botanical trails through native plants; a butterfly sculpture atop the monument and several benches to provide respite for Loop users. This project could not have been made possible without the generous support of the community.