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Posted: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 10:35 am

Pima County Board of Supervisors Chairman Ramón Valadez, Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild, and Ward 4 Council Member Shirley Scott will come together to celebrate the completion of Phase 1 of the Atterbury Wash Greenway at a dedication ceremony on Friday, March 1, at 10:30 a.m. The greenway is an integrated network of multi-use facilities for recreation and transportation across the community.

This three-quarter-mile path runs through Lincoln Park, linking the Fred Enke Golf Course, Pima College East Campus, Clements Center, the Children’s Outdoor Performance Area, the Lincoln Park softball complex, Lower Lincoln Park, and the Michael Lyman -Wash Animal and Bird Sanctuary. A central plaza is located along the path at the junction near the Children’s Outdoor Performance Area and the softball complex.

Pima County Bonds from 2004 funded the $1.2 million project. Construction began May 14, 2012, and Phase 1 completes the initial segment from Escalante Road to Fred Enke Drive. Atterbury Wash Greenway will eventually connect the future Irvington Road Greenway to the Pantano River Park section of The Loop.

The greenway dedication will take place at the central plaza, just north the Children’s Outdoor Performance Area. Parking is available at the main parking lot of Clements Regional Center, 8155 E. Poinciana Drive. Golf cart transportation will be available for those who need assistance.

The design for this project follows the City/County adopted Greenway cross section, which includes a 12-foot-wide paved multi-use path as well as a separate 8-foot-wide decomposed granite path and native landscaping. Pima College provided support and cooperation throughout the planning, design, and construction of this project.

Artist Jason Butler created several pieces of public art integrated with the design of the greenway. These pieces include: benches, picnic tables, park identification sculptures, native bee habitats, whimsical birdhouses, and a bird nest inspired sculpture. Guests are welcome to bring bikes to the event and enjoy a fun ride following the dedication.

For more information about the event, contact Liz Baechler, City of Tucson, 837-8103 or

Liz.Baechler@tucsonaz.gov For more information about The Loop, visit: www.pima.gov/TheLoop.

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