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After years of sitting dormant, construction on the 213-acre Naranja Park continues.
For quite some time, the 213-acre plot of land known as Naranja Park in Oro Valley has sat with very little improvements as there were many discussions surrounding what to do with the property.
This illustration shows the renovations that are to be made to Naranja Park. It features a 1.1-acre dog park, 180-space parking lot, and two multi-sport athletic fields. The renovations are scheduled to be completed by Jan. 1, 2015.
An aviation day is scheduled on Pearl Harbor Day, December 7 at Naranja Park in Oro Valley. The event runs from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
August 24, 2005 - The Oro Valley town council will soon begin discussing how to pay for the Naranja Town Site regional park.
As the Naranja Town Site Master Plan Executive Committee approaches the task of combining two proposals for recreational and cultural uses for the 213-acre property, its members are also expressing fears of being drawn into a "political miasma."
On Wednesday, Oct. 20, the Oro Valley Town Council gave unanimous approval for the parks and recreation department to move ahead with a study about adding amenities to the Naranja Town Site.
Mark Twain once observed: “If we would learn what the human race really is at bottom, we need only observe it in election times.”
Answering a call from town officials to submit arguments in favor of and opposed to the Naranja Town Site ballot issue, 39 residents sent in their opinions.
October 4, 2006 - Not long after Oro Valley's proposed utility tax failed on Sept. 20, some council members expressed worry about the potential fallout that wasn't addressed during the public debate.
Oro Valley leaders on Wednesday will discuss the future of the Naranja Town Site.
The Naranja Town Site Master Plan Task Force on Aug.19 will ask residents for their reaction to two options for locating town buildings on the 214-acre park site even though several of the panel's members are opposed to placing such facilities there.
As part of an ongoing campaign to inform townspeople of the Naranja Town Site plan, Oro Valley officials held an open house last Tuesday at Wilson K-8 School.
Oro Valley officials plan an open house to share information about the proposed Naranja Town Site bond election.
Plans for locating cultural and recreational facilities at Oro Valley's 212-acre Naranja Town Site were approved unanimously by the Naranja Town Site Executive Committee Sept. 10, but it was an entirely different matter as far as putting town buildings on the site.
Operation and maintenance costs alone for Oro Valley's proposed 213-acre Naranja Town Site at West Naranja Drive between North La Canada Drive and North First Avenue are expected to add at least $6.5 million a year to the $53 million it is estimated it will take to build the park over a five-year period.
The Town of Oro Valley is currently conducting an update to the Naranja Park Master Plan. The first plan was produced in 2002, and a Programming and Concept Design Report was completed in 2007. Due to the changing demographics of the community, a different financial landscape, and the expressed needs of the residents, this Update process was approved in early 2014. It is expected to be complete by the end of November.
The first dirt has been moved at Naranja Park, jumpstarting a $2.3 million improvement project scheduled for completion by the beginning of 2015.
The Oro Valley Town Council breaks the first ground at Naranja Park.
Residents from Oro Valley and surrounding areas showed up in force on Wednesday evening to voice support for a $2.3 million improvement project at Naranja Park.