April 22 PCFYI: Pets on parade, fun at the fair and our award-winning Loop

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Newsletter 2

April 22, 2022 - Vol. 7, No. 8


It's baaack! Find rides, games and food on a stick at the Pima County Fair

The Pima County Fair is back for the first time since 2019. Come to the fairgrounds to check out the exciting rides, delicious food and live music! Opens at 3 p.m. daily through May1.



Saddle up at the San Joaquin Trailhead

Equestrians have a new place to unload their horses and go for a beautiful trail ride. On the western edge of Tucson Mountain Park, the San Joaquin Trailhead offers space for up to 15 “horse rigs,” the truck and trailer combo people use to transport their steeds.

The graded dirt parking area of the trailhead, which is managed by Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation, is easy on the horses’ hooves and the ¾-mile dirt section of San Joaquin Road has been recently graded by Pima County Department of Transportation.



The Huckelberry Loop
is tops again

The Chuck Huckelberry Loop has earned the top spot in USA Today’s 2022 Ten Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest.

It's the second year in a row that the Loop was named the No. 1 recreational trail in the nation.



County partnership aids return of longfin dace fish to Santa Cruz River

The longfin dace was reintroduced to its historic home in the Santa Cruz River for the first time in more than 100 years as part of a collaborative effort among the Pima County Office of Sustainability and Conservation, the Pima County Regional Flood Control District, the Arizona Game and Fish Department, the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service and the University of Arizona. The reintroduction took place on March 23.


road repair

Road repair plan making strong progress

Nearly three years into a 10-year plan to repair all County-maintained roads, the hard work has started to pay off.

“The past three years have seen the largest investment in roadway pavement maintenance in Pima County’s history,” said Ana Olivares, Department of Transportation director. “You can see the difference with better neighborhood and arterial roads throughout the County.”


Costumed dog

Join the fun at Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade April 23

Furry friends and their proud people will take to the streets April 23 for the first Tucson Subaru Pets of Pima Parade (POPP). The route travels down historic Fourth Avenue beginning at 8:30 a.m.

Spectators are welcome to bring their crowd-friendly pets to enjoy the show. Dozens of pet owners will start the walk northbound along the west side of Tucson High School on Third Avenue and will turn onto Fourth Street before promenading down Fourth Avenue.


Murphy-Wilmot Library

Murphy-Wilmot Library will close April 25
for renovations

The Murphy-Wilmot Library will close temporarily for a building refresh. The project includes the installation of new carpet and furniture, an update of the staff area and improvements to the computer lab.

The Library, 530 N. Wilmot Road, will be closed April 25 through early July.