Pima County is planning to protect regal horned lizards and their habitat along with other desert creatures.
Pima County will spend $284,000 to save horned lizards and other critters from an untimely and premature squishing at a west-side construction site.
Al Clayton practices batting at one of the new fields at the Canoa Preserve Community Park. The new 53-acre park includes two softball fields, among other amenities, and will be formally opened on Tuesday.
Pima County will dedicate its first park in Green Valley on Tuesday.
The park would be at the northern entrance to downtown, and traffic would flow beneath the park and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, near the North Ninth Avenue-West Sixth Street intersection.
A future northern gateway to downtown Tucson will include the area's first deck park.
A couple plans to open a BMX track, mini-golf course, go-cart track and more at Mike Jacob Sports Park.
Above, a former water-slide tower at Mike Jacob Sports Park in Marana. The property will open as Xtreme Funspot in January under a lease with Pima County.
A BMX track operator in Tucson plans to close a track on the southwest side and expand its business at a new track in Marana next month.
Fencing still blocks access to the Catalina Neighborhood Park area where playground equipment was destroyed in a fire.
Savannah Williams, 11, was recognized by Pima County Parks and Recreation Department for gathering 90 signatures in support of rebuilding a playground that burned at Catalina Neighborhood Park.
A Catalina grade schooler who tried to get the community interested in helping replace the playground equipment at a park that was destroyed in an arson fire was honored Friday by Pima County.
Workers are making steady progress toward completion of a 55-mile loop of car-free paths around the Tucson area - but the future of one key spur path is still up in the air.
Canoa Ranch tour guide Wendy Burroughs, center, talks about the property. Folks on Friday toured the buildings on the ranch, which Pima County is preserving and developing as a visitor center and historic site.
Visitors tour the 4,800-acre Canoa Ranch, which Pima County purchased in 2001. About $19 million is needed to develop the property, which has hosted Native Americans, then Spaniards, Mexicans and Americans.
There are no hoof prints in the dirt between the walls of the cattle run anymore. There haven't been any cowboys here in decades. What there is, is history.
PHOENIX - State lawmakers blocked a bid by rural interests to take about $42 million left in a voter-approved account to preserve open space and use it instead to help operate and preserve state parks and prevent future forest fires.
John Reid has stopped taking his daily walk in the evening because, he says, it's too dark to see the pavement.