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Ride Up Sentinel Peak at Sunset

Sunset at Sentinel Peak (“A” Mountain) - Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. Celebrate park improvements and kickoff Tucson’s Birthday Month. Join Tucson Vice Mayor Regina Romero, Pima County Supervisor Richard Elias, Tucson Parks and Recreation Staff, Friends of "A" Mountain and the Downtown Tucson Partnership at a ribbon cutting for new park improvements at
Sentinel Peak Park, Tucson’s largest natural resource park. The City contracted with M. Anderson Construction and Wheat Scharf Associates Landscape Architects to do the improvements completed as Phase I of a master plan approved in 2010 by Mayor and Council. Trail work was provided by Southwest Conservation Corps youth crews.

Parking is limited at the top of the mountain, so hiking and biking is encouraged. See meeting point for cyclists below.

 When: Thursday, August 1, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Sentinel Peak Park, 1000 S. Sentinel Peak Rd. (at I-10, go West on W. Congress toward Silverbell, take a left on Cuesta and go up the hill)

 What: Ribbon cutting for park improvements and celebration of Tucson’s Birthday Month

 Bicyclists are encouraged to meet at 5 p.m. at Mercado San Agustin, 100 S. Avenida Del Convento (at W. Congress), and ride to Sentinel Peak with Greater Arizona Bicycling Association (GABA)

“Sentinel Peak is an iconic place for Tucsonans – rich in history and open to everyone,” said Tucson Vice Mayor Regina Romero. “We want people to bring their out-of-town guests to enjoy the views, stay to learn the history and go for a hike, and then go downtown, both the east and west sides, for fabulous food and entertainment.”

The park could see $2.5 million more in improvements if a Pima County bond proposal is approved by an advisory committee and voters in 2014. August is Tucson’s birthday month, celebrating 4000 years of history in the Old Pueblo, originating at the base of Sentinel Peak. The City of Tucson was officially founded on August 20, 1776.

Improvements to the park include park entry signs, new bike parking, two new accessible spaces in the upper lot – per
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); two shaded plazas, trail signage and a new path to connect the improvements, constructed of “XeriTec” paving, a stable, porous, colored natural rock paving system designed to blend with the geology of the site.

The cost of current construction is approximately $320,000. Funding for this project has been provided via Restricted
Use City of Tucson General Fund (from the sale of land around Juhan Park), CDBG funds provided by Ward 1, City of
Tucson HURF funds, 2000 City of Tucson General Obligation Bonds, and West District Impact Fee funds.

For more information please contact Diana at Vice Mayor Romero’s office, (520)[masked] or [masked]

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  • Gary S.

    A little to short.

    August 13, 2013

    • Susan R.

      Yea, I know, but this was more of a ceremonial-type ride. Glad you got the to and from Dove Mountain built into your ride.

      1 · August 13, 2013

  • Susan R.

    Hey David, your being there helped make it such fun. Thank You.

    August 3, 2013

  • David P.

    Thank you for the ride, Susan. It was great to meet all of you!

    August 3, 2013

  • Susan R.

    Hey, Gary, Caleb, David, Sandy, and Daniel--Good to see you on Sentinel Peak yesterday. Thanks for coming out.

    August 2, 2013

  • Mark P.

    Look forward to joining you all in Jan. 2014

    July 27, 2013

  • Susan R.

    Hey everyone, please read the announcement above re: the Sentinel Peak Ride. This is a ribbon cutting-type ceremony to celebrate the opening of the new ramadas at the top of the Peak. Please note, this an evening event. We will meet at 5:00 p.m. at the Mercado San Agustin on Congress (see map above) and ride out shortly thereafter to be at the top of the mountain by 5:30 p.m.

    July 26, 2013

  • Susan R.

    Hey Everyone, let's plan to meet at 5:00 so we will be at the new Ramadas on top of Sentinel Peak by 5:30 which is when the festivities begin.

    July 24, 2013

  • Wayne C.

    Will be out of town.

    July 18, 2013

  • Susan R.

    Let's all plan to meet at the Parking Lot (see Location Map link above) at 5:00 so we will be able to arrive on the Mountain by 5:30.

    July 18, 2013

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