Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park will dedicate the newly renovated Pond 2 in a ceremony at at 9.m. Friday, April 7, at the park, 12325 East Roger Rd., a release on the Pima County website said.
The ceremony will feature guest speakers Pima County District 4 Supervisor Steve Christy and Suzanne Shields, director of the Regional Flood Control District (RFCD).
The renovation project, a collaborative effort between Pima County’s Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department and RFCD, began in July and was implemented to address insufficient water levels in Pond 2, the release said. The pond will now act as a reservoir while Pond 1 is under renovation.
“District 4 and all of Pima County have been so fortunate to have the pond at Agua Caliente as a beautiful and tranquil high Sonoran Desert oasis,” Christy said in the release. “Secluded in such close proximity to so many residents, the park and pond have truly been gifts to Pima County for over 30 years. And through the combined effort of our Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and Flood Control District departments, these gifts will continue for many generations to come. With such collaboration, we can see what working together can do to preserve our serene jewel in the crown of our Pima County parks.”
Roy P. Drachman Agua Caliente Park is on the National Register of Historic Places and welcomes over 150,000 nature enthusiasts each year, the release said.