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.

Illustration Courtesy of The Town of Oro Valley

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.

Since early June, the town’s parks and recreation department, along with its consultant, McGann & Associates, have asked residents their opinions on Naranja Park and on the parks in Oro Valley in general. 

Residents can comment during the “Put Me in Coach” event on Aug. 23. In addition, project info sheets and comment forms are available on the town’s website, http://www.orovalleyaz.gov/parksandrec.

Members or representatives of user groups that regularly hold events, games, training, or practices in the Oro Valley Park system are encouraged to attend upcoming focus group meetings to discuss requests for the Update.

Meetings were originally scheduled on July 10. However, interested residents can still participate by requesting a brief individual meeting by contacting Nancy Ellis at 229-5057, or email at nellis@orovalleyaz.gov.

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