Reid Park Reimagined addresses extreme heat and resiliency in Tucson

The master plan for Gene C. Reid Park (Reid Park) in Tucson, completed by Sasaki in November 2022, has moved into its first phase. Informed by a year-long, bilingual public engagement process, the plan will weave heat and flood mitigation strategies throughout the park’s beloved community gathering spaces, adding new resilient infrastructure and recreational attractions, including a new interactive water feature.

The project kicked off after Tucson’s November 2018 election, when voters approved Proposition 407 dedicating $225 million to citywide parks improvements and public realm connections. The Parks and Recreation Department decided to go beyond standard improvements to envision a lively and sustainable future for the beloved

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