Ceremony set for Sept. 24 to dedicate park in honor of former Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day
“Pima County officials will unveil a sign formally dedicating a northwest Tucson park in honor of former Pima County District 1 Supervisor Ann Day, who died in a traffic collision May 7. The ceremony begins at 9 a.m. at Ann Day Community Park, 7601 N. Mona Lisa Road, located at the southwest corner of Magee and Mona Lisa Roads.
Speakers include Jill Watters, Day’s daughter; District 3 Supervisor Sharon Bronson, Chair of the Board of Supervisors; District 4 Supervisor Ray Carroll; County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry; as well as other supervisors and neighborhood representatives:
Diana Boros, Casas Adobes West 2 Neighborhood Coalition; Donna Heidinger, La Canada/Magee Neighborhood Association; and Betsy Sandlin, Romero Neighborhood.
On June 7, the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved renaming Northwest Community Park in Day’s honor. She represented District 1 for three terms, from 2001 to 2012. She also served in the Arizona Senate for 10 years.
During Day’s tenure on the Board, she strongly supported Pima County parks and had significant involvement with creating the Northwest Community Park. She vigorously advocated for funding the dog park and the ramadas located at this facility. Securing funding for the covered playground equipment was one of her last actions while serving on the Board.
### Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation adds a vital dimension to the quality of life for residents and visitors in Pima County. NRPR operates and maintains 46 parks, 23 trailheads, 13 community centers, The Loop and hundreds of miles of trails for recreational pleasure and manages over 250,000 acres of conservation lands open to outdoor recreation pursuits. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PimaCountyNRPR/.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT:
Valerie Samoy, Valerie.Samoy@pima.gov, 520-724-5220
Carolyn’s note: Supervisor Ann Day was a Republican, youngest sister of former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor.