Update From The County: April 23, 2019
Pima County completed mowing along the trails and a tree and vegetation trimming crew from AAA Landscaping will be working this week around the park. The Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation (Park) staff will also begin mowing in fire breaks between the golf course and common area/homes. If we can rent a large mower, 15 foot coverage, we will mow as much as we can. Please keep in mind the slopes are very steep and there are broken pipes and other obstructions which will slow down work. Native desert areas will be left as is. We will be having the Fire District review the work to identify where permanent fire breaks would be needed and any additional actions to be taken now if necessary.
Suzanne Shields, P.E.
Beginning in May, Ashton Construction is scheduled to start erosion control work and other repair work along the trails.
Additional construction work will continue during the summer months to improve the current condition at the park. There is a lot that needs to be done as we continue to do improvements one step at a time.
Suzanne Shields, P.E.
Director and Chief Engineer
Pima County Regional Flood Control District
Green Valley Park Fact Sheet
Pima County has started to develop a Maintenance Plan to identify and prioritize both short and long-term goals through collaborative meetings with adjacent property owners, homeowner’s associations, and other interested stakeholders. These meetings provide opportunities for groups to address concerns and help the County better form an adaptive re-use plan that will serve the needs of a park for area residents and visitors.
The County has identified various short-term goals, which include:
- Addressing erosion problems, sediment removal, vegetation and tree trimming, and safety improvements including signage and handrails where necessary.
- Developing a Maintenance Plan for weed and vegetation control, establishing firebreaks, and addressing buffer areas.
- Grading various areas to allow for drainage or infiltration of stormwater at former golf course related depressions.
Long-term planning for adaptive re-use may potentially include:
- Re-establishing natural drainage in areas within regulatory floodplains to address stormwater harvesting and mitigate the effects of local drainage from adjacent subdivisions.
- Controlling invasive and non-native vegetation species, and develop a landscape plan to restore the riparian canopy. The County anticipates working with the University of Arizona’s School of Landscape Architecture to accomplish this task.
- Identifying areas where improvements would be desirable including benches, path improvements, etc.
Pima County has thoroughly evaluated the park site with respect to addressing maintenance needs. If you see any new or worsening maintenance issues, please submit a Park Maintenance Request.
Pima County is working in conjunction with the Green Valley Council to keep residents and interested stakeholders updated while accomplishing these goals. For more information, please contact:
Green Valley Park Advisory Committee
Thao Tiedt, Chair
Green Valley Council
555 North La Cañada Drive, Suite 117
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
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