Marana Water News: Partnership - Parks & Rec and Water

Here at Marana Water, we work closely with all departments across the Town. Departments such as Technology Services and Human Resources work closely on projects regarding the department internal workings, while the Parks and Recreation, Engineering, and Public Works departments more frequently collaborate with Marana Water on projects that are out in the community. This week, we are going to highlight the partnership between Marana Water and the Parks and Recreation department.

One of the Focus Areas of the Town's Strategic Plan III is Recreation. The Focus Area goal says the Town shall "provide diverse recreational opportunities that create economic benefits and a healthy lifestyle." The Parks and Recreation department works diligently toward this goal through a diverse program listing across all parks and facilities.

Marana Water provides the water service to six of the nine parks in the department's inventory. Irrigation, drinking fountains, restroom facilities, and special amenities are all powered by Marana Water in these six parks. Overall, Marana Water provides service to over 250 acres of parks.

In the Heritage Park is the new Marana Splash Pad now in it's second summer of operation. This facility provides fun water features for all ages. For more information, including hours of operation, click here.

There are a lot of activities happening at Ora Mae Harn District Park. This 35.16 acre park, in Northern Marana, is the home of the Marana pool. Water Aerobics, Aqua Zumba, and lap swim are all available at the pool. During June and July, the pool hosts Dive in Movies and the annual Splash N' Dash aquathon event. Information about pool operations can be found here.

The second district park in the Town is Crossroads at Silverbell District Park. This park is the home of the annual Star Spangled Spectacular as well as park activities throughout the year. Flag Football, Pee Wee Soccer, and the Game Day Cornhole Tournament are all held here in the fall. As would be expected, this 48.9 acre park is one of the largest water users in the Southern portion of the Town. Keeping a balance between water conservation and maintaining the high quality of the park facility is something our two departments are consistently aware of and working to achieve.

In addition to the summer Splash N' Dash, each year the Parks and Recreation department holds three run events, the Turkey Trot, the Egg Nog Jog, and the Mother's Day 5k. Each of these races are held in a park served by Marana Water. If participating this year, be sure to bring a water bottle and fill up at one of the Marana Water drinking fountains. This year, in addition to the race events, the Town is also hosting a leg of the El Tour de Tucson bicycle race. This 28-mile leg of the race will begin at Heritage Park with festivities beginning at noon. To find out more about the race event, and how to register, click here.

The Town's Parks and Recreation team does an incredible job of promoting a diverse set of programming. Marana Water is proud to help support all the activities throughout the Town each year. For more information about the Parks and Recreation department, please click here. If all these activities seem too good to resist, click here for registration details.

These are just a few examples of how Marana Water is working with Town departments on providing the excellent customer service our customers and residents have come to expect.