On Friday, August 10, 2018, the Town of Marana conducted the Grand Opening of Tangerine Sky Community Park. This event was organized and executed by the Marana Parks and Recreation Department and the Town’s Communications Office. Several hundred people participated in this Grand Opening Ceremony.
Parks and Recreation Director, Jim Conroy, Emceed this event and specifically acknowledged the Planning Commission as well as both the Sky Ranch HOA and Casa Sevilla HOA (neighboring HOA’s to the Park) for their support both during the planning and construction of the park. Conroy also recognized both the professional design teams and construction companies who planned and built the park.
Marana Mayor Ed Honea spoke on behalf of the Marana Town Council.
As part of the ceremony, members of the “Marana Community Music Theatre” group, sang the National Anthem and America the Beautiful, which was very entertaining and well done.
The public was treated to light refreshments, and were given their first opportunity to check out the park’s numerous amenities.
“Feedback on the park and the ceremony was very positive,” Conroy noted. ““There is a little something for everyone, people are going to love coming to this park.”
Conroy stressed that the park has something for a variety of age groups and interests.
Tangerine Sky Park project information:
4411 West Tangerina Road
(Between Camino de Oeste and Camino de Manana)
Total Cost of the Project: $4.1 Million for acquisition, design, and construction budget. The project was funded by Park Impact Fees.
Size: 18-acre site, preserving the natural environment, terrain, and vegetation.
The Park is ADA accessible.
2,100 linear feet of paved path has along tangerine from Camino de Oeste to Camino de Manana. 1,200 of this is directly adjacent to the park, from Camino de Oeste to the park path connection by the deer sculpture, and about 1,100 feet of paved path connected to it looping around the park, and additional raked earth and decomposed granite path networks.
30’X40’ Ramada and 15’X25’ Ramada by the playground.
15’X25’ Ramada, and 8’X20’ Ramada by multi-use field.
Smaller playground for 2-5 year olds with play structure and swings.
Large playground for 5-12 year olds with play structure, swings, climbing bounders, double bobble rider, and Zip-line
Fenced basketball full court, with dark skies ordinance compliant lighting and 8’X20’ Ramada
2 Dog Parks:
Large Fenced: 20,00 sq. feet, 3,000 sq. feet of turf, and a 8’X20’ Ramada and dog fountain.
Small Fenced: 7,500 sq. feet, 1,200 sq. feet of turn, and a 8’X20’ Ramada and dog fountain.
61 space paved parking lot.
Signalized intersection with Tangerine.
Crosswalk and path from Sky Ranch.
Salvaged plants serving as native landscaping.