Welcome to the Armory Park, Tucson website, the official website of the Armory Park Neighborhood Association (APNA)! If you already live in Armory Park, you will find lots of useful information here. Please consider becoming an APNA member if you aren’t already one. Just click “Become a Member” to sign up. In addition to this website, we have an active listserv and a Facebook page. We have even on occasion been known to hand-deliver paper notices to the neighborhood on important issues.
If you don’t live in Armory Park, thanks for taking the time to check us out. Maybe you’re considering moving here? You should be able to get a lot of your questions answered – and maybe wind up with more questions than when you arrived.
Want to know anything else? Email Bill Duffy and he’ll track down an answer for you.
From APNA President Anne Cooper:
Just a few notes and updates from the meeting last Tuesday.
Page Repp, promoter of the Dusk festival was at the meeting to hear feedback from the neighborhood regarding the festival. Brent Dennis (Parks and Rec) and Greg Jackson (City Manager’s office) as well as Steve Kozachik were also there to answer questions about Armory Park and the permit process for events at Armory Park.
The majority of the questions at the meeting and from the listserv could be listed into 3 categories: 1) noise, 2) access – specifically on 6th Avenue, and 3) privatization of the park.
Continue reading “APNA Meeting 12/11/18: DUSK Festival, Armory Park, and Crime”
Heads up! Our next Brush and Bulky (B&B) collection will be the week of 12/31/18—which means probably 1/2/19 or 1/3/19.
Why are we having B&B now? It’s because the City has redone the entire zone structure to avoid splitting neighborhoods. Also for 2019 it’s launching “Brush and Bulky Plus.” We will be in a new zone, 05. We and others in Zone 5 will be the guinea pigs for this new program. We expect to have a City rep explain it at an upcoming APNA meeting.
Continue reading “Brush and Bulky Plus the Week of 12/31/18”
The Armory Park Holiday Party will be held on Sunday, December 16th from 5-8pm at Giovanna’s home located at 505 S 6th ave. This is a potluck party and a sign up sheet has been created through Perfect Potluck. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Can’t wait to see you all there!
The Armory Park Neighborhood Association monthly meeting is Tuesday 12/11 at St. Andrew’s Church. Come and hear what’s going on in the neighborhood!
Page Repp, the DUSK festival director, will be doing a presentation regarding the festival and answer questions.
Greg Jackson from the City Manager’s Office, and Steve Kozachik, Ward 6 Councilman, will discuss and field questions about Armory Park, the permit process for happenings at Armory Park, and its use and potential upgrades (Prop 407 monies and Rio Nuevo).
There will also be a presentation on the new Brush and Bulky program and updates on the Holiday party and Holiday decorations contest.
Please join the Tucson Police Department for “A Day in the Park with TPD” this Saturday from 10 am to 2 pm at Santa Rita Park. They will be in the park with several different static displays from their SWAT Team, Bomb Squad, Rapid Response Team, K9 and others. Tucson Fire Department will also be in attendance with one of their Engine trucks.
Food and activities will be on hand for everyone. Please come by and thank the police department for their service!
Some notes from APNA President Anne Cooper about last Tuesday’s general meeting:
We had representatives from the police department and Pima County attorneys office discuss crime in the neighborhood and how we can continue our dialogue to make Armory Park a safe neighborhood. We will continue to actively partner with them to ensure the police coverage we are enjoying continues.
(please see police incident report below).
We had a continued discussion about Armory Park and in particular the Dusk Festival. As a followup to this and the listserv discussions, I have invited and confirmed Brent Dennis (the head of Parks and Rec), Steve Kozachik (Ward 6 councilman) and Greg Jackson (city managers office who approves special permits for Armory Park) to the next APNA meeting on December 11th. I will send out reminders in advance so that we can get as many people who want, to attend. Come with your questions and solutions – we want this to be a fruitful discussion.
Continue reading “APNA’s 11/13/18 Meeting: Crime, Armory Park, Dusk Festival”