Cyclovia Returns to Tucson (and Comes to Armory Park!)

Because it is time to activate our streets and get our community moving, Cyclovia is returning for its second year on March 27, 2011, from 10 am to 3 pm.  You are invited to bring your whole family out for this great opportunity to adventure on south fourth avenue and other streets around Armory Park without the presence of cars. (See the full route).

Motor vehicles will be detoured from the route allowing everyone the freedom to enjoy the outdoors safely and comfortably. Cyclovia isn’t a race, parade, or competition. Instead, it’s a chance to enjoy Tucson from a new perspective (outside of the car). Walk your dog, roller skate, blow bubbles. Have fun because during Cyclovia, the world stops for you.

This is a Zero Waste Event — please BRING YOUR OWN WATER BOTTLE to be filled at our many water stations.

Come out and join the fun!

View a film about the Bogota cyclovia >>
Read more about this film on the Streetfilms website >>
Read more about Cyclovia Tucson >>

Carnaval 2011

The 4th Annual Tucson Carnaval will be held on Saturday, February 19, 2011, from 1pm – 8pm at Armory Park, 200 S. 6th Avenue.  A free, family-friendly event that celebrates spring, life and Tucson’s music, art, dance and culture.  Tucson Carnaval began in 2008 and is presented by Batucaxé in partnership with Tucson Parks and Recreation, Tucson Children’s Museum, Armory Park Neighborhood Association, the Downtown Tucson Partnership and Many Mouths One Stomach.

The mission of Tucson Carnaval is to create a participatory multi-cultural celebration inviting all members of the community to a parade and festival in celebration of humanity, the planet and new beginnings.

A colorful parade will begin at 2 pm, and a fiery finale at 7:30 pm with Flam Chen.

For more information please visit the website at

Tucson Water Rebate Program

Tucson Water is now offering a new conservation rebate programs that help you save money and water, the Residential Gray Water Rebate.

Did you know 1/3 of household wastewater can be re-used to water landscape plants? By installing a gray water irrigation system in your home, you can qualify for a rebate of up to $200.

Find out more about this and other Tucson Water conservation rebate programs:

Commercial Irrigation System Upgrade Program
High Efficiency Toilet Rebates
Free High Efficiency Rinse Nozzles for commercial kitchens
WaterSmart Business Training and Certification

(520) 791-4331

No APNA Board Meeting in January

There is no APNA board meeting scheduled for January;  our next regular board meeting will be February 8.

The board will be having a retreat on January 20 to talk about goals for 2011.  What do you think needs to happen in the neighborhood this year?  Please take a few minutes to take the short, anonymous, online survey below (make sure to scroll to answer all ten questions).  Or, if you prefer, send your thoughts in an email to  info [at]

Know someone who needs a paper survey? Please send an email or call 955-9424 to give the address to which the survey should be mailed.

PRONeighborhoods Workshop: Time Banks in Action

Time Banks in Action:
Changing Your Neighborhood One Hour at a Time
Facilitated by Nan Carle
Saturday, January 22, 2011 9AM – 1PM
Ward IV Council Office, 3202 East 1st St

Nan has a special interest in building strong communities able to include all our diverse members. She is working with Time Banks in the United Kingdom and the United States as a way to promote networks of support and uncover hidden talents.
Time Banks take many shapes. They can be used in pursuit of such wide-ranging goals as social justice, healthy lifestyles, and local sustainability. At the most basic level, Time Banks involve earning Time Dollars for hours you spend doing something for someone in your neighborhood. Then you have Time Dollars to spend having someone do something for you. In this workshop we will explore ways to start changing our Tucson communities, one hour at a time.
This training is for anyone who wants to be an agent of change! Current and future Time Bank coordinators, public officials, volunteers, neighborhood and community organizations, education professionals and youth workers will all find something of value to bring home.

All workshops are free, but registration is required. Please call (520) 882-5885 to reserve your space or register online.

Security Alert


As you may know there have been quite a number of cases of vandalism in our neighborhood of late. Primarily they have taken the form of cutting the wires that go to internet, cable TV and/or telephone. There have however been instances of someone turning off gas lines, electricity to homes as well as turning on water taps. Some neighbors have been hit multiple times. Continue reading “Security Alert”