TUCSON, Ariz. -- The 130-acre Canoa Hills Golf Course will now be renamed Canoa Hills Trails - An Open Space Park, after the Pima County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved it during Tuesday's meeting.
In July, the County's Parks and Recreation Commission approved the naming after a request by the Green Valey Park Advisory Committee.
The Commission says it acquired the property in 2018 by a donation and has been working to make several improvements to the land. There has been debris removed, weeds and trashed picked up, pathways and grading are being improved, erosion damage work is underway and development for water-harvesting is happening.
Canoa Hills Trails now joins two other parks in Green Valley, the Canoa Preserve Park and the Historic Canoa Ranch.
Now that there are three parks, a management group of the Green Valley Council Foundation is forming a "friends" group to raise money, promote and enhance the parks through education and partnerships with local businesses.
“I am thrilled to have this opportunity to organize a Friends group to support Pima County Parks and Flood Control in the development of Canoa Hills Trails - An Open Space Park, ” said Debbie Kenyon, who has more than 20 years’ experience in operations management. The Friends Group also plans further development of Historic Canoa Ranch and Canoa Preserve Park, she said.