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House approves bill to allow Tucson full ownership of Udall Park

Posted at 3:58 PM, Oct 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-05 20:31:29-04

Earlier this week the House of Representatives passed Congresswoman Martha McSally's bill to allow Tucson to take full ownership of Udall Park.

The bill resolves a 28-year-old land exchange between the city and the Federal Bureau of Land Management. This will allow the City of Tucson to use the park in different ways to benefit the city, such as to host community events and farmers' markets.

"Udall Park is a beautiful place in our Southern Arizona community to gather, but this long-standing land dispute has prevented the City of Tucson from improving the park and growing to its potential for too long," said Congresswoman Martha McSally.

In 2011, city council approved a master plan update to invest more money into athletic fields and recreational programming.