TUCSON, Ariz. — For the past few months, Tucson Parks and Recreation has been working with the Tucson Police Department and the Mayor and Council to transform Anza Park.
Neighbors have expressed safety concerns over the park on Speedway and Stone. On Monday, KGUN9 went to the park and saw it was covered in trash and transient encampments.
Parks and Rec held a meeting Monday night to unveil a master plan of improvements for the area. It was one of a number of meetings to discuss possible changes.
Proposed changes include a dog park, a basketball and pickleball court, more lighting, horseshoe pits, a new playground and restroom.
City officials hope to implement the new changes by next spring. They say the upgrades won't be enough to change the culture of Anza Park, and that it will take more people using it, along with police patrols to keep illegal activity out.