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Loop renamed for Chuck Huckelberry

Posted at 11:15 AM, May 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-15 21:24:15-04

A popular walk and bike path is now named after its chief political proponent.

The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 3-2 Tuesday to rename the 131-mile shared-use trail The Loop for County Administrator Chuck Huckelberry.

"Mr. Huckelberry has poured his heart and soul into this project from day one,” Michael Lundin, chair of the Parks and Recreation Commission, said in a statement. "This honor is well-deserved and will be a lasting legacy to his hard work and dedication to this amazing community asset."

Huckelberry has been advocating for the project in various forms since the early 1980s. The project connects the Rillito, Santa Cruz, and Pantano River Parks with the Julian Wash and Harrison Road Greenways.