The Pima County Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to accept the donation of Green Valley’s Canoa Hills Golf Course for conversion into a natural resource park.
During an inspection of the property, officials determined they will need to make several improvements to the 130-acre course, according to a media release from Pima County.
The improvements include:
- Removal of deteriorated asphalt pathways that connect the existing concrete golf cart path and replace these with concrete;
- Grading, contouring and other surface modifications to eliminate erosion damage and develop large water harvesting areas to begin native plant restoration; and
- Demolition of three nonfunctional restrooms and replacement with at least two public ADA-complaint restrooms to be installed near the existing surface parking lot on the former driving range and at another location easily accessible by the public.
County officials estimate the annual operating and maintenance cost will be less than $100,000 per year, according to a media release.
The cost to build the two restrooms is approximately $150,000 each.
Pima County will begin planning for these restrooms and solicit donations and provide appropriate naming rights for a corporate beneficiary who would donate sufficient funds to build a public restroom.
The park will be managed by the Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation Department along with the Pima County’s Regional Flood Control District.