New Oro Valley Park Coming

For many years the Town of Oro Valley has owned a large parcel of ground that they’ve earmarked for a major regional park, commonly referred to as the Naranja Town Site or Naranja Park. The initial master plan was quite grandiose and called for numerous ball fields, soccer fields, multi-use fields, volleyball courts, basketball courts, and much more. Of course the price tag for such an ambitious regional park was immensely high and when put to a vote during the economic downturn, the bond measure that would have funded it was soundly defeated.

Just Wednesday night though a new resolution was brought before the Oro Valley Town Council which proposed a much more modest initial project and it passed with an affirmative vote. This “first phase” of the park will include two multi-use fields (soccer, lacrosse, football, rugby, etc.), two dog parks (one for small dogs & one for large dogs), and 180 paved parking spots. Each of these areas will be lighted as well. The total cost for this new project is expected to be $2.3 million, with about 80% of that money spent in infrastructure. The infrastructure costs were always going to be high since very few utilities exist at the site today. The utilities as they’ll be brought in will allow for future park expansion. In fact, some of the expense initially will include grading of future sites. Attached you can find a map of the new Site Plan: Naranja Park Site Plan

To view the entire Town Council Meeting and specifically the segment about the Naranja project click this link: http://orovalley.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=9&clip_id=1825

We’ll certainly stay in the loop about this forthcoming project, but the goal was to begin grading at the beginning of the year with the athletic fields overseeded by next Fall and ready for use.

Stephen Woodall
REALTOR, GRI @ Long Realty Company
Stephen has made real estate his full-time career and passion since 2008, primarily specializing in the Foothills & the Northwest Tucson areas of Oro Valley and Marana. He is a multi-million dollar producer, representing both sellers & buyers. Stephen has tremendous experience in new home sales, listing & selling primary residences, listing & selling vacant land, listing & selling luxury homes, investment properties, rentals, and real estate development parcels.

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