The public is invited to a community conversation as we envision the future of Anza Park located at Stone and Speedway. Anza is a historic park that sits at the corner of Wards 1, 3, 6 and offers an eastbound gateway into our downtown.
THU, AUG 29 from 6-7:30pm
Pima Community College
1255 North Stone
Amethyst Room / CC Building
Contact your Ward office for more information.
For those who cannot make it to the meeting, please take this online survey between AUG 21 and SEP 21.
Hosted by Wards 1, 3 and 6, Tucson Parks and Recreation, Tucson Police Department, Housing & Community Development, and Tucson Department of Transportation
AUGUST 18, 2019
Come celebrate the 50th anniversary of Woodstock at our first ever community paint jam! Artists come together to brighten and beautify historic 4th Avenue.
Corner of 4th and 6th (where the Union is being built)
Watch and celebrate as artists create murals on the construction fence.
311 7th Street
THUMBS UP TUCSON! A community mural made entirely of thumbprints (yours!)
All welcome! Free mural space for kids!
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Presented by the Fourth Avenue Coalition
Saturday, March 30, 2019
This is a great opportunity to share cuttings of your favorite plants, indoor and out, including succulents, cacti or anything else you’re tired of looking at. If plants aren’t your thing, bring a sweet to share. There is no limit or minimum amount of plants or sweets to participate. Come enjoy some lovely Tucson spring weather and meet some new neighbors all while beautifying your surroundings!
Planting Day Just Around the Bend
On Saturday, February 16, trees ordered through the WUNA Tree Planting Campaign will be planted in the right-of-way in front of homes by volunteers. Many volunteers will be participating in WUNA’s tree-mendous event, the more the better! Trees for Tucson has created a Facebook Event so you know what to expect.
West University Neighborhood Cleanup!
Saturday, February 23.
JANUARY 20, 2019, 1pm
Pizza and drinks provided.
Please bring desserts and sides.
A slate for all board members’ positions is being prepared. Please email if you would like more info about being on the board and/or would like to run for an “area rep” or “member-at-large” position.
While the President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer have agreed to serve another year, there are at least 4 board positions that will be open for 2019.
WED, DEC 5, 2018
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson
Arts Edition: The Murals of Downtown Tucson
Once blank walls and alleyways, now vibrant murals. Join us for our first Arts edition and hear Michael Schwartz of the Tucson Arts Brigade and Camila Martins-Bekat of Tucson Electric Power tell the inside story of how a collaborative art project turned under appreciated spaces into larger than life reflections of our community’s richness and diversity.
Hey Neighbor Happy Hour is a new, regular mixer at Exo Bar (companion to Exo Roast Co, the coffee shop). It’s an event series featuring hopeful stories of community building and placemaking from downtown Tucson’s neighborhoods.
TUE, NOV 27
424 N 4th Ave
HFAC, the Historic 4th Ave Coalition, meets for its first Annual General Meeting to gather feedback and ideas. Discussion includes the Community Benefits Agreement with the Union on 6th Project and goals for encouraging smart growth in the Infill Incentive District. This is your chance to meet with folks who are concerned about combatting rampant development and gentrification.
Membership in HFAC is open to the general public. Please contact HFAC if you are interested in joining or you can join up at the meeting.
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30-7pm
Presentation and discussion get rolling @ 6pm
403 N 6th Ave, Tucson
What makes your Downtown neighborhood so great? What are the community’s strengths? Share what you love before we imagine ways Downtown neighborhoods could be even better. Explore these two threads through expressive arts activities. The synergy of thinking together leads to new possibilities. No writing or art experience necessary and sharing is optional. This activity will be hosted by Marge Pellegrino, community educator, Pima County Public Library and our neighborhood host is Dunbar Spring!
Meet your neighbors. Be informed.
B E H A P P Y
Featured image shows curb cutaway allowing rainwater to flow from street into designated plant area.
Wed, Aug 8, 2018, 5:30-7pm
Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company
865 E University Blvd
Come see and learn how the rain can be a great resource for our community by enhancing its beauty, its sense of place and to create a more welcoming space. Your home, street and business can be a productive unit of water instead of a consumer unit of water. Rain water is a great resource to bring additional value to your community. See what is going on with rain water harvesting in Tucson and learn what can be done for your neighborhood to put rain water to beneficial use!
This talk is presented by Joaquin Murrieta-Saldivar PhD, a Cultural Ecologist with the Watershed Management Group. Joaquin specializes in building resilience in diverse communities working with people, culture and natural resources. He is a graduate of the University of Arizona with MSc in Natural Resources and Agricultural Economics and a PhD in Renewable Natural Resources Studies with an emphasis on management, policy and economics of natural resources.
Gentle Ben’s is generously providing appetizers, so please RSVP by August 6th so we’ll have an accurate headcount!
Sponsored by West University Neighborhood Association and Gentle Ben’s Brewing Company!
Thu, Jun 7, 2018, 5:30-7pm
Presentation and discussion get rolling at 6pm
403 N 6th Ave
Everything’s not all bad, right? Hey Neighbor Happy Hour is a spot for downtown Tucson people to gather and hear positive and hopeful stories of community building and place-making from the coolest folks we can find.
Hey Neighbor continues at Exo on Thursday, June 7th from 5:30 to 7pm with an education edition. City High School co-founders Eve Rifkin and Brett Goble will reflect on the institution’s founding, the upside of a downtown location and what quality education means for Tucson neighborhoods.
Meet your neighbors. Be informed.
Sponsored by the West University Neighborhood Association