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Town Council seeking public comment April 19 on Naranja Park proposal

Photo of Oro Valley Naranja Park sign monument

Residents, park users and stakeholders who would like to share their input on the Naranja Park proposal are invited to attend the April 19, 2017 Oro Valley Town Council meeting, which has been designated for public comment. The meeting begins at 6 p.m. at Oro Valley Town Hall (11000 N. La Cañada Drive).

April 17, 2017

The proposal, which was presented to Council at its April 5, 2017 meeting, is the product of community requests to build and finance additional sport fields and related amenities at Naranja Park.

Residents and stakeholders who are unable to attend Wednesday’s meeting may submit their input to Constituent Services Coordinator Jessica Hynd at jhynd@orovalleyaz.gov. All feedback will be provided to Council.

About the proposal

The proposed plan for Naranja Park, which was developed in response to requests from residents and park user groups, is a partial build-out of the Council-approved 2015 Naranja Park Master Plan, and aligns with the voter-approved 2016 Your Voice, Our Future General Plan. The proposal includes (among other things): three multi-sport fields, a baseball/softball complex with four fields, lighting, restrooms, shade structures, a playground, mass grading, utility systems and an improved roadway from Naranja Drive to Tangerine Road.

The proposed improvements and necessary infrastructure would cost approximately $17 million. To finance the project, staff has recommended the issuance of general obligation bonds, which would be repaid through a secondary property tax.

Since citizens can't run a referendum on a bond, it is the job of Town Council to place this item on the ballot for public vote. Ultimately, any decision to issue bonds would be up to Oro Valley voters. But before the voters can decide, Council must consider the proposal and decide if they will refer it to the November ballot.

For complete details on the plan and funding proposal, click here to view the April 5 media release: Oro Valley Town Council to discuss community request for more fields at Naranja Park.