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Santa Cruz River & River Park

  • W. Congress St. at Bonita Ave. Map It
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Published 11/18/2015

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When Europeans arrived in what is now Arizona, the Santa Cruz River had wide banks suitable for irrigation; over time its banks have been narrowed and contained and are now lined by River Park. These days it's a dry wash, or arroyo, most of the year, but sudden summer thunderstorms and rainwater from upper elevations can turn it into a raging river in a matter of hours. It's a favorite spot for walkers, joggers, and bicyclists. The park has a bike path, restrooms, drinking fountains, and sculptures created by local artists.

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W. Congress St. at Bonita Ave., Tucson, Arizona, 85701, USA

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Published 11/18/2015


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