TUCSON -- Today at noon a large group of BMX bike riders took over the Santa Rita Park skatepark. I went over there and it seemed peaceful, so I left. They were riding and doing tricks in the bowls, etc.
I don't know all the details here, but it seems they have been asking for some bike time at the new facility and the city has been saying no. It would be nice for Tucson Parks & Recreation to try to work this out so BMXers can have some fair time.
In other news, the 22nd St. widening CoC/RTA will next meet on July 9, with a specific agenda item on Santa Rita Park Neighborhood plan. Follow RTA-run 22ndstreet.info for more info.