Doolen Middle School gets new soccer fields, walking path

2013-09-27T12:00:00Z Doolen Middle School gets new soccer fields, walking pathAlexis Huicochea Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star

The Tucson community is invited to celebrate the opening of new soccer fields and a walking path at Doolen Middle School Saturday. 

The project is a joint-use facility between TUSD, City of Tucson Parks and Recreation and the Fort Lowell Soccer Club consisting of two new soccer fields and a lighted walking path, according to a Tucson Unified School District news release.

The celebration, which is from 9 a.m. to noon, at Doolen, 2400 N. Country Club Road, includes a dedication ceremony at 9:30.

Following the dedication ceremony there will be a walk/run around the new path and field day activities in which children may participate. Food will be available for purchase.

The project was funded by TUSD through $1.1 million in bond dollars. Through separate agreements, the Fort Lowell Soccer Club, with support from the soccer community, will provide $280,000 to fund the lighting for the fields at a future date.

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