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Pima County opens parks ramadas for reservations as local virus cases decline
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Pima County opens parks ramadas for reservations as local virus cases decline

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Use of the electronic system will help sort out reservations over Easter, when interest in the ramadas is high, the county says.

With the number of COVID-19 cases declining, Pima County Natural Resources Parks and Recreation has reopened its electronic reservation system for about 70 of its small and medium park ramadas.

Official opening of the Naranja Park Playground, 810 W. Naranja Drive in Oro Valley, Ariz., on Nov. 17, 2020. The playground is ready for kids, though some peripheral items in the $1.45 million project are still underway. Oro Valley Public Works prepared the site for Durazo Construction, which was awarded the contract on July 1. The park also features soccer fields, a birding trail, hiking trails, and picnic tables and ramadas. The town requests that everyone wear a mask and practice social distancing. Video by Rick Wiley / Arizona Daily Star ©2020

“Our ramadas have been available on a first-come, first-served basis throughout the duration of the pandemic, as they are typically very small (a few picnic tables at most), and have been regularly disinfected,” Chris Cawein, department director, said in a news release Monday.

Use of the electronic system “will help to secure spring reservations, including over Easter, which is quite popular in our parks,” he said.

The nonrefundable fee to reserve a ramada is $25, and reservations can be made at:

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