Green Valley has a new park.
On Tuesday, the Pima County Board of Supervisors accepted the donation of 130 acres of what used to be the Canoa Hills Golf Course, which has been defunct for several years. It is expected that around $90,000 will be needed to repair and replace crumbling pathways, demolish several restrooms and other work.
Annual maintenance costs are expected to be less than $100,000.
Supervisor Ally Miller voted against accepting the donation, citing concerns about those ongoing costs.
A number of Green Valley residents spoke in favor of the donation. Pointing to the many challenges of aging, Thao Tiedt said that quality open space can a go long ways toward improving quality of life for the community’s many elderly residents.
“That’s’ important to us,” she said. “It soothes our souls.”