WASHINGTON – Ahead of the groundbreaking of the new splash pad at Joaquin Murrieta Park, Representative Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07) released the following statement:
“The groundbreaking of the new splash pad at the Joaquin Murrieta Park is the beginning of an important and much needed addition to our community,” said Rep. Grijalva. “I am pleased to see investments from the Land and Water Conservation Fund creating a safe activity for children and families in our community. I will continue to support investments and resources that build up our neighborhoods and are critical to the wellbeing of Southern Arizona families.”
In July 2023, Rep. Grijalva announced the City of Tucson would receive $958,419 for the Joaquin Murietta Splashpad. The funding was awarded by the National Park Service as part of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF).
Grijalva is a fierce champion of the Land and Water Conservation Fund. During his decades in public service, he has made it his mission to permanently authorize and fully fund this program that protects public spaces for all. Rep. Grijalva helped secure one of most significant investments in environmental conservation in a generation, including to fully fund the LWCF with the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act in 2020.
The project is expected to include shade structures, safety fencing, amenities and an equipment building storage area supporting the operation and maintenance of the splashpad.
More information on the grant can be found here.