Public Meeting This Week on "A" Mountain Access

The City of Tucson is holding public meetings this week as part of a survey to better understand how and when our community uses Sentinel Peak Park (also known as “A” Mountain). The popular lookout point is enjoyed by pedestrians, cyclists, and motorists from throughout the region.

Gates for the park road are currently open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The City is looking to gauge the public’s interest in creating car-free times or days where access to the narrow road, that loops around and through the park, would be restricted to pedestrian and bike traffic.

The first public meeting will be held tomorrow, March 20, at the City of Tucson Housing and Community Development Community Resource Center, 320 N. Commerce Park Loop. The second will be held March 21 at the Ward 6 Office, 3202 E. 1st St. Both meetings begin at 5:30 p.m.

Additionally, a survey can be found online in English and Spanish. The deadline to participate is April 30. Volunteers also will be conducting in-person surveys at the base of “A” Mountain.