Academy Hills Park Grand Reopening Ceremony

Official Grand Reopening and Art Dedication


This event has already happened.
Sep 27, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Academy Hills Park
Eubank & Juan Tabo


Please come and join us for the official Grand Reopening and Art Dedication on Saturday September 27th at 11:00 am.

The biggest change you will see is a new 6-foot wide asphalt walking/jogging path around the perimeter of the park. A shorter, natural surface path will parallel it at the upper end of the park.

You will also notice a number of other improvements as well which include two picnic tables with benches were added, as well as eleven benches. Five of these benches are ‘Tribute Benches’ that have been sponsored by the public and the neighborhood. Twenty-seven new trash cans have been installed as well as new ‘mutt mitt’ dispensers – six in all.  New plantings include 69 new trees and 213 shrubs.

Adjustments, upgrades, repairs and additions to the irrigation system were done to both help prevent water waste and allow us to irrigate properly where and when water is needed. The old system made tracking water use accurately very difficult, but the water runoff that plagued the old system should cease. The slope across the concrete drainage will be heavily planted with drought resistant trees and the turf there will be over seeded with native grasses which require much less water than traditional park turf grass.

We hope you enjoy all of the new amenities!


Aziza Chavez, District 8 Policy Analyst