PIMA COUNTY - Beginning Monday, Feb. 3, the Pima County Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation and its contractor began filling Pond 1 at Agua Caliente Park, 12325 E. Roger Road, as part of a months-long restoration project.
Refilling the pond will take up to eight weeks, said Karen Simms, Natural Resources division manager for NRPR. Workers will apply a second coat of polymer sealant to the water and additional landscaping and construction work will continue.
The park has been closed since mid-October 2019. Natural Resources, Parks and Recreation plans to reopen sections of the park to the public by Feb. 28.
The work done thus far has consisted of grading and deepening the pond. The contractor also installed a polymer liner to reduce pond seepage and conserve water and constructed a wildlife island.
More information on the Pond 1 restoration may be found on the Agua Caliente Park website. During the time the park is closed, dog walkers who enjoy using the park can visit McDonald Park at 4100 N. Harrison Road.