The construction of a parking lot located along St. Andrews Drive at Garden Canyon Linear Park started today and the existing unpaved parking area will be closed starting Monday, Jan. 11.
The closure will remain in effect for the duration of the project, which is expected to be completed in mid-April. The project schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and other factors. During the closure, the project area will be restricted to construction personnel only.
Patrons may use the existing Garden Canyon Linear Park parking lot located along Cherokee Avenue to avoid the project area until the work is completed. Drivers traveling near the work zone are reminded to proceed with caution, slow down, and watch for personnel and equipment.
This project is being completed with the assistance of an Arizona State Parks & Trails grant of over $79,000. This includes a minimum 5.7 percent match from the City that may be covered by staff time and in-house resources contributed to the project. The grant covers about 90 percent of the project cost, with the remainder paid for by the City.
This project marks the most significant improvement to the park since the Cherokee parking lot was constructed along with improvements at Kachina Trail and Calle Encina in 2009. A master plan for the park was created in 2008 with the help of public input.