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Bureau of Reclamation Issues Finding of No Significant Impact on Proposed Regional Sports Park in Marana

Media Contact: Patricia Cox , (623) 773-6214 ,
John McGlothlen , (623) 773-6256,

For Release: November 21, 2008

The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact on a proposal to construct a sports park in the Town of Marana. A draft Environmental Assessment was released on August 12, 2008 and, following a 30-day public comment period, Reclamation has determined that construction and operation of the park will not significantly impact the environment.

The proposed sports park would be located on approximately 500 acres of federally owned land southeast of the Marana Northwest Regional Airport, adjacent to the east side of the Central Arizona Project canal along Avra Valley Road in Marana, Ariz. The park would be designed to accommodate various team sports, community events, picnicking, and equestrian use with associated amenities, including restrooms and parking. Park facilities would be developed primarily for day use. A 6- to 12-year phased approach has been proposed by Marana for the initial development of the park.

A copy of the final Environmental Assessment and FONSI can be obtained by calling Reclamations Environmental Resource Management Division at 623-773-6251, e-mailing , or by downloading the documents from the Phoenix Area Office website at

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