Spend 30 seconds and visit one of Tucson's sweetest parks

Spend 30 seconds and visit one of Tucson's sweetest parks

Any tiny park just north of City Hall is a delight, full of shade, blooming plants and birds.

Christopher Franklin Carroll Centennial Park was dedicated last year at the corner of West Paseo Redondo and North Main Avenue in the El Presidio neighborhood. Already, the plants have grown lush, thanks in part to water harvesting.

If you walk at a normal pace, you will pass through the park in about 30 seconds. But it's a nice place to stop for a few minutes in the shade and to watch the bees and birds.

The park is named for Chris Carroll, a much-honored University of Arizona teacher and Chaucer scholar who died in 2013.. He and generations of his family have lived just up the street from the park. His grandfather, Selim Franklin, helped found the UA. Chris Carroll was a champion of historic preservation. All in all, the park is a perfect tribute to him.

 

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