Arizona’s largest river, the Cheaha, will host an aquatic recreation park with a variety of activities including rapids and tubing.
According to a press release from the Arizona Department of Parks and Recreation, the park will open on July 6.
The park, located in the Cheahaha National Wildlife Refuge, will feature a swimming pool, boating, a canoe, a kayak and kayaking.
“It’s a place where you can go, explore and just enjoy the wild nature,” said Mark Ducharme, president of the Cheahi Valley Conservancy, which manages the refuge.
The Conservancy said it is partnering with the city of Tucson to help pay for the park’s operating costs.
“The Cheahaya River is a major source of water for the region and is a critical part of our water supply,” said Duchuallme.
“We will work with the City of Tucson and the state to secure a $250,000 grant for the project.”
The park is one of the most popular recreational spots in the state.
The Cheahayas largest water source is the Cheahuah, a tributary of the Colorado River.
The park will also feature a fishing pier and a pavilion for children.
The state parks department expects to open the park on July 20.
The Cheahi River, located about 2.5 miles from the city, is part of the Navajo Nation.