April 19th — Celebrate our History starting at 11 AM

HISTORY STOP #1 - 1938 Twenty-four passenger Yellow Coach Model 1204

HISTORY STOP #1 – 1938
Twenty-four passenger Yellow Coach Model 1204

Hunt for History Walk!
It is the same make and model that used to transport Jefferson Park residents to downtown and back. Sit in it, close your eyes, and go back in time. Thanks to Old Pueblo Trolley for the loan of this treasure! Fun for families and residents of all ages – 12 stops on the History Walk. Earn an entry to the raffle drawing for completing the walk. Join neighbors at the International School of Tucson in Jefferson Park to celebrate our historic status.

Adopt a Sign!


We are ahead of schedule and installed Historic Neighborhood signs. We owe the city for the installation. Join 15 of your neighbors in the campaign to fund 46 signs.  Any support is welcome!


Print the form by clicking: Adopt A Sign Donation Form.Contact one of the Board of Directors to indicate your interest in hosting a Supper for Signs event or if you have other fund raising ideas.


SUPPORTER  – Up to $149 donation (suggested minimum of $25). Your name will appear on the Jefferson Park Web site as a Sign Society Supporter.

ADOPT – A – SIGN – $150 donation. You may select any uncommitted sign (see the map) to support specifically. The sign location will indicate your name on the google map. All the benefits of the Supporter level and a pair of wine glasses etched with ‘Historic Jefferson Park’

ADOPT – 2 – SIGNS – $300 donation or hosting a Supper for Signs event to raise money for the signs. You may select up to TWO uncommitted signs (see the map) to support specifically. The sign location will indicate your name on the google map. All the benefits of the ADOPT-A-SIGN level and you will be among the ribbon cutters at a celebration after the signs are installed.

Corporate / Business SUPPORTERS

Donations accepted at the ADOPT-A-SIGN level and above. Your business logo or naming information will be prominently displayed on the Jefferson Park Web site.

Map of the sign locations or view a static map (from March, 2015) below.

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The Jefferson Park Street Signs proclaiming Historic Status are on order!

The Jefferson Park Street Signs proclaiming Historic Status are on order!


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Neighbors Give Input for 2015- Issues * Projects

THE FUTURE  2015 – Here’s what the input charts revealed.

Top Issues facing Jefferson Park Neighborhood

Neighbor adds thoughts to the workshop charts

Jan 2015 – Neighbor adds her thoughts to the workshop charts

(listed from most to least votes)

* Mini-dorms

* Grant Road Construction

* Park Ave Improvements

* Banner and Lester Construction

* Maintaining contributing properties to Historic District

* Landlord education/support

* Loose dogs and dog waste


Neighbors discuss how to set priorities

Jan 2015-Neighbors discuss how to set priorities

* Health and History Walk -2.25 mile signed walk in Jefferson Park utilizing the sidewalks and projected walkways * needs research, printing, and $ support.
* Little Free Library – constructing little libraries on edges of private property with “take a book/leave a book” system, needs carpenters
* Oral History Project – collecting the stories of the people of JP
* Porch Fest – needs porches and musicians

* NEIGHBORHOOD CELEBRATION – for historic street signs and burning the debt paper.

annual mtg east side

Jan 2015-Neighbors decide which fundraisers to persue

WHEN: Sunday April  19 * WHERE: International School Playground

* T-SHIRT SALE AND BOOK SALE – cooperative with local business for t-shirts and book sale from neighborhood donations
                WHEN:  Saturday Oct 24  WHERE: International gymnasium and playground
(above are in the planning stages, so mark your calendars,save those books, offer to help)
* JIM CLICK RAFFLE – this year a Mustang!
* AN ICONIC JEFFERSON PARK T-SHIRT -need artist, images etc
* ETCHED WINE GLASSES – still available and presented to every $100+ donor to the non-profit


Paid off our historic debt !!      Street Signs are on order!

Greening Work – Water harvesting C2E grant,  $1900, twelve new trees planted for the International School * the new traffic circle planting at Hampton and Edison * began a UofA and Neighborhood partnership for water basins.
International School – Helped establish the new garden, advocated for the proposed charter for 6,7,8 grades
Traffic – new stops signs at Seneca and Vine
Land Use Committee Work – advocated for neighbors in the Grant Road project, the Park Avenue project, Banner projects along Lester, and Palm Shadows Apartment project * monitored property developments for compliance with the NPZ  * and a very special thanks to these hardworking folks!
Communication – This is the one year anniversary of this e-news with 18 editions in 2014.  Welcome Packets were distributed to nearly all homes in October. Two doorhanger distributions with the help of the Area Representatives.
Advocated  – for Bond $$$ for Neighborhood Reinvestment.

GUEST EDITORIAL ON BANNER HEALTH – The Helicopter and Martin Avenue

What’s an important neighborhood issue for 2015?  Just a few minutes ago I thought about the jet helicopters landing on the UMC helipad that shake the nearby houses -on election day-Blackhawks!  I am all for bringing patients in safely, But for no other reasons. I hope Banner Health will have an opportunity to stop that practice.  This is a  densely occupied area and Banner’s  projected 11 story building will cause a precarious situation.
Neighbors have lived with a number of house shakings, window rattlings, and animals running for cover.  This last time was the worst I’ve felt.  We are not part of a game. No more unnecessary powerful visits.  They just don’t have to. Two years ago the water line under the bathroom floor broke and had to be replaced. The shaking from these overflights could be a reason.  The noise is very high pitched and LOUD.
This is the time to address the issue with the new owner–Banner Health!  Additionally, we need access to the traffic signal at Elm by way of Martin.  This neighborhood fought exceedingly hard for that signal to keep us safer.   When they built the Ring Road I requested one way…out from Martin only, so the hospital traffic wouldn’t be able to use our neighborhood.  We have to be able to exit there.  Without it,  people will be driving onto Campbell and darting over to be able to make a quick left and create accidents.  We earned access to that light.  Neighbors really have to stand firm in these discussions.

 (Lynne –  on Linden