Apr. 23 – Special Program Meeting: Burglaries in Jeff Park

Burglar-002Wednesday, April 23, 6:00 pm
Ward III Office, 1510 E Grant 

What are the trends?  How does Jefferson Park compare to other neighborhoods? How can neighbors protect themselves? Officer Katherman will make a one hour presentation with questions and answers to follow.  This will be followed by our regular business meeting (agenda here:)

Apr. 27 – Suppers for Signs

premium-red-sangria-12-550-275x300This special fundraiser will kick-off the neighborhood street signs project.   All are invited to attend–still spaces available. $15* per person. Sangria, Mexican dinner, drawings, and raffles. Call Louie or Joan at 623-9044 to reserve a place.

Support your neighborhood!

* $9 is a donation to the non-profit

The neighborhood needs 32 street signs (at $130 each) for our historic designation. You can contribute by joining the fundraising suppers in the Jefferson Park neighborhood! All will be in Jeff Park homes , each will have its own theme. A part of your ticket is tax deductible!
4:30 pm Reception
5:15pm Supper

By Reservation only
Historic Jefferson Park
Raffle item 12” Tohono Oodham pot

THEME: SANGRIA AND “THE VIEW FROM LOUIE’S”: Historic photographs of the view from Euclid and Grant in the late 1940’s. A display of historic photos of Jefferson Park from the oral history project and Louie’s famous Sangria…he might share the recipe!

MENU: Tortillas, refried beans, shredded beef or chicken, rice and salad
SPECIALS: Free drawing and raffles. COST: Supper – $15.00 *
*A portion is a tax deductible donation
JP wine glass $10**
*A portion is a tax deductible donation

LOCATION: Northwest corner of Jefferson Park – (exact location will be on reservation ticket)
RESERVATIONS: Call Louie or Joan at 623-9044. Paid reservations receive a “ticket” with map of location. Number of reservations are limited.
Free Drawing Rainbarrel
Raffle Item Gift Basket: Talavera

Our Newest Traffic Circle

Trafic CircleIf you don’t usually drive west on Edison to get to Euclid, try it once! Just before Euclid you will see our newest traffic circle.  There are two trees, donated by Trees for Tucson, and planted by Joan H.  Some creosote bushes are waiting to be planted. The “rim” rocks have been dug, hauled and placed by neighbor Chris S.  A donated boulder is waiting to be moved to the circle.  Anyone know how to move a boulder from the 1300 block of E. Seneca to the Traffic Circle?   “Dri Water” was planted with the trees, which is intended to “water” them for 90 days. The circle is being watched and cared for by  the Traffic Circle committee members, Chris P and Suzanne (740-0757). And also a special thanks to the anonymous neighbor who has hauled water to the other circles during this drought!

Volunteers Partner to “Green” the International School

TREES: The trees on the north side of the International School are from “Trees for Tucson”.  The city waived the cost of the permit and neighbors dug the holes and planted.  After two sessions, there are now 11 trees which will soon shade Hampton.

GARDEN:  Walk your pooch on the south side of the International School and see the beginnings of a school garden.  A coalition of neighbors, staff, parents, and  volunteers are bringing together a school garden.  The watering system will be going in, and tiny plants may be sprouting soon. Mortarboard students weeded the area in March.

Grant Road Improvement Update

Representatives from the RTA and the City of Tucson Transportation Dept and Office of Integrated Planning met with residents of Jefferson Park Neighborhood about Phase 2 of the Grant Road Improvement Plan (Castro/Stone to Park Ave). After an informal and nonbinding vote by attendees, it seems that our residents prefer that the City take the houses on the south side of Grant Road and replacing them with a waterharvesting park. This discussion in ongoing. The results of the discussion can be found in this document.

Raffle Helps the Neighborhood


Every ticket sold goes directly to the coffers of the neighborhood forneighborhood projects. Friends of Jefferson Park would like to sell you one or several tickets. Each ticket you buy from Friends gives us $25 for projects to improve the neighborhood, and you get a chance to win a gorgeous 2014 Jeep Cherokee. Other non-profits are selling their allotment of tickets very quickly. Tickets will be available at all the meetings of the Friends and JPNA. If you miss the meetings, you can contact Joanne (798-3602), Suzanne (740- 0757) or Joan Hall (990-8054). Better yet..if you can sell tickets at your work, school, etc.,

call Joan D. (323-2165) or E- mail for tickets

Revised Bylaws and Charter

Updated 6-26-13

The above documents are PDF files. PC users: right-click to download. Mac users: Control-click to download.