Friday, April 3, 2015

Iron Horse park(lets)

There are several dots of parkland just north of Broadway, east of 4th Avenue. They aren't directly on a city street, and the official address doesn't make much sense. To get there by car, drive along 10th Street and park around the corner with 2nd Avenue. If you ride Aviation Bikeway, or walk the path that starts at the southwest corner of the Coronado Hotel, you'll pass all three park(lets).

To me, Iron Horse Park itself is too big to be called a “parklet.” To the west is “For Speed These Lines," a sculpture by John Davis and Siobhan Roome:

There's no place to sit near the sculpture, but a path winds through it. Have a look at the details in the columns. For a place to sit, head east past the main part of Iron Horse Park to this sitting arc (and bike rack):

It's at the mouth of the Diamondback Bridge. Aviation Bikeway continues from there past Davis-Monthan AFB.

Closer to 10th Street is Iron Horse Community Garden with a pretty mural on the fence in front. (That page is from the Tucson Murals Project blog.)

Location: South of 10th Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

Parking: Street (and bike) parking

Hours: Basically, daylight hours — though there are some lights near (and through) the snake bridge