Anthem still waiting for Florence town parks

By Mark Cowling | Pinal Central

FLORENCE — Anthem still lacks town parks and recreation amenities and there are no plans to remedy this in the year ahead, a Town Council member complained Monday.

“An entire half of the city is not provided services,” and neither are there trails for ease of access to facilities downtown, Councilwoman Kristen Rodriguez said. “I don’t feel like the majority of our citizens are being represented.”

She made her comments Monday as the council approved a tentative annual budget and five-year capital improvement plan (CIP). She noted the town still lacks a skate park in the Anthem area, and it’s nowhere to be seen in the CIP.

“We pay taxes, we want parks and recreation services north of the Gila (River), and the town has not stepped up to the plate,” Rodriguez said. “I feel like we’re missing the boat for another year.”

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