El Presidio Public Workshop – You’re Invited! 

Rio Nuevo invites you to participate in a public workshop to develop ideas for making the public spaces of El Presidio and its cultural institutions active, dynamic and better connected to downtown. We want to celebrate the past and the future of El Presidio in a diverse, inclusive and equitable way. Please join us and RSVP below or email BrandiHB@rionuevo-tucson.org.

When: Saturday, November 9, 2019, 10AM – 1PM
Where: Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School, 500 W. St. Mary’s Road

Bring your ideas and your walking shoes as we’ll be walking from Davis Bilingual Elementary Magnet School to El Presidio neighborhood. Light snacks will be provided.

RSVP for El Presidio District Workshop

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Placemaking in El Presidio Historic District

Rio Nuevo is working with El Presidio neighborhood, businesses, Project for Public Spaces and other stakeholders to support and enhance the unique characteristics, history and future of the site where the City of Tucson was established. We are working to shape the vision for the district and strengthen the area through support of the businesses and neighborhood while preserving and honoring its history.

El Presidio Museum Duplex Renovation

The Presidio San Agustín del Tucson is a re-creation of the Tucson Presidio built in 1775. The mission of the Presidio San Agustin del Tucson Museum is to promote, preserve, and interpret the natural environment, origins, and history of Tucson and to celebrate its multi-cultural community. 

At the May 2018 Board of Directors meeting, the Board voted unanimously to solicit proposals to take actions necessary to renovate and activate the long-dormant and historic El Presidio Museum Duplex to support activities at the adjacent San Agustín del Tucson Museum. Future use of the Duplex include a bar/restaurant, community kitchen and event space.


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