Golden Pin Lanes is on the table for being closed down in June, not because of lack of business and good works in the community, but because the County does not appear to understand the value of community to dollars.
We are working to help the County and City understand that community is more important than dollars. Strong communities reduce crime.
Help us reduce crime, by telling the County and City to save Golden Pin Lanes. We are asking for one of the following solutions:
1. the County to operate the Bowling Center under the County Parks and Rec program, to house a complete community center that includes Pima One Stop, the mobile library, and other County resources
2. the City and County to partner in the effort to create a complete community center in the area. The property across the street from Golden Pin Lanes could be bought and converted into a parking structure for Miracle Mile businesses and services.
3. the City and County to exchange properties (their choice), and for City Parks and Rec to take ownership of Golden Pin Lanes.
4. the County to enter into a private-public partnership to coordinate efforts in helping to reduce crime by providing quality affordable entertainment for all community members.
*It is important that an agreement be made by December 2018, so current League bowlers can commit to 2019.
For Your Calendars
December 7, 2018. 6:30-8:30pm. First Fridays with Felicia Bowling FUNdraiser at Golden Pin Lanes. $10 for 2 hours of bowling, includes shoes and raffle ticket. Additional raffle tickets available for purchase. Sponsor a bowler! (Save Golden Pin Lanes – http://www.feliciachew.com/savegoldenpinlanes– and First Fridays with Felicia – http://www.feliciachew.com/firstfridays are a part of Felicia Chew Community Projects. For more info on Projects, visit http://www.feliciachew.com/projects.) 1010 W Miracle Mile Road.
December 11, 2018. 9:30am. Meeting with County Administrator. The County has scheduled a meeting to discuss Golden Pin Lanes. It is limited in number of participants, per letters received by members of the Save Golden Pin Lanes Core Team. Recipients of the letter were informed they could bring a colleague. If you would like to attend, please contact us, or Jan Lesher through the County Administrator’s Office. Meeting Location: 130 W Congress, 3rd Floor.
December 17, 2018. 9am. Meet with City of Tucson Parks and Rec Director Brent Dennis at the Parks and Rec Conference Room. Show your support for saving Golden Pin Lanes. Randolph Way.
December 18, 2018. 10am. Call to the Audience at Pima County Supervisors Meeting. Show your support for saving Golden Pin Lanes. 120 W Congress Street.
December 18, 2018. 5:30pm Call to the Audience at Mayor and Council Meeting. Show your support for saving Golden Pin Lanes. 255 W Alameda.
Ways You Can Help Save Golden Pin Lanes!
- December 18 @ 5:30pm
- December 18 @ 9am
**Contact local news to let them know you think this story needs coverage.**
The Acquisition of Golden Pin Lanes did not include public input.
- May 8, 2018. News Article County Considering Bowling Alley
- May 15, 2018. News Report County to Convert Bowling Alley to Office Space.
- May 15, 2018. Memo from Mr. Huckelberry , Purchase of Golden Pin Lanes.
- June 18, 2018. Memo from Mr. Huckelberry – Update on Acquisition
- August 8, 2018. Supervisor Miller Comments on Purchase of Golden Pin Lanes Bowling Alley
- September 11, 2018. News Article Pima County Closes Deal to Develop Northwest Service Center
SAVE GOLDEN PIN LANES UPDATES
December 5, 2018 Update –
- The meeting was held on December 3 with Chairman Elias, and Mr. Elias shared that he would like to Save Golden Pin Lands, and that the County has a need for space for adequate services for women’s health. Read more…
- Emails were sent to City and County officials, and a proposal made at the Call to the Audience on December 4, outlining the possibility of trading City/County land, and/or following the model of the City Eastside substation/County Library facility, and the common interest of providing for community welfare. Read more…
December 1, 2018 Update – The following meetings have been scheduled/held/vacated:
- December 3, 2018. Meet with Chairman Elias at 10 AM 1st floor of the administration building 120 W Congress Street
- December 17, 2018. Meet with City of Tucson Parks and Rec Director Brent Dennis at 9am at Parks and Rec Conference Room.
- November 14, 2018 City Council meeting was canceled. Members of our CORE Team arrived at 5:30pm to a note stating the meeting had been vacated.
- November 20, 2018 Supervisor Meeting Call to Audience. Members of our CORE Team addressed Supervisors and County Administrator at the Call to the Audience.
November 11, 2018 Update – Our Core Team met to discuss next steps:
- Contact Chairman Elias to request a Public Forum for Community Input and /or a Motion to vote to Keep Golden Pin Lanes as a Community Center.
- Reach out to neighbors at Neighborhood Association meetings to inform them of the County’s plans regarding Golden Pin Lanes, and activate neighbors to speak at a Call to the Audience or to Write a Letter to the Editor.
- Contact Mayor Rothschild and Tucson City Manager to:
- Discuss the possibility of acquiring Golden Pin Lanes as part of the City Parks and Rec program, and establishing 1010 W Miracle Mile as the Miracle Mile Community Center.
- Discuss the possibility of trading the land behind the Westside Substation for the Golden Pin Lanes property.
- Write Letters to the Editor regarding the Economic, Health, Safety, and Crime issues in the community.
November 8, 2018 Update – Brief interview with John C Scott on KVOI 1030AM regarding saving Golden Pin Lanes. John was unaware that the County had purchased the Bowling Center.
October 20, 2018 Update – A group of #SaveGoldenPinLanes advocates spoke at the Call to the Audience on October 2 and October 18. Read more…
SAVE THE DATE: SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 “Taking it to the Supes” – 9am at 130 W. Congress. Share your story during the Call to the Audience! We will be presenting an Appeal to the Board and Mr. Huckleberry, and requesting a Committee to examine all factors, and introducing our Save Golden Pin Lanes Project Proposal.
September 8, 2018 Update – We have over 600 signatures! Please share our “Golden Pin Lanes Factoids“.
August 24 Update – Ask the County and City to run the Bowling Center through Parks and Rec, or to allow a private party to purchase or lease the Bowling Center. Click here to read the brief overview. Click here to print and carry paper petitions. Click here to sign and share the online petition.
Click here for August 17 Update – Donate $3 to help save Golden Pin Lanes! Dollar by dollar with some bigger donors will help us reach our goal, keeping quality-affordable-accessible-fun-community entertainment for Tucsonans and visitors!
Click here for August 16 Update – Save Golden Pin Lanes Plan of Action. Community centers — like Golden Pin Lanes — increase happiness and can help reduce crime.
Click here for August 6 Update – Community Centers in Our Neighborhoods – #SaveGoldenPinLanes. Please join us at the Pima County Supervisors meeting on August 7 at 9am and at the Mayor and Council meeting on August 8 at 5:30pm
Golden Pin Lanes is located on W. Miracle Mile Road. It is a gathering place for the community to come together, and enjoy time together. It is at risk of being bought and converted into office buildings, taking a family-friendly establishment and turning it into office buildings. We can have both facilities in the area — the property across the street is also for sale.
The Oracle Area Revitalization Project was tasked with finding ways to improve the economy of Ward 3, one of the poorest areas in Tucson. The acquisition of Golden Pin Lanes — a vibrant, recently remodeled community entertainment venue — into office buildings destroys the community that gathers in Ward 3 to enjoy life. Yes, there are plans of building a new bowling facility in the District, but that requires Tucsonans to have transportation to get to the District.
The costs of time for travel, the costs out of pocket, and the costs to the environment for transportation are unnecessary and unfair, widening the already wide gap between socio-economic classes in Tucson.
We need to do the right thing, not take the easy way out.
Please join me in sending a clear message to the Board of Supervisors, and Mayor and Council that we have had enough of the socio-economic disparities caused by bureaucracy.
I have already contacted Pima County Supervisor Bronson, Pima County Supervisor Elias, and Tucson City Mayor and Council regarding our concerns with the acquisition of Golden Pin Lanes.
What can you do to help?
1. Please copy and paste the letter below, and send to our Board of Supervisors and City Council members to encourage them to seek alternative options! You can copy and paste the letter below, and sign it with YOUR NAME;
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