Jul 23, 2014 12:57 PM by Monica Garcia

The Beach arrives in Downtown Tucson

TUCSON- Can't get to the beach this summer? No problem because the beach has come to you.

That's right sand, water, sun and plenty of food. It's all part of the Tucson Modern Streetcar celebration.

To be exact, The Beach is located in what's known as the MLK parking lot on the corner of Toole and 5th Avenue. One-hundred and seventy tons of sand was needed to fill half the lot.

As for the water, according to Michael Keith with the Downtown Tucson Partnership, they are still trying to figure out how to add in that component.

"we will have some kind of water feature," Keith said. "I think Friday night Mayor Rothschild will come down and dedicate the beach. So I think we're going to try to have a fire truck that will mist the crowds as they make their proclamation."

The Beach officially opens to the public Friday July 25 to coincide with the Streetcar launch.

It will be up for six weeks. For more information on activities being held at the beach click here.

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