The City of Tucson won a $1.5 Million grant to remove grass from city parks and replace it with landscaping that uses less water.

The city is not talking about removing turf altogetherjust replacing part of it with desert landscaping that does not need nearly as much water.

The program is for non-functional turf-grass thats there just for looks. That means it would not affect places like natural grass playing fields.

So far the city has designated parts of three parks:

Ormsby, on the Westside, Mirasol in Midtown, and James Thomas on the Southside.

The State of Arizonas Water Infrastructure Finance Authority awarded the grant to encourage water conservation.

The program will also devote money to helping commercial properties replace water hungry grass with desert landscaping.