Well, technically it isn't a dragon; it's a Griffin (1/2 lion, 1/2 eagle). This fantastic, bold sculpture guards Scott Avenue near Broadway and is one of downtown's most magnificent pieces of public art. If you want to see a daytime photo of him that I posted a few years ago, click here.
I'm a transplanted New Yorker who loves the Tucson climate. On New Year's Day I have a bit of fun calling my (snowbound) east coast friends to announce that I'm drinking coffee while sitting on my patio. (: