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Doors Open at Newly Constructed Joan Jones Community Center at Atrisco Hills

Community Center was formerly known as Pat Hurley Community Center

Councilor Ken Sanchez, Senator Jacob Candelaria, Representative Antonio Maestas, The City of Albuquerque’s Department of Family and Community Services, and the Pat Hurley Community cut the ceremonial ribbon on the newly constructed Joan Jones Community Center at Atrisco Hills (formerly known as Pat Hurley Community Center).

Tucked in the heart of the Pat Hurley Neighborhood, the new $2 Million, 5,010 sq. ft. center took thirteen months to construct and will provide an Activity Room, Computer Lab, and Game Room for the publics use. Families can also take advantage of Before and After School programming and the Summer Recreation Program.

“Originally, the portable buildings were too small to accommodate the public,” said City Councilor Ken Sanchez. “Now this community center will offer amenities and programs to all residents of all ages in the area while creating a place to interact with each other and be active in the Pat Hurley community.”

Voters passed additional funds during the last election to build out Phase II of the site for a warming kitchen, a fitness room and a basketball court.

“It has been a pleasure to work on this project with Councilor Sanchez and the community,” said Senator Jacob Candelaria, “it is a much needed project for the community.”

Representative Antonio Maestas said “this Community Center is a great addition to the Pat Hurley Park and will compliment activities for all families.”

“The previous center was a small, 2,500 sq. ft., portable that lacked in amenities that it provided,” said Douglas H. Chaplin, Director for the Department of Family and Community Services. “The opening of today’s brand new Joan Jones Community Center will help to reach thousands of people from the community each year.”