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City Councilor Cynthia Borrego, Parks and Recreation Department, and State Senator Sander Rue Announce Improvements at Mariposa Basin Park

Over $500,000 in improvements coming to northwest park.

On November 7, 2019, City Council Vice President Cynthia D. Borrego and the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department, State Senator Sander Rue, and Petroglyph Little League announced improvements to Mariposa Basin Park. Councilor Borrego dedicated more than $31,000 to install new signs and trash receptacles at the park, while Councilor Borrego and State Senator Rue’s collaborative efforts at the 2019 Legislative Session resulted in over $500,000 in planned upgrades to Petroglyph Little League Field slated for construction in 2020. 

The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department already installed ten new trash receptacles and new signage updating the park’s character and equipment. Just completed and unveiled today, the park’s new signage includes sculptural butterflies symbolizing the park’s name.

“The new monument signs at Mariposa Basin Park include an artistic element that represents the name ‘Mariposa’ meaning butterfly and acknowledges the natural environment and wildlife that call the northwest mesa their home including butterflies, birds and other beautiful creatures living mostly in harmony on our Westside,” said Councilor Borrego. “In addition, the almost ½ million in funding obtained from State Capital Outlay for Petroglyph Little League Fields will pay for lighting, paving, benches, trash receptacles, and field improvements to keep our children involved in sports related activities for years to come.” 

Working with District 5 Councilor Cynthia Borrego, State Senator Sander Rue secured funding for the improvements to Petroglyph Little League Fields, located within Mariposa Basin Park. The Little League Field projects will include Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliance and accessibility improvements, new lighting, shade structures, and field construction as recommended by the Petroglyph Little League administrators. These upgrades will expand the experience and accessibility of the fields for families and athletes attending games.

“Investing in our City parks improves Albuquerque’s quality of life,” stated Dave Simon, Director of Parks and Recreation. “Thanks to Councilor Borrego and Senator Rue, Mariposa Basin Park is even more inviting and beautiful.”

Total funding for these projects is $518,874. $487,166 from State Capital Outlay and $31,708 from Council Set-Aside Funds.

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