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ABQ BioPark Celebrates Tingley Beach Project Completion

Several upgrades, including shade structure, made possible with PNM Power Up Grant.

Thanks to a PNM Power Up Grant, upgrades were made with visitors’ needs in mind.

A ribbon cutting will be held on Friday, August 28, at 10:00 a.m. at the ABQ BioPark Tingley Beach. Hosted by the ABQ BioPark and New Mexico BioPark Society, the public and media are invited to see the new and exciting improvements that will make a visit to Tingley Beach even more enjoyable.

Visitors can now take advantage of a brand-new shade structure, offering a great spot for celebrations and educational activities. Other improvements include ADA accessible tables, accessible sidewalks around the pond area, signage, and enhancements to beautify the area.

“We’re adding color and shade to the Tingley Beach area,” said Catherine Hubbard, Botanic Garden manager at the ABQ BioPark. “We’re very excited about the new permanent shade structure as well as the Judith Phillip landscape design, installed by our own horticulture staff and Waterwise.  Trees, shrubs and perennials invite visitors into Tingley Beach from the Bosque, and provide a more inviting environment for both Tingley regulars and new visitors.”

This project was made possible by a $50,000 PNM Power Up Grant received by the New Mexico BioPark Society last year.

In 2015, the PNM Power Up Grant program awarded $500,000 to nonprofits to fund projects that will help improve the quality of life and help build stronger communities in New Mexico.

For more information, contact Catherine Hubbard, Botanic Garden manager at the ABQ BioPark, at (505) 848-7181 or [email protected]. The New Mexico BioPark Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that supports the ABQ BioPark. www.bioparksociety.org