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Mayor Keller, Councilor Peña, Neighbors Celebrate Opening of Anderson Heights Park

Two-acre park improves access to green space for west side residents.

May 15, 2019

Southwest Albuquerque residents have more green space available to them with today’s opening of Anderson Heights Park. Mayor Tim Keller and City Councilor Klarissa Peña today joined neighbors for a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the two-acre park that features a play area, a basketball court, and a picnic plaza.

“Parks are so important to our communities, and we’re thrilled that Anderson Heights Park provides a safe place for kids and families to relax and play,” stated Mayor Keller. “Green spaces like neighborhood parks are essential to the physical, social, environmental, and economic health of our city. We’re committed to improving access to parks and open space so that every resident can reap these benefits.”

“Today is such an exciting day for the Anderson Heights community because this new park will be a vital asset for the surrounding neighborhoods and families for generations,” stated City Councilor Klarissa Peña. “This ribbon cutting opens this park, but our work, planning, and fundraising efforts continue in order to increase the number of parks and green space on Albuquerque’s Southwest Mesa.”

Voters approved more than $935,000 for Anderson Heights Park in the 2013 and 2017 General Obligation Bond elections. The two-acre park features a play area in the northwest corner adjacent to a shaded picnic plaza to create a convenient place for kids and families to relax and play. The park also includes ADA-accessible pathways meandering through the entire park. In the southeast corner, a half-court basketball court offers additional recreational opportunities. Flowering trees and native shrubbery are planted throughout the park.