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New Dog Park Opened in NW ABQ

New dog park named after adored crossing guard

July 13, 2015

Albuquerque- What an exciting day for our dog owners and their four-legged-friends! The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department opened the city’s newest dog park, at the corner of Universe and Ventana Village Road.

"This new dog park and its amenities are a great way to increase healthy activity for dogs and their owners," said Mayor Richard J. Berry.

The new dog park has been renamed for Kyle "Bud" Warren and his dog, Lady. Bud was a crossing guard at Ventana Ranch Elementary School, and Lady went to work with him every day, patiently waiting while he helped students cross the street. He died in 2012 during surgery to repair an injury sustained when a car hit him while he was on duty. He is survived by his children Gloria, Ron and Celia.

"Bud Warren was a great guy, a veteran of two wars, and well-liked by everyone in the neighborhood," said Albuquerque City Councilor Dan Lewis. "Naming this beautiful park after him is a fitting way to honor him and recognize his service to our country and the Ventana Ranch community."

The park features native plants, an agility training course, and a separate play area for small dogs. Bud Warren and Lady Dog Park is the premier dog park in City Council District 5.

As always, remember to keep our river and animals healthy and Scoop the Poop at home and at your favorite city park.

Additional Information

  • Construction time: 5 Months
  • Total Cost: $400,000 from General Obligation Bonds
  • Consultant: Consensus Planning
  • Contractor: DMD Park Construction
  • Acres: 2.4
  • Park Hours: 6 a.m. - 10 p.m.