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Improvements to One of Albuquerque’s Favorite Trails Planned for April

Work will repave Paseo Del Bosque trail segments near Tingley Beach, plant new trees

April 6, 2020

The City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department is beginning work on improvements to the Paseo del Bosque Trail near Tingley Beach and the intersection of Central Avenue and Tingley Drive. The work will involve repaving several short trail segments that have been uplifted by tree roots in order to provide a safe and enjoyable experience for all trail users.

“The Paseo del Bosque Trail is world-renowned for being one of the best places for cyclists, runners, and all sorts of recreational opportunities, and is one of the key points of access to the beautiful Rio Grande Bosque. These improvements will help keep the trail in great shape for years to come,” stated Dave Simon, Director of Parks and Recreation.

The work began last month with the removal of 14 Siberian Elm trees adjacent to the paved trail. Not only are Siberian Elms an invasive species to the Bosque, but their extensive root systems are damaging the existing asphalt trail and creating hazards for trail users.

The Open Space Division will be pole planting dozens of Cottonwood trees in the adjacent sections of the Bosque throughout the spring and summer. Pole plantings will replace any lost canopy from the removal of the Siberian Elm trees.

The repaving work will begin in early April and require approximately one month to complete. The trail will never completely close; however, throughout the construction, detours and points of dismount for cyclists along the trail will be provided. More information related to detours and construction phases will be made available to the public prior to the work beginning. Updates will be available at www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/news.