Community comes together to celebrate park renovation
A re-dedication ceremony took place at Sandia Vista Park Sunday, September 9, 2012 to commemorate its recent renovation and importance to the neighborhood. The New Mexico chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects (NMASLA) hosted the event in conjunction with the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department. Keynote speakers included: New Mexico State Senator Tim Keller, Albuquerque City Councilor Don Harris, and City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Director Barbara Baca.
Designed by Morrow Reardon Wilkinson Miller, Ltd. for the City of Albuquerque, the Sandia Vista Park renovation transformed a worn out, underused park space into a dynamic community gathering space that provides neighborhood children a safe and fun place for recreation.
“We are proud of our parks,” beamed Parks and Recreation Director Barbara Baca. “Sandia Vista Park is a great example of maximizing available resources and making an existing park more attractive and usable for healthy, family recreation.” Robert Loftis, NMASLA spokesperson added, “[This is} A prime example of how a well-designed park can serve as a focal point for community activities.”
The ceremony took place at Sandia Vista Park, located at the intersection of Jane St. NE and Chico Rd NE. The prizes and ice cream were a huge hit!