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Santa Barbara Park Renovations Begin

Park is nearly 60 years old.

Albuquerque-Today Mayor Richard J. Berry announced the ground breaking of the renovation of Santa Barbara Park.

This new project is meant to promote the quality of life for the distinguished Santa Barbara-Martineztown community, said Mayor Richard J. Berry. We look forward to seeing families enjoy this park for generations to come.

This park, originally built in the 1960s, will undergo a complete renovation. The plan includes a larger playground, new lighting, a shade structure, picnic table, benches, and renovated basketball courts. The City will also plant more trees and shrubs to add color and shade.

The design takes advantage of unique and picturesque views of San Ignacio Church and will include a wheelchair accessible walkway connecting Edith Boulevard and Walter Street.

This distinctive park within the historic community of Santa Barbara-Martineztown presented particular challenges in terms of design and budget, said Councilor Isaac Benton. I appreciate the collaboration between the City and the state legislative delegation representing Martineztown.

Additional Information

  • Cost Total: $415,000
  • Cost Breakdown: $200,000 from two state grants, $143,000 from Council District 2 set-aside, and $70,000 from the Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Dept.
  • Consultant: MRWM, Brian Verardo and Aaron Treviso
  • Contractor : Lee Landscapes, Lee Scott and Aaron Scott
  • Size: Half an Acre