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City Councilors Help Break Ground on Women's Memorial Park

Councilors Peña, Sanchez, and Borrego joined Mayor Keller to honor the women that lost their lives

Albuquerque Mayor Tim Keller, City Council President Ken Sanchez, City Councilors Klarissa Peña, and Cynthia Borrego, with the Parks and Recreation Department and the Albuquerque Police Department, joined family members and friends, to hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for the Women's Memorial Park on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018. State Senators Linda Lopez and Michael Padilla also spoke and joined the ceremony. Family members dug the shovels in and turned the dirt to commence the construction project to build the park. 

The Women’s Memorial Park will be constructed at the site where the remains of eleven murdered women and an unborn child were discovered in 2009. The park design was approved by the families and they have been instrumental in selecting trees, shrubbery, benches, and other design features. The site is considered very sacred to the families of the women who were discovered buried there. The cases are still under investigation, but the City of Albuquerque hopes that the Memorial Park will offer a sense of comfort to the families.