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Parks and recreation projects in District 6.

Wilson Pool

Wilson Park & Pool 

Wilson Park is in the process of receiving a $1.5 million major renovation of Wilson Park and Pool in southeast Albuquerque. The project will transform the area with upgrades and new amenities, including a new play area in the park and the addition of a splash pad and shade structures at Wilson Pool. Other changes to the park include: installation of sidewalks, picnic tables and benches; improvements to the grass field used for sports and recreation activities; and new lighting and fencing to improve safety and security. A major element that will be less visible to park visitors is renovation of the park’s irrigation infrastructure that will improve care for the grass, trees, and other landscaping at the park. The Wilson Middle School tennis courts, which are managed by the Parks and Recreation Department, will be resurfaced, which will support the school’s tennis program as well as general community play. A community information kiosk and neighborhood sign will be added to help bring neighbors together. The improvements and new amenities will help activate the park and create a hub of positive community activity. 

Phil Chacon Park

Phil Chacon Park is one of the City’s largest and located in an area of Albuquerque that is historically underserved. The park is planned to undergo a complete renovation that will make it more of a fully activated asset and gathering space for the entire community.  Funds would be used to rehabilitate athletic fields and turf, upgrade courts and playground equipment ($1.8 million); make safety and security improvements ($550,000); and build in community garden/agriculture elements ($450,000).  The City has already set aside $500,000 for the project and applied for a $1.4 million State Water Board grant (which was unfortunately not funded, but the City will reapply for the grant in 2021).

Officer Daniel Webster Park

Daniel Webster Park is named for APD Officer Webster who was killed in the line-of-duty serving the Los Altos neighborhood in October 2015. The master plan for this park to serve children of all abilities was completed under Councilor Rey Garduño.

Planning and Phase 1 is complete and includes six major elements, grouped into four construction phases, that represent the landscapes and community of Albuquerque. Phase II was completed in 2020.  Phases 3 and 4 are now being planned and designed.  Phase 3 will be an “active” recreational area in the northeast corner of the park with features requested by Officer Webster’s widow as the best way to represent Officer Webster’s love for obstacle courses, challenging sports, etc. 

Funding: This project was funded by city GO Bond proceeds and legislator capital outlay.  In each city bond cycle, Councilor Davis has ensured that new phases of this park are funded.