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Mayor Keller, Councilor Harris Unveil Upgrades to Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center

Center undergoes renovations ahead of National Senior Games.

June 4, 2019

Mayor Tim Keller and City Councilor Don Harris today unveiled recent improvements to the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center, including a complete remodel of the facility’s restrooms and renovations to the gym. The project was completed in time for expanded summer youth programs at the center and for the upcoming National Senior Games.

“Manzano Mesa is a community asset that offers people of all ages a variety of activities and recreational opportunities,” stated Mayor Keller. “These upgrades have been a long time coming, and we’re grateful they’re completed as we prepare to host summer programs and the National Senior Games. Everyone in southeast Albuquerque should be sure to come take advantage of this amazing facility.”

“These improvements at the Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center will give our Senior Games athletes top of the line facilities and will showcase Albuquerque to our visitors during the games,” stated Councilor Harris. “However, these improvements are a truer asset to our own community here and will be used for years to come.”

Funding for the remodel to the center’s restrooms came from Councilor Harris’ set-aside funding and General Obligation Bonds. The City invested approximately $400,000 to completely replace the restrooms with new plumbing and fixtures, updated tile, and ADA-accessible facilities.

Approximately $50,000 was invested in renovations to the center’s gymnasium to prepare it for year-round activities, in addition to summer youth programs and the upcoming National Senior Games. The project involved deep cleaning the entire gym, painting, and adding plywood protection up to 8 feet on the walls.

Additionally, the Parks & Recreation Department is nearing completion of the installation of 12 new lights at the outdoor pickleball complex in the adjacent Manzano Mesa Park. The new lights will allow play into the evenings, which is especially beneficial during the warm summer months. Both the multigenerational center and outdoor pickleball complex will be the site of the pickleball competition for the National Senior Games, which run June 14-25.