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Los Altos Park Improvements - Phase 1

$15.5 million investment in phase 1 renovations to bring economic benefit with Sports-related tourism.

Complete renovation of the eastern portion of Los Altos Park leads off phase 1 also adding another softball field. This includes everything east of the access road from Lomas Blvd. NE to the Albuquerque Garden Center and Los Altos Pool.

Phase 1 improvements include:

  • Demolition and reconstruction of the softball fields
  • Construction of 5 new softball fields with 300’ outfield fences with up 150 spectators per field
  • Construction of a new Restroom and Community Building with concessions, multipurpose meeting rooms to support regional softball tournaments and community events
  • New and improved vehicle access within the park and new parking around the perimeter of the complex to avoid pedestrian conflicts
  • Construction of a pedestrian “spine” or promenade running through the middle of the complex with seating, shade and food truck parking for regional tournaments and community events.

Phase 1 is expected to be completed in early 2023.

Phase 2 will add other improvements, including:

  • Construction of a signature BMX Pump Track Facility, suitable for hosting regional and national competitions, on NM Department of Transportation-owned property at Easterday Drive NE.
  • Construction of a new dog park in southeast corner/south side of the park
  • Construction of a 20 new horseshoe court capable of hosting regional tournaments
  • Construction of a new playground to replace the current one
  • Continuation of the Phase 1 pedestrian spine connecting the softball complex to the pool, skate park, horseshoe complex, dog park and BMC pump track
  • Continuation of improved vehicle access loop to new primary signalized park entrance and Lomas Blvd. NE and Easterday Dr. NE
  • Additional parking construction to support all of the above improvements and provide overflow parking for large softball tournaments and community events.

 

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See drone footage of the progress on this project below: