Crestview Bluff Protection Discussion

To discuss the possible purchase of the Crestview Bluff for a recreation area


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Aug 24, 2019
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Ted M. Gallegos Center/Alamosa Community Center
6900 Gonzales Rd SW
Albuquerque, NM 87121


The City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation Department will be holding a meeting with interested Albuquerque residents to discuss the possible purchase of the Crestview Bluff for a recreation area. The City and Bernalillo County agreed to work together on potential acquisition of the site based on:

  • The rich history of this town settlement known as the Atrisco Land Grant;
  • The potential of as many as 152 occasional, vagrant, and migratory wildlife species, 17 of which are formally recognized by either State or Federal authorities as sensitive, may be found at or proximate to the site;
  • Crestview Bluff is one of the few remaining undeveloped properties with unobstructed views of the Bosque, downtown, and the Sandia Mountains;
  • The community desires to preserve the land for historical and ecological interpretive education, biological conservation, wildlife viewing, scenic overlooks, and recreation; and
  • The need for open space opportunities for outdoor recreation.

The 43 properties comprising the 34.11-acre Crestview Bluff site are located south of Central Avenue and approximately 1/2-mile east of Old Coors Drive. The eastern edge of the site is bounded by the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District's Arenal Canal. Public access to the site is generally from Central Avenue, and the extensions of Churchill Road and Gonzales Road.

For more information, download the complete comprehensive site analysis here.

Click here for the meeting agenda.




Parks & Recreation Department