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Parks across the City get Upgraded Hydration Stations

New hand washing and bottle filling stations make parks easier to use, encourage sustainability

May 9, 2023

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, Mayor Keller and the Parks and Recreation Department gave an update on the improved water and hand washing stations that are being installed in several parks across the city. The new systems upgrade current water fountains to include easy reusable water bottle fillers and hand washing stations. These important amenities help folks stay clean and hydrated as they enjoy City parks, especially throughout the summer.

“Hydration, cleanliness, and sustainability are all critical considerations for urban parks. These upgrades help us address all three,” said Dave Simon, Director, Parks and Recreation. “We’re pleased to have installed so many of the new stations and look forward to completing the rest and enhancing our city parks for even more people.”

28 water fountains have been installed in parks throughout the city and another six will be installed later this year.  

“Although water fountains might seem like a minor addition to a park, they are important amenities that everyone appreciates,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “With bigger park projects underway, we cannot forget the little things that matter and improve the park experience for folks in Albuquerque.”

These important amenities are part of the Keller Administration’s ongoing efforts to keep Albuquerque’s green spaces safe and accessible so that everyone has the opportunity to enjoy nature and use public spaces. Below is the list of parks with new water fountains.


Paradise Skies

Ventana Ranch


Pat Hurley Lower


Westgate Community

Sierra Sunset


Gail Ryba Bridge

Old Town Plaza


Triangle Dog

Tingley Ballfields


Vista del Norte

North Domingo Baca

Arroyo del Oso




Loma Linda



Manzano Mesa

Singing Arrow


About CABQ Parks & Recreation: The City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining nearly 300 parks, 143 miles of multi-use trails, more than 29,000 acres of Major Public Open Space, four municipal golf courses, and numerous aquatics and recreation facilities throughout Albuquerque. Hundreds of employees across six divisions within the Department take pride in ensuring Albuquerque residents have great facilities to foster a vibrant and healthy community.