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Legacy Neighborhood Gets New Multigenerational Center

New facility in Santa Barbara Martineztown will offer programs for youth and seniors
June 11, 2024

ALBUQUERQUE – Today, the City of Albuquerque celebrated the grand opening of the new Santa Barbara Martineztown Multigenerational Center with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included Mayor Tim Keller, NM Speaker of the House Javier Martinez, local leaders, and community members. Located at 1825 Edith Blvd NE, the new facility provides direct access to city services for residents of all ages and is designed to be a community hub for neighborhood families. 

The 5,000 square foot building features a large multi-purpose space that converts to an indoor pickleball court, computer lab, classroom, warming kitchen, lobby, and office area. Available services include senior meals, out-of-school programs, and a wide variety of opportunities for fitness, recreation, and social enrichment.

"Folks of all ages benefit from centers like these, designed to be community hubs that create connections between generations,” said Mayor Tim Keller. "We’ll continue investing in the future of our legacy neighborhoods like Santa Barbara Martineztown, making sure families have access to quality facilities and resources close to home.”

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Santa Barbara Martineztown is the third multigenerational center to be operated by the Department of Senior Affairs. The department also manages North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center, which opened in 2011 in northeast Albuquerque, and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center in southeast Albuquerque. A fourth multigenerational center is currently under construction in the northwest quadrant near Cibola High School.

“Santa Barbara Martineztown has such a rich cultural history and we are excited to bring our services to the families who call this neighborhood home,” said Anna Sanchez, Director of Senior Affairs. “We can’t wait to see them engaging in our programming and enjoying this wonderful space.” 

Construction on the new center began in June 2023 and cost approximately $5 million to complete. Future projects at the site include new playground equipment and various improvements at Santa Barbara Martineztown Park.