Plans are very much in the works for the upgrading of one of the oldest and most-used public parks in Albuquerque.
Located at 10100 Lomas Boulevard NE on the east side of the city, the 32-acre Los Altos Park features an indoor swimming pool, skate park, half a dozen tennis courts, and four softball fields.
City officials have long wanted to bring the space - which has been described as neglected and aging - up to date, especially with the addition of a modern bike motocross pump track.
City documents regarding the project have additionally pointed out that the park’s irrigation system is in need of upgrading.
Altogether, it is expected that it will cost around $11 million, up from an earlier estimated $10.5 million, to bring the park up to date. The funding will come from a variety of sources, including local Lodgers’ Tax revenue and State of New Mexico grant support.
Members of the Albuquerque City Council have selected the Albuquerque-based MTWM Landscape Architects to serve as the architectural consultants for the park’s eventual renovation.
The Los Altos Park, in reference to the Spanish word meaning, “the heights,” got its name in 1956 as the result of a student competition.
By Garry Boulard
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