Significant irrigation work is in the planning stages for the sprawling site of the Municipal Recreation Complex in Santa Fe.
The 1,200-acre property, home to five soccer fields, six softballs fields, and one bike motocross track, among other features, has been subject to irrigation issues for the last several years.
Located at 205 Caja Del Rio Road, the site was partly closed down in 2016 when work was undertaken to replace some of the facility’s irrigation system, re-opening two years later.
Now members of the Santa Fe City Council may vote to approve $250,000 to build an irrigation system that would serve the center’s soccer fields.
That funding is being shifted from the second phase design work at the Southwest Area Node Regional Park in part of a larger city effort to reduce by about $7 million capital project expenditures for the next fiscal year.
Some $350,000 will still target the design work at what is known as the SWAN Park, which is located at Jaguar Drive and State Road 599.
The first phase of that park opened in the fall of 2015.
The Santa Fe City Council is expected to take up the capital projects funding issue when it meets on June 24.
By Garry Boulard
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