Consensus Planning has been providing landscape architecture, planning, and construction management services for this park facility since 1997 … and we’re still at it! Our services started with a Master Development Plan for this 58-acre site in North Albuquerque Acres. The property is owned by the Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo and Flood Control Authority (AMAFCA) and the City of Albuquerque, and includes the Harry Kinney flood control dam. The Master Development Plan balanced significant drainage considerations, recreational opportunities, community facilities, and community desires. A steering committee of neighborhood representatives was formed to transmit the concerns of the community into the planning process. The public involvement process was extremely important in developing a facility program that responded to City and community priorities. Consensus Planning worked with a Technical Team and Public Advisory Committee to formalize the program and shape the layout of the park.
Nine phases of construction have produced an exciting multi-use park that provides something for everyone. Improvements include: a dog park, a lighted skate park, children’s play area, picnic facilities throughout the park, four multi-purpose recreation fields, six lighted tennis courts, 4 lighted handball courts, a climbing wall, three bocce ball courts, perimeter trail system, and two phases of the multi-generation center. Future design efforts will include completion of the multi-generation center, an aquatics facility, and a branch library.