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 City of Albuquerque and is adjacent to the AMAFCA-owned 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 three phases of the multi-generation center, including the recently completed gymnasium addition. Future design efforts to complete the park master plan include an aquatics facility and additional parking.