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This 13-acre park was built during the Great Depression with funding from then Mayor Clyde Tingley's close friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. Located just east of I-25 and close to the University of New Mexico, the giant trees in this long standing park offer a well-shaded place to run or walk the trails. There are plenty of meandering hills present and an outstanding playground. In the winter, this is an ideal place to go sledding.
Spend some time in this beautiful grassy expanse, away from the jarring city sounds. The Hyder Park is a serene and blissful recreational park that is frequented by many families and locals. Although the park is devoid of play equipment, kids can have a gala time here enjoying picnics or playing their favorite games. Get your furry friends along- they are more than welcome at the park. Food trucks are a common scene at this park.
With over 300 days of sunshine each year, the spacious Montgomery Park is one of the largest and best parks to spend some time outdoors in Northeastern Albuquerque. On weekends, the park comes alive with youth soccer games, ultimate Frisbee tournaments, and historical reenactments. It's a popular place for family barbecues and birthday parties, and the 0.8 mile walking trail around and through the park is popular with walkers, joggers, and pet owners alike. The park grounds include several fenced in tennis courts, a playground, and a public swimming pool open during the warmer seasons. The park is conveniently located next to the Erna Ferguson Public Library and the Palo Duro Senior Center. An on-site parking lot is located on the south side of the park along Comanche Boulevard. - Lydia Schrandt
A long, underground culvert leads you to the visitor's center where exhibits explain the geology, wildlife and plant life of the area. Rio Grande Nature Center is a beautiful place to visit with its walking bridge and cottonwood shaded pathways. This wildlife refuge is situated along the Rio Grande and is a great way to learn about the ecosystem of the Bosque. Take a leisurely stroll, bike ride or an invigorating hike on one of the trails.
From April to October, this playground is open for the young and the young at heart. It offers more than 23 rides, games of skill, arcade and redemption deals and a variety of great food and gifts. Centrally located in Albuquerque for a convenient playful getaway, this place is sure to put a smile on your face and a little extra spring in your step.