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BernCo Seeks Community Input for Parks and Recreation Master Plan

First meeting Monday and survey now available online

Bernalillo County – Bernalillo County’s Parks and Recreation Department will host public meetings in support of the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Facilities Master Plan 2015 – 2030. This plan will provide a 15-year roadmap for the development of future parks, recreation and open space facilities.

The meeting schedule follows:

  • Monday, June 8, 6 p.m., Bernalillo County Sheriff’s North Area Command, 6900 Fourth Street NW
  • Wednesday, June 10, 6 p.m., Keshet Performance Space, 4121 Cutler Ave. NE
  • Tuesday, June 16, 6 p.m., Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center, 9800 Fourth Street NW
  • Wednesday, June 17, 6 p.m., Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 ½ Old Highway 66, Tijeras
  • Thursday, June 18, 6 p.m., Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW

 

Bernalillo County residents have the opportunity to win a tablet, courtesy of KRQE and KASA, by participating in an online survey. The survey will help Bernalillo County prioritize the projects proposed in the draft plan. To take the survey, view a video about the planning process, and review the draft plan please visit http://www.bernco.gov/ParksRecreationMasterPlan.

The final Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan will be presented for adoption to the Bernalillo County Commission in August 2015.

The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan was initially developed in 2003. Bernalillo County has completed 75 percent of the projects identified in 2003. Projects include the Rio Grande Indoor Pool renovation; Bachechi, Pajarito, Durand, and Ojito Open Space purchases and development; Gutierrez-Hubbell House renovations and open space development; Vista Grande and Paradise Hills Community Center improvements; and playground upgrades throughout the county.

Suggestions and feedback are welcome. Please call (505) 468-1418 or email parksplan@bernco.gov to give input or ask questions.

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About Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County is 1,160 square miles and is New Mexico’s most populous county with more than 674,000 residents. Bernalillo County government provides a wide range of public services to residents who live in Albuquerque, Los Ranchos and Tijeras and the 111,000 residents who live outside the village and city limits in the unincorporated areas of the county.  Bernalillo County employs approximately 2,500 people and has an annual operating budget and capital investments of more than $500 million. Elected officials include five county commissioners, assessor, clerk, probate judge, sheriff and treasurer.