Tiguex Park in the MetroABQ's Old Town is an amazing greenspace in the heart of the city. At almost 8&1/2 acres, it sits next to the ABQ Museum, the Explora Science Center, the Rattlesnake Museum & near the iconic 400+ years-old Old Town Plaza. Read More
The Metro has an extensive public art collection, represented in all quadrants & in some out-of-the-way places. When I know I will have extra time
in an area of the city, I check the city's Interactive Public Art Map & seek out interesting public art.
On my way to a new listing (with a cool 3-D Walking Tour) in the Taylor Ranch neighborhood of Santa Fe Village, I pass a shaded little pocket park. Thirty-year mature shade trees line a 1/10-mile walkway with benches on each side; it meanders over a San Antonio arroyo culvert & connects to the Santo Domingo Bikepath greenspace. The park is a slice of green on the edge of busy Unser Blvd on one side & the limited-access Santa Fe Village pocket neighborhood on the other. Read More
Just east of the West Side Cottonwood Mall shopping district, across the Rio Grande, is an amazing jumping off point for the miles of trails & bike paths along the river and beyond. You can go from the stop-and-go streetlight congestion around the
Mall area, to the serene Rio Grande Bosque trails within seconds after crossing over the Alameda Bridge.