Neighbors band together to improve park

Eddie Garcia
November 14, 2017 10:27 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- "Be the change that you wish to see in the world," is an often used quote from Mahatma Gandhi. At Alvarado Park in northeast Albuquerque, the neighborhood is putting that change into action.


"I think the key really is to communicate with your neighbors," said Diane Gibson, the city councilor for District 7.

Gibson said the neighborhood association came to her with the idea to put in power hookups for the Mile Hi growers market, which has been at the park for the last few years.

"Typically, the Mile Hi market sets up right in the area where we're standing," she said.

Gibson got the ball rolling to put in the four power hookups, paid for by the council district set aside fund. They'll also be used for food trucks during neighborhood events.

The neighborhood association says this is all being done to further improve life for residents.

"They are very active. This is a great neighborhood," Gibson said.

It all started with everyday people getting together to make their little pocket of Albuquerque even better.

"Their sense of identity and pride and community building is what it's all about," Gibson said.


Eddie Garcia

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