City of Albuquerque wins bid for popular neighborhood park

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – The City of Albuquerque was named the winning bidder for Santa Barbara Park in Martineztown.

The city purchased Santa Barbara Park for $60,000. The park was previously owned by the Archdiocese of Santa Fe, who put it up for sale to raise money for its bankruptcy proceedings.

“The City has achieved our goal to own Santa Barbara Park,” Dave Simon, director of Parks and Recreation, said. “The park is so important to the community and we look forward to preserving it for generations to come.“

The auction closed at 5 p.m. Tuesday.