Albuquerque upgrades water fountains at city parks

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Mayor Tim Keller and the Parks and Recreation Department gave an update on the improved fountains that are being installed in several parks across the city ahead of summer.

The new systems upgrade current water fountains to include reusable water bottle filling stations and hand washing stations.

“Hydration, cleanliness, and sustainability are all critical considerations for urban parks. These upgrades help us address all three,” said Dave Simon, Parks and Recreation director. “We’re pleased to have installed so many of the new stations and look forward to completing the rest and enhancing our city parks for even more people.”

28 water fountains have been installed in parks throughout the city and another six will be installed later this year. 

“Although water fountains might seem like a minor addition to a park, they are important amenities that everyone appreciates,” Keller said. “With bigger park projects underway, we cannot forget the little things that matter and improve the park experience for folks in Albuquerque.”

Below is the list of parks with new water fountains:

  • Paradise Skies
  • Ventana Ranch
  • Presidio
  • Pat Hurley Lower
  • Tower
  • Westgate Community
  • Sierra Sunset
  • Columbus
  • Gail Ryba Bridge
  • Old Town Plaza
  • Tiguex
  • Triangle Dog
  • Tingley Ballfields
  • Barelas
  • Vista del Norte
  • North Domingo Baca
  • Arroyo del Oso
  • Altura
  • Summit
  • Roosevelt
  • Loma Linda
  • Bullhead
  • Trumbull
  • Manzano Mesa
  • Singing Arrow