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    Albuquerque, NM 87102
     
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    Arenal Open Space

    Project Scope

    The Parks, Recreation and Open Space Facility Master Plan identified acquisition and improvement of agricultural lands north of Rio Bravo as one of the top 15 most important projects.

    In 2015, the county entered into a purchase agreement for the acquisition of the former Swendson Dairy (phase 1) and appurtenant pre-1907 water rights (phase 2) using new Open Space Mill Levy Funds from fiscal year 2016 ($1,350,000) and fiscal year 2017 ($350,000). The county then purchased the adjacent Zagar property for $650,000 (phase 3) at the end 2016 using fiscal year 2017 funds. These properties have been fenced by the county will remain agricultural with a trail and other improvements that will come out of a Master Plan and Management Plan that will be undertaken in 2018. In the spring of 2017, the county entered into negotiations to purchase an additional adjacent property on the east side of the irrigation ditch, which is proposed to become an incubator farm site (phase 4).

     

    General Project Information:

    Status | Master Planning

    Project Planner | John Barney
    Email: jcbarney@bernco.gov
    O: (505) 314-0404 C: (505) 933-1113
     

    Phase 1 Acquisition Cost | $1,150,000

    Construction Completed | June 2016

     

    Phase 2 Acquisition Cost | $550,000

    Construction Completed | August 2016

     

    Phase 3 Acquisition Cost | $650,000

    Acquisition Completed | December 2016

     

    Funding: Bernalillo County Open Space Mill Levy

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    • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
      Location:
      478 NM-333, Tijeras
      Time:
      12/15/2017 9:00 AM - 12/15/2017 12:00 PM

    • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
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    • Come join us Fridays from 12:30 to 3 p.m. for our Crochet Group. Free.
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      12/15/2017 12:30 PM - 12/15/2017 3:00 PM

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