Commissioner Wayne A. Johnson and the Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department welcome the public to learn more about the Carlito Springs Open Space in the East Mountains.
County staff will present an update on the property Monday from 6-7:30 p.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center in Tijeras.
The 177-acre open space is located near Tijeras in the East Mountains.
“This is a great opportunity for the public to learn more about a real treasure in Bernalillo County’s Open Space program,” says Commissioner Wayne A. Johnson. “Carlito Springs has a fascinating history and will offer forests, meadows, wildlife and more to visitors, just minutes from Downtown Albuquerque.”
Monday’s update will feature the property’s Cultural Landscape Report, including maps, photos and exhibits. County staff will be available for questions.
The purpose of the Cultural Landscape Report is to inventory and evaluate Carlito Springs Open Space’s historical, archaeological, architectural, biological and water resources. For example, the area includes a historic homestead and was once used as a stagecoach stop.
The report is the first step toward revitalizing and opening the property to the public.
Bernalillo County currently manages about 1,000 acres of open space at 12 locations, offering many recreation and outdoor education opportunities from farms and bosque preserves along the Rio Grande to high country forests and meadows.
What: Carlito Springs Open Space public meeting
When: Monday, Feb. 27, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Where: Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 ½ Old Highway 66 (N.M. 333), Tijeras, NM
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