Commission Chair Art De La Cruz and community leaders today celebrated the first-ever off leash dog park in unincorporated Bernalillo County.
The Rio Bravo Off-Leash Dog Park features a secure fence, shade structures, water and room to run for local dogs.
The park is located within the existing Rio Bravo Park at 3910 Isleta Blvd. S.W.
“Bernalillo County is proud to offer this new recreational opportunity for pets and their owners,” Commission Chair Art De La Cruz says. “This is a beautiful park where dogs can run safely and neighbors can say hello. Best of all, it’s free and adds to Bernalillo County’s excellent parks and recreation system.”
Commissioner De La Cruz also noted that many constituents have asked for a dog park for many years. The project was relatively inexpensive because there was no need to purchase land.
The park is open from sunup to sundown, year round. The new Rio Bravo Off-Leash Dog Park is just one of 49 parks maintained by Bernalillo County, in addition to 12 open spaces that cover almost 1,000 acres. The county also maintains 15 miles of trails and two athletic complexes.
“Bernalillo County has a top-notch parks and recreation system, with everything from softball tournaments to pristine open spaces,” Commissioner De La Cruz says.
To learn more about parks in Bernalillo County, visit www.bernco.gov/fun. For more information about animal care services, visit www.bernco.gov/cats
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