Open Space Controversy News

A group has organized to oppose the City of Albuquerque’s plan to build a visitors’ center at the Elena Gallegos Open Space. For more information on the group, visit:

The City has responded to the group, which filed suit to stop the construction, by issuing this statement: The city’s parks and recreation department provided this statement about this project:

This project is still in the public input phase. The Parks & Recreation Dept./Open Space Division is completing further environmental and engineering studies. No final decisions have been made on whether the City will move forward with an environmental education facility, what that facility might specifically look like, or where it would be located. The Open Space Division would not propose a project that we feel would unacceptably impact the Elena Gallegos Open Space and we will continue to advocate for increased access and social equity in environmental education. As we move forward in the process, further public input opportunities will take place once studies are complete.