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Patrick Smith Park was named for Monsignor Patrick Smith who was pastor of the adjacent Christo Rey Church for many years starting in 1946. A plaque set into the ground commemorates his life. While... Read More
Patrick Smith Park was named for Monsignor Patrick Smith who was pastor of the adjacent Christo Rey Church for many years starting in 1946. A plaque set into the ground commemorates his life. While the official address is Canyon Road, the park is best accessed from East Alameda Street. The quiet 1.54 acre site, set along the Santa Fe River on the city's historic Eastside ,offers contemporary play equipment, basketball courts and a picnic area complete with BBQ grills. Feel like walking? Head west on Alameda Street where you will find tiny pocket parks with picnic tables along the way. These parks extend all the way past Saint Francis Drive. Occasionally in spring, or when water is released from the Santa Fe Reservoir, you'll see a bit of water in the usually dry river bed.
1001 Canyon Road
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Parks: "Traveling with kids and need a place they'll enjoy? Check out Patrick Smith Park. The creative, child-friendly climbing equipment beckons to all but is designated exclusively for children under 12. Older kids and adults can take advantage of the basketball court. Bring a picnic lunch of dinner."
- Best for Parks Because: Patrick Smith Park offers a quiet spot for the entire family or for anyone who is looking for a peaceful spot.