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Fort Marcy Complex
The Fort Marcy Complex is the city's most diverse park. Set just north of the downtown area, off Bishops Lodge Road, it's a destination for many area residents as it has a lot to offer. The Complex's... Read More
The Fort Marcy Complex is the city's most diverse park. Set just north of the downtown area, off Bishops Lodge Road, it's a destination for many area residents as it has a lot to offer. The Complex's recreation center boasts an indoor pool. a tot pool, a fitness center with cardio-equipment, a fully equipped weight room, racquetball courts and a full court gymnasium. They also offer an extensive roster of fitness classes including aerobics and aqua aerobics, Tai Chi, Pilates, yoga and body sculpting. Their community room can be rented for parties and events. There is also a covered outdoor picnic area that can be reserved. You can either become a member or pay for day use of the indoor facilities. The Complex's park offers playing fields, playgrounds, a walking path, a putting green and stationary outdoor fitness equipment. The end of summer brings over 10,000 people for the annual Burning of Zozobra (Old Man Gloom). This tradition started in the 1920s when artist Will Shuster designed a HUGE marionette and people put their cares and woes into this giant effigy. After an afternoon of pageantry and music he's set afire. It's considered to be the unofficial opening to the annual Fiestas de Santa Fe, started in 1712 and the oldest celebration of its kind in the country.
490 Bishops Lodge Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Parks: "The Fuego, the local professional baseball team, play their home games at the Fort Marcy Complex. The team belongs to the independent Pecos League, started in 2012. They field teams in the desert mountain region from West Texas to Southern Colorado."
- Best for Parks Because: The Fort Marcy Complex offers public indoor and outdoor recreational facilities for the community and visitors alike.