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The Railyard Park at the southern end of the Railyard District was developed by the Trust for Public Land who also helped the city acquire the land. Santa Fe's newest park was designed by New York... Read More
The Railyard Park at the southern end of the Railyard District was developed by the Trust for Public Land who also helped the city acquire the land. Santa Fe's newest park was designed by New York firm Ken Smith & Associates, winners of an international design competition. The 10 acre park has an outdoor performance space, a children's play area with climbing, sliding and water features as well as picnic tables. It's landscaped with over 300 trees and drought-resistant plants. The over 400-year-ld Acequia Madre, the primary irrigation ditch, runs through the area. In years with ample rain, the acequia supplies needed water to the park. The pedestrian-friendly park provides "drop-off zones" for disabled and elderly people. The park is part of an overall vision for a "cohesive urban area" that includes the Railyard Plaza, home to the Santa Fe Farmers Market and shops and restaurants.
600 Guadaloupe Street
Santa Fe, NM 87501
- Parks: "The Railyard Park is a space used for public events, many of them free, including art markets, concerts and outdoor film showings. Along with the adjacent Railyard Plaza and the Railyard Art District, it attracts both locals and tourists to the area."
- Best for Parks Because: This important public space, part of the vital Railyard District, attracts people from all over Santa Fe.