Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Changes Coming to Manzano Mountains Park.(Mountain View)

Byline: Carolyn Carlson Journal Staff Writer

Plan Lays Out Improvements

A butterfly count, an amphitheater, bearproof trash cans and handicapped accessible bathrooms are among the changes coming to Manzano Mountains State Park.

The 160-acre park is 13 miles north of Mountainair and three miles from the village of Manzano.

Karen Brown, Manzano Mountains State Park superintendent, presented the plan at a public hearing April 24 to gather public input for the park's five-year management plan.

"The plan will provide direction for the management and development of the park in a manner that enhances recreational opportunities, protects the park's resources and protects the natural environment," Brown said. …

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