Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Upgrades Spruce Up Fox Park.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

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Fox Memorial Park hit middle age not long ago and got a face lift and a new look.

It was built in 1956, said city Parks and Recreation Director Pleas Glenn, and "basically had no improvements since it was constructed."

Now the 2.5 acre park at 700 Alvarado NE has new play equipment, new basketball courts, benches and trees. The $100,000 in renovation was funded by general obligation bonds voters approved in 1997.

The playground area is the "centerpiece of the first renovation," Glenn said. The city in the future will replace the old irrigation system for one that's not rusted out and that can conserve water. …

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