Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

S. Valley Neighborhood Renovates Park.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

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* Valley Gardens Neighborhood Association spends $85,000 on new equipment

The Valley Gardens Neighborhood Association calls $85,000 in park improvements its "first victory."

The association, one of the city's youngest, has its second annual meeting next week to elect officers. Vice President Tony Smedley hopes more Valley Gardens residents join so that more victories can be won.

The neighborhood near Coors and Gun Club SW has about 600 homes, so "there's no reason we shouldn't have 1,200 members," Smedley said.

The park is getting new slides, climbing equipment and decks for two areas, one for kids to age 5 and the second for ages 5 to 12, said Colleen Frenz, division manager for planning and design in the city's Parks and Recreation Department. …

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