Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

County Lands Hang Glider Park.(Metropolitan)

Byline: Journal Staff Report

IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD

* Paved path around new site also welcomes bikers, rollerbladers

Drop on in to Bernalillo County's newest park.

Big Sky Park, just finished, has one of its five acres dedicated as a landing spot for hang gliders that soar off Sandia Crest.

The area has just been seeded so it isn't likely to be heavily used for landing until the grass comes up, said Thaddeus Lucero, Bernalillo County's Community Services director.

Its other users aren't waiting.

"We don't have sidewalks out here," said Bonnie Harley, president of North Albuquerque Acres Community Association. "That's why I pushed so hard" for a park with a paved path. …

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