Landscaping Improvements Complete Along Section of Tramway Blvd — City of Albuquerque
Today, the Albuquerque City Parks and Recreation Department, Councilor Don Harris and former State Representative Abbas Akhil celebrated the completion of a landscaping improvement project along the multipurpose paved path that runs along Tramway Boulevard near Indian School Road.
The landscape around this section of the popular trail had deteriorated due to a variety of impacts. The city invested nearly $ 900,000 in city council and New Mexico state funding to restore and improve the landscape adjacent to the trail.
“Trails are great for Albuquerque, he said Dave Simon, director of parks and recreation. “This project adds beauty to our city, but investing in hiking trails also improves the quality of life in our community, encourages people to make healthy choices, and appeals to the administration’s commitment to sustainable outdoor spaces for every burqueño.”
The landscaping was specially designed for Albuquerque’s high desert climate – with water-use areas and colorful, drought-tolerant plants. Wire mesh was also installed two feet below the surface to prevent prairie dogs from returning to the area. Signs along the route are designed to educate the public about the benefits of planting native vegetation, prairie dogs, and pollinators. New benches were also installed near the path.
“It’s easy to believe that a landscaping project isn’t a big deal, but in some cases the problems go deeper than the aesthetics,” he said Alderman Don Harris. I think Albuquerque is a great city because the neighborhoods are indulging, having concerns, and working with their elected officials to make improvements. “
Until further funding, this project can serve as a pilot program for future landscape improvement projects along the tram corridor.