Santa Fe Railyard Park + Plaza

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Water tower at Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza, Santa Fe, NM.
Photo credit: 
Don Usner

Opened in 2008, Santa Fe's new central park is rapidly becoming a favorite place to get outdoors in Santa Fe. TPL helped the city acquire a former railyard and later oversaw design, fundraising, and construction of the one-acre plaza and ten-acre park, including a performance green, climbing wall, playground, and bike and pedestrian trails.  Surrounded by museums, galleries, live-work studios, an elementary school, and a teen center, the public space celebrates the history, creativity, and diversity of the city.

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Since 1972, The Trust for Public Land has protected more than 3 million acres and completed more than 5,200 park and conservation projects.