Repurposed Railyard Becomes Award-Winning Park

The City Parks blog looks at Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza, one of the winners of this year's Rudy Bruner Awards for Urban Excellence.

Colleen Gentles explains how the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation and The Trust for Public Land worked with the local community to develop a plan for the aging site, and succeeded in spades:

"Many dimensions of Santa Fe converge here: history, water use, local agriculture, transportation, education, arts and culture, and community. There are commercial and cultural facilities, the twice-weekly Santa Fe Farmers Market, a pedestrian and bicycle path, and a commuter rail connection for Northern New Mexico within the Railyard's historic depot. As the 'family room' of Santa Fe, the Railyard complements the city's 'living room' in the historic Santa Fe Plaza by providing additional space for arts, festivals, and day-to-day life."

Full Story: Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza: A Historic Step Toward Urban Excellence

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