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A Park Above

The A Park Above will be an inclusive park for people of all ages and abilities located on six acres at 2441 Westside Court (off of Westside Boulevard in Rio Rancho).  

The A Park Above is being constructed to universal design standards to be more “usable” for everyone. The goal of the park design is to create an inclusive social play environment. For more information about universal design, please click here.

Amenities
Ground was broken on this project in October 2013. The current anticipated opening of Phase 1 of the A Park Above is 2015.

Phase 1 amenities will include:

  • Inclusive and accessible play equipment
  • Pedestrian path and loop trail
  • Play/activity areas with perimeter fencing and special surfacing
  • Hill feature with ADA-complaint ramp
  • Sport/basketball court area
  • Water-spray pad
  • Lighting
  • Shade structures
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Outdoor musical instruments
  • Adaptive swings/wheelchair swings

Site Plan Design Rendering

View (searchable PDF)

Video
View
(on YouTube) a brief video about the A Park Above, which was created and donated by Edit House Productions.

Funding and Support (as of June 2015)
Funding for this project has been provided by Governor Susana Martinez and the New Mexico Legislature ($1,263,297 in 2012; $284,927 in 2013; $60,000 in 2014); Sandoval County ($210,000); Intel ($25,000); Sandia National Laboratories/Lockheed Martin ($50,000); Presbyterian Health Plan ($30,000); City of Rio Rancho Park Impact Fees ($238,722); Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation ($17,000); and private and individuals donations.

IN-KIND PRIVATE DONATIONS (FUNDING, SERVICES, MATERIALS)

4Rivers Equipment (donation of equipment time)

A Park Above, Inc. (various private and individual donations)

Affordable Services (donation of HVAC system for bathrooms)

Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority (donation of hauling of dirt)

All American Precast (donation of underground utilities)

APPCityLife, Inc. (development of a park app)

AT&T (donation of survey work)

AUI, Inc. (donations of boulders)

BCL Construction (donated construction of bathrooms)

BestBuy (discount of speakers and installation & labor for landscape installation.

Bixby Electric (donation of electrical installation for bathrooms)

Bohannan Huston (donation of structural engineering for bathrooms)

Boys Scouts of America (volunteer landscape project)

Buildology (donation of sand for sand-play area)

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation (shade structures)

Champion Truss, Inc. (donation of truss package for bathrooms)

CliffDweller Digital (provided contacts for donations)

Complete Concrete & Excavating (donation of underground utilities)

Consensus Planning Landscape Architects (donation of design and project management services)

Coyote Gravel Products (donated concrete for bathrooms)

CVIEW PT, LLC (donation of security/surveillance system)

Daniels Family Funeral Services (donation of granite bricks for sponsorship columns)

Edit House Productions, LLC (produced promotional video)

Enchanted Solar (donation of solar system for park)

Exerplay LLC (donation of pulse game table and play equipment discount)

Ferguson Waterworks (donation of underground utilities)

ForeverLawn (discounted surfacing for playground)

GND, Inc. (donation of structural engineering for retaining wall)

Golden Equipment Company (donation of underground utilities)

Guzman Construction Solutions (donated 200 tons of gravel and boulders)

HEI, Inc. (donation of security/surveillance system)

HD Supply Waterworks (donation of underground utilities)

HouseMax (help with getting donations)

HouseMax and Champion Truss, Inc. (donation of trusses for bathrooms)

Huitt-Zollars (donation of survey work)

Industrial and Commercial Security Systems, Inc. (donation of prewiring for security system)

Innovative Custom Contracting, LLC (donation of installation of bathroom roof)

Intel (cash donation)

J B Designs (donation of paint, tile, and murals)

Joiner Construction, Inc. (donation of dirt work)

JPR (discounted retaining wall blocks)

Land Advisors Organization (donation of boulders)

Materials, Inc. (donation of parking bumpers and picnic tables)

Metal Deports (donation of metal roofing material)

Mom’s Club (volunteer landscape project)

Mountain View Middle School (donation of mosaic mural for park)

NM Aggregates LLC (donated 200 tons of gravel and boulders)

Northridge Electric (donation of lighting package for bathrooms)

Perry Supply (donation of bathroom fixtures)

PlayWorld (play equipment discount/donation)

Presbyterian Healthcare Services (cash donation)

RAXS Building Supply (donation of roof lumber package)

RayLee Homes (donation of plumbing and finish work for bathrooms)

Redline Mechanical (donation of plumbing for bathrooms)

Rio Rancho Metalwerks (donation of materials and fabrication for butterfly benches)

Rio Rancho Rotary Club (donation of amphitheater and shade structure)

RMCI, Inc. (donation of underground utilities)

Roadrunner Redi-Mix (discounted concrete)

Ron Montoya Design Inc. (donation drafting for bathroom design)

Sam’s Club (volunteer landscape project)

Sandia Labs/Lockheed Martin (case donation)

Sandoval County Public Works Department (donation of hauling boulder and dirt)

Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority (donation of hauling of dirt)

Southwest Block (donation of CMU block)

Southwest Door Service (provide doors and hardware at cost)

Star Paving (donation of asphalt lay-down)

Summit Electric Supply (donation of electric gear for bathrooms)

Sundance Mechanical (plumbing for bathrooms)

The Carpet Company (donation of tile for mosaics)

The Response Group (donation of bathroom electrical engineering)

TI Design Services (donation of architectural stamp on bathroom plans)

TLC Plumbing & Utilities (donation of water softening system for park)

Total Lighting Supply (donation of artwork for presentation board)

Valley Fence Company (discounted fence material and installation)

Vulcan Materials Company (donated 200 tons of gravel)

Waste Corporation of America (donation pending)


TECHNICAL ADVISORY TEAM – These agencies assigned staff that donated hours of time to helping with design:

Rio Rancho Public Schools Special Education & Occupational and Physical Therapy Departments

Governor’s Commission on Disability

Sandia National Labs Science & Technology

Presbyterian Hospital Child Life & Occupational Therapy

UNM Center on Disability Autism Program

UNM School of Medicine – Center for Development & Disability

New Mexico Autism Society

Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation & CP Parent Association

Commission for the Blind

The ARC New Mexico

Abrazos Family Support Services

Adelante Development Center, Inc.

A Park Above, Inc.

Phase 2
The Rio Rancho Rotary Club has raised $20,000 for an amphitheater as part of Phase 2, and has committed to raise the additional $10,000 needed to add this amenity. Other Phase 2 amenities, which will be subject to available funding, may include a dog park, walking paths, bocce and horseshoe courts, exercise station, labyrinth, lawn area, and additional lighting.

Non-Profit
A non-profit A Park Above foundation has been created and is working to support and raise funds for the project. For more information, visit their website.

Ownership/Maintenance
The A Park Above will be owned and maintained by the city of Rio Rancho.


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