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, visit the U.S. Access Board Web site.
Phase 1 amenities will include:
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 January 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); City of Rio Rancho Park Impact Fees ($190,836); Carrie Tingley Hospital Foundation ($17,000); and private and individuals donations.
IN-KIND PRIVATE DONATIONS (FUNDING, SERVICES, MATERIALS)
Joiner Construction, Inc.
TI Design Services
The Response Group
Coyote Gravel Products
Southwest Door Service
HouseMax and Champion Truss, Inc.
Summit Electric Supply
Champion Truss, Inc.
Valley Fence Company
All American Precast
Complete Concrete & Excavating
Golden Equipment Company
HD Supply Waterworks
NM Aggregates LLC
Guzman Construction Solutions
Vulcan Materials Company
Land Advisors Organization
Industrial and Commercial Security Systems, Inc.
Rio Rancho Metalwerks
J B Designs
Total Lighting Supply
Consensus Planning Landscape Architects
Innovative Custom Contracting, LLC
Daniels Family Funeral Services
Edit House Productions, LLC
Sandoval County Public Works Department
Southern Sandoval County Arroyo Flood Control Authority
Albuquerque Metropolitan Arroyo Flood Control Authority
Mountain View Middle School
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.
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 Web site.
The A Park Above will be owned and maintained by the city of Rio Rancho.
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