Alameda Park; Alamogordo, NM.

This park is right next to our local zoo; The Alameda Park Zoo, which was founded on 1898, and is one of the OLDEST zoos in the country.

This is a picture of the Alameda Park published on 1908:

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Alamogordo’s Farmer’s Market, with vendors from the Otero County as well as Lincoln County; offers fresh, seasonal, and local produce at the northern side of the park. They are Open from June through October, every Saturday.

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We like to come to this park when the kids need a big, spacious place to run around. We might play with a ball, run races, do cartwheels, or just picnic on the grass. There is a covered playground, a shelter with picnic tables, and a bench if you just want to sit and read.

Community events and birthday parties are held here, and the shelter can be secured with a fee. I think I have seen people doing a Yoga class, and definitely other interest groups doing different activities.

Take a Virtual Tour and see for yourself why you gotta visit:

 

Two Rivers, One Experience

Picture this:

The sound of a long noisy river canopied over by strong, tall pines. Fish; here and there, hiding under numerous rocks that lie like big stepping stones across the river.

The steep side of a hill begging to be climbed borders the western side of the river, and on the border opposite to it a play ground with a picnic area. A bit further, across the busy street; a pizza place waiting to feed hungry urban explorers.2rivers

Having young children doesn’t necessarily mean one cannot commune with the wild Spirit of the Southwest. Ruidoso’s Two River Park (yes, two actual rivers run through it) provides a means for families to experience the wildness of southwestern nature, and the comforts necessary to make the outing effortless and invigorating.

Take the Virtual Tour and see what a beautiful setting.