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Las Cruces unveils the new Unidad Park

LAS CRUCES – The weather felt unseasonably warm Tuesday afternoon. Almost warm enough to take a dip in the new Unidad Park splash pad.

The City of Las Cruces cut the ribbon and unveiled the renovated Unidad Park Tuesday afternoon. Excluding the splash pad, the park is ready for use and fully operational. The splash pad is awaiting state certification, and the city expects it’ll be ready next spring, according to City Councilor Becki Graham.

“Anything like this is obviously a huge collaborative effort,” Graham said.

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The ceremony commemorated months of labor after voters approved a general obligation bond in 2018 to fund a litany of city projects. The $1.45 million renovation and reconstruction of Unidad Park were among the most noticed.

After the bond’s approval, dozens gathered for the old park’s final send-off in December 2021. Now, on Tuesday, dozens gathered again to welcome the new park.

Debbi Moore, president and CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, told the crowd that the park represented a space for families in Las Cruces.

“This is where we make community happen,” she said.

Justin Garcia is a public safety reporter for the Las Cruces Sun-News. He can be reached at JE [email protected].

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