La Luz de Amistad Park
Location: Albuquerque, NM
La Luz de Amistad Park once served as a gateway feature to the City of Albuquerque for visitors entering town along Route 66, but in recent years it had become a run-down shadow of its former self.
The City of Albuquerque hired MRWM landscape architects to redesign the park. The project included a complete renovation and recreation of two main plaza spaces, each with artistic features at the center.
The main plaza incorporated a sundial created of precast, colored concrete pavers. It also included the addition of benches and whimsical bike racks evocative of a peloton of cyclists, marking the park as the terminus of the Tramway Boulevard bike trail. A sculptural wall of precast concrete segments and LED accent lighting complete the project making it attractive and inviting to visitors and residents alike.