La Luz de Amistad Park

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Completed: 2010

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.