Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
|Rio Grande Nature Center State Park|
|New Mexico State Park|
Mariposaville Pollinator Habitat
|- elevation||5,000 ft (1,524 m)|
|Area||38 acres (15.4 ha)|
|Management||New Mexico State Parks Division|
|Owner||City of Albuquerque Open Space Division |
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a state park of New Mexico, USA, located on the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. A visitor center designed by architect Antoine Predock in 1982 contains exhibits on the area's riparian environment and a glass-walled library that overlooks a wildlife pond. Two trails lead into the cottonwood forest (or Bosque) from the visitor center.
Some of the species that reside in the park, temporarily or year-round, include turtles, toads, lizards, bullsnakes, dragonflies, beavers, muskrats, cottontail rabbits, pocket gophers, rock squirrel, coyotes, and numerous birds including Cooper's hawks, great horned owls, American coots, Canada geese, ring-necked pheasants, mallards, wood ducks, black-capped chickadees, great blue herons, northern flickers and woodpeckers.
- New Mexico State Parks Division (2010). "Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Management Plan 2010". Retrieved 2011-03-04.