Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

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Coordinates: 35°7′51″N 106°40′46″W / 35.13083°N 106.67944°W / 35.13083; -106.67944
Rio Grande Nature Center State Park
New Mexico State Park
Mariposaville Pollinator Habitat, Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque NM.jpg
Mariposaville Pollinator Habitat
Country  United States
State  New Mexico
County Bernalillo
Location Albuquerque
 - elevation 5,000 ft (1,524 m)
 - coordinates 35°7′51″N 106°40′46″W / 35.13083°N 106.67944°W / 35.13083; -106.67944
Area 38 acres (15.4 ha)
Founded 1982
Management New Mexico State Parks Division
Owner City of Albuquerque Open Space Division [1]
Location of Rio Grande Nature Center State Park in New Mexico

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ New Mexico State Parks Division (2010). "Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Management Plan 2010". Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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