With summer lurching its way to a hot and humid finale of sweaty misery, nothing feels better than cooling off in a bit of the ol’ chlorinated H2O. Check out our list of watery oases, and take a dip before hours change after Aug. 10.
The Guide Book is handy for sure. It tells you everything you need to know about your local park. For example, Noreste Park has an arroyo, benches, trees and is accessible from ABQ Ride #31. It's also easy to poke fun at though. Roosevelt Park has play equipment with new mulch. Um. Whoo? Now, I don't have kids so maybe I don't understand why "new mulch" is awesome. I also don't get why some listings, say Piedra Lisa Dam, list grass while Paseo de Estreall Park doesn't. Instead it lists "field." Field of what? Weeds?
I also noticed that very few parks in town have bike racks, which seems weird. Aren't outdoorsy/bike type people more likely to go to a park? Why not list parking lots?
I'm not trying to be picky here. The Guide Book is awesome. Things such as Martineztown Park being "a small, hilly park in a school and residential zone" is actually really useful. A soccer ball and a boom box aren't going to fit in here. It's just kinda weird to read a book that's also a list.