Rio Grande Nature Center State Park, Albuquerque

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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.
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  • This state park features several short and longer trails within the Bosque area of Albuquerque, which are worth exploring if you have time. In the center of the park there's a couple of ponds where di...  more »
  • When my kids and I feel like a little picnic or day hike near the river, this is our place. We walk the trails, stop tor a bite and then visit the visitors center on our way back to the car.  more »
  • So on our road trip we wanted to get out of the car. We crossed over the Rio Grande River and saw sign for Rio Grande Nature Center State Park. We We’re on the I-40 East. What a great place they have ...  more »
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