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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  • Excellent place for families . Any age and ability . Open all year . Great parking , $3- cash only . Easy to find, fun for kids, walking , hike on the paths , all flat , all safe and go down to the Ri...  more »
  • My partner and I are amateur bird watchers and decided to check out this park. Cost is $3 per car, need exact change. 8:30am on Saturdays is a bird watching hike, but we sadly got there too late. The ...  more »
  • Situated opposite Tingly Beach we parked up to see the Rio Grande. It was very pleasant without being wow.  more »

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