ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A vacant lot in the International District became a park this past weekend, with the help of the Nature Conservancy and community volunteers.
The sun beat down relentlessly, but volunteers still cheered when the first tree was planted. Neighborhood kids painted handprints on fences around the water containers. Other volunteers planted wildflowers, herbs and medicinal plants.
The park is meant to be mobile, with movable benches and water storage, and wooden planters for trees. Rocky Mountain Youth Corps volunteers built the park components.