New Mexico Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park Turns One

Park celebrates first anniversary this December

By: By Christopher Ponzi

Mesilla Valley follows the Rio Grande for three miles along the Bosque // (c) Erica Asmus-Otero, NM State Parks

 Mesilla Valley follows the Rio Grande for three miles along the Bosque, and includes an estimated 400 acres of land. // (c) Erica Asmus-Otero, NM State Parks

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park in Las Cruces, N.M., which was first opened to the public on Dec. 13, 2008, will celebrate its first anniversary with an open house hosted by Friends of the State Park on Saturday, Dec. 12, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Friends of the park will serve birthday cake and coffee to all visitors and a brief presentation at 11 a.m. will be shown, recapping the milestones of the last year. The regular park fee of $5 per vehicle will also be waived during this event and the public is invited to join in the festivities.

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park is nestled in the Mesilla Valley between the Rio Grande River and Organ Mountains in Las Cruces and contains more than 300 acres of high desert and wetlands, rich with wildlife and flora.

“We recognize that having a resource such as this park is valuable to our community, but that the community is the heart of a place like Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park,” said Chris Faivre, media and publications manager for the Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Las Cruces Convention and Visitors Bureau
www.lascrucescvb.org

Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park
www.emnrd.state.nm.us/PRD/mesillavalley.htm

 

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