Metropolitan Park – Tucumcari NM

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps (C.C.C.) developed Tucumcari Metropolitan Park, a.k.a. Five Mile Park, in Tucumcari, New Mexico.

“At one time Tucumcari Metropolitan Park had the largest outdoor pool in the entire state of New Mexico, a playground with lots of equipment, a fully landscaped drive through park with bridges, creeks, a pistol and rifle range, a skeet and trap shooting range, and off-road course, horseback riding and was home to the then annual Founder’s Day Picnics.”

NRHP nomination form: “Referred to as Metropolitan Park, the park became known as Five Mile Park in the 1950s. The completed project marked a five year process in which the own government worked with the C.C.C. The town obtained land from local ranchers, dug wells in the vicinity, extended electricity to power the pumps, and supplied some of the money to meed the costs of the materials. The CCC supplied the manpower from nearby Camp SP-7-N, as well as the design plans for the bathhouse and swimming pool.”

Source notes

Historical society

Atlas of Historical New Mexico Maps, accessed Feb. 2018:
http://atlas.nmhum.org/atlas.php?gmap=42

National Register of Historic Places nomination form, accessed Feb. 2018:
https://www.ncptt.nps.gov/rt66/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/MetropolitanParkBathhouseandSwimmingPoolHistoricDistrict_Tucumari_NM.pdf

http://www.route66news.com/2010/06/13/fire-guts-bathhouse-in-historic-tucumcari-park/

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on February 16, 2018.

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Location Info


Tucumcari Metropolitan Park
Tucumcari, NM

Coordinates: 35.145, -103.796

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