ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The City of Albuquerque broke ground on a new community center in southwest Albuquerque Friday.
The 35,000 square foot Westgate Community Center is located on De Vargas Road on the west side of town. Friday, city officials broke ground on phase one which includes a fitness room, game room and a computer area.
This facility will be the first of its kind for the area. “We are very excited to again be putting our sort of investment where it’s needed in some of our older communities, in some of our communities of lower income, and in some of our more diverse communities,” said Mayor Tim Keller.
Once completed, the center will have multi-use sports, a gym, a connecting trail head and two head-start classrooms.
In June, the city broke ground on the new, 2,000 square foot addition to the Palo Duro 50+ Sports and Fitness Center. That center is located on Albuquerque Public School property and is adjacent to the McKinley Community Center. In May, the city broke ground on a new space for residents in southeast Albuquerque at the Singing Arrow Community Center near the Foothills.