Located just south of Paseo del Norte on the corner of Wyoming Blvd. & Palomas Park Ave. is Rancho de Palomas Park, a 2.36-acre public space straddling the road leading into the Palomas Park neighborhood. Grass, trees, park benches, and trash receptacles are on both sides of Palomas Park Ave., offering enough space for small-sided soccer, a game of capture the flag, or a midday picnic.
On the north side of the park there is a playground, a covered table, and access to the bike path along the South Domingo Baca Arroyo. The 10-foot-wide bike path connects to North Domingo Baca Trail on the east side of Wyoming where it ends at Barstow Park. Traveling west from Rancho de Palomas, bicyclists can continue along South Domingo Baca Trail toward I-25 where the path connects to Paseo del Norte Trail. From the Paseo del Norte Trail bicyclists can connect to other trails that run north south or keep heading west until they reach the river.
Rancho de Palomas Park can act as a starting point to traverse the city’s bike trails or as a rest stop for riders starting from somewhere else. For those not interested in exploring the trails, the park offers more than just a play area for kids. Dog walkers and people who love the outdoors also utilize the green space for relaxation, exercise, and other uses. Because the park is located directly off Wyoming Blvd. it is not always quiet, but it acts as a buffer and filters out some of the noise and traffic for those living in the Palomas Park neighborhood.
According to areavibes.com, Palomas Park ranks 57 for all neighborhoods in Albuquerque, with a livability score of 72. The site gives the neighborhood an A+ for amenities, a B+ for the cost of living, and an F for crime. A recent crime watch incident report shows there were multiple calls for shots fired on March 5 near Krim St. & Wyoming where a 23-year-old male was found dead. Despite the failing crime grade, Rancho de Palomas Park receives a bike score of 71 from walkscore.com, meaning it is very bikeable and convenient for most trips. According to realtor.com, the median sale price for homes in the Palomas Park neighborhood increased from $285,000 in April 2019 to $351,000 in November 2021.
Use the Google map below to see connecting bike paths, nearby businesses, transit stops, and other locations in the Rancho de Palomas Park area.