Santa Fe NM 23 June 2019: Santa Fe River Park
, with the Santa Fe River
and CCC-built stonework and landscaping.
"The Santa Fe River Park includes flagstone walkways, a stone-lined acequia
channel, picnic tables, limestone-block walls lining the banks and thousands
of trees. The park was developed in several phases, at undetermined costs,
by the Civilian Conservation Corps between 1935 and 1940
Kammer, an Albuquerque historian, said Stephen DeBoer, a landscape architect
who designed Denver's park system, originally envisioned the park stretching
some 20 miles, all the way to La Bajada. The New Deal made money available
for state parks, but initially New Mexico had no state parks, so a system
had to be created, beginning with the Santa Fe River Park and Hyde Memorial
State Park. The first major task was straightening the river's meandering
path through downtown Santa Fe."
- Tom Sharpe, "New
Deal's legacy: The face of New Mexico", The Santa Fe New
Mexican, April 6, 2008.
- Kathryn A. Flynn, Public Art and Architecture in New Mexico
1933-1943: A guide to the New Deal Legacy, Sunstone Press (2012), p.129:
"The river area running through downtown Santa Fe along Alameda Street with
rock embankments was done by the WPA and CCC." Or maybe just the CCC.