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Parks Division

Mission Statement

To provide support services, maintenance and monitoring for all town owned parks and facilities.

“Taos Parks – Clean Green and Safe”



Contact Information

Park Reservations: 758-8234

Kit Carson Park Physical Address: 211 Paseo del Pueblo Norte
Kit Carson Park Office: 758-8234
Kit Carson Park Fax: 758-2493

Fred Baca Park Physical Address: 301 Camino del Medio

Staff:  Gilbert Martinez, Danny Mondragon, Ricardo Romero, Carlos Ortega, Rudy Silva, and Jose Maria Sanchez.

Email Address:

Mailing Address:
400 Camino de la Placita
Taos, NM 87571

If you would like more information on the Parks Rules and Regulations for use please click here.

All requests for use of the banner space over Kit Carson Park Entrance, Highway 64, Civic Plaza Extension and on the light poles on Taos Plaza must be made through the Parks department at Kit Carson Park. Click here if you would like more information on the Banner use and regulations.

The Parks Division, is entrusted with the maintenance of Kit Carson Park, Fred Baca Park, Taos Plaza, La Loma Plaza, and the landscaping around town buildings.  The Parks Division also maintains the trash cans at the following locations: Dunn Street parking lot, Our Lady of Guadalupe parking lot, Kit Carson Road and Bent Street.  We are also responsible for the care and maintenance of the main public restrooms in the downtown area.   

Daily maintenance of the parks includes grass cutting, tree trimming, litter patrol and the monitoring of events. During the winter the division provides snow removal for all Town of Taos facilities and any minor park improvements required.

The Division also heads up annual Town-wide 'trash drives', which in the past five years have netted the disposal of over 16 tons of trash. For this program, volunteers work with Parks Division Supervisor to fill dumpsters with trash collected from several points around Taos, with a major focus on public view corridors and open space.

This program is made possible through assistance from a grant received from the Governor’s Tourism Department. The financial resources received from the grant are used to purchase supplies and to bolster participation through volunteer organizations who receive contributions for the active participation of their member volunteers.

Ultimately the primary function of the Parks Department is to maintain all of the Town of Taos parks and keep them "Clean, Green and Safe". 

Note: Please contact this department if you would like to become a volunteer to help clean-up your neighborhood and community of litter.

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