Santa Fe Railyard Park and Plaza, Santa Fe, NM

This mixed-use park, esplanade, and town meeting area is a centerpiece for public engagement in the middle of the city of Santa Fe. The goal was to create a public space that would encourage a wide range of use by residents and visitors of all ages. The project has been successful. Young and old use the park regularly for the weekly farmer’s market, arts fairs, community outdoor events and movies, and daily recreation.

Mr. Bookwalter was the principal civil and structural engineer and Engineer of Record for this approximately $5 million project including design of:

  • the iconic Railyard Tower, which has become an international symbol of Santa Fe
  • a playground for children
  • a beautifully landscaped park
  • accommodation for a large indoor and outdoor farmer’s market
  • an outdoor amphitheater