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Respecting the Roots

The Barelas courts have a link to Albuquerque’s past, but their future is clouded with questions.


Once upon a century ago, the center of Albuquerque had public tennis courts.

One of those venues, the popular "Zoo courts," stood alongside what became the Rio Grande Zoological Park, on 10th Street SW in the Barelas neighborhood.  The Zoo courts were torn down about 1970, and a replacement, also referred to by some as the Zoo courts, was soon in place a few hundred yards east...

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