Vado, N.M. (KDBC) — Three years in the making, a beautification project built by the hands of a dozen Doña Ana County youths will celebrate its third phase of completion Friday, May 10, when the Vado Park and Trail officially opens to the public, Vado officials announced.
A grand opening event was scheduled for 1 p.m. Friday at the Vado Park and Trail on Holguin Road, near Vado Elementary. The event is open to the public.
A dozen local youths, between 15 and 19 years of age, were hired to complete the project, receiving valuable work-related life skills and hands-on training in trail building and simple construction.
Area residents said they were excited about the new outdoor recreation opportunity.
"It's a good size," said Yessenia Juarez, who lives in Vado. "I usually go running or walking at least five times a week on the new trail. Once people find out the trail is open, more people will come out and use it."