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Address: 1001Yale Notheast, Albuquerque, NM 87131
Phone Number: 505 277 0111

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Quaint stroll, shaded walking around a waterhole in the desert

On the UNM campus, the pond was neat for people with little kids who want to get out. Also ideal for catching a nap in the shade on a warm day. Dogs love it and the park is kept... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2016
rmnatz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

On the UNM campus, the pond was neat for people with little kids who want to get out. Also ideal for catching a nap in the shade on a warm day. Dogs love it and the park is kept clean. A little hilly so those with a wheelchair may miss out on some of the paths.

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Paris, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

If you are on UNM campus and looking for a nice shady place to sit and just enjoy being outside you should head over to the Duck Pond. Lots of benches about to take a break. With a lovely manicured and fountained pond to view.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We live in the north campus neighborhood 5 minutes by car from UNM. We take walks around the duck pond, to the student union area, with detours past the chapel and here and there. The fall especially is glorious on campus, worth dealing with/paying for parking. If you don't have a parking pass, there is a paid parking garage east... More 

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Thank MindaJ
Phoenix
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Very peaceful place to meditate and soak up some sun in the middle of Albuquerque. Lots of ducks to watch.

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Weber City, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

Ok, the duck pond is pretty, and the landscaping has improved vastly since I graduated 34 years ago. Still, there would no reason to go there per se. Now, if you want to walk around a pretty campus, this is a shady, restful place to stop.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

UNM either spends a fortune on water or has some sweetheart deal with the City (or the State, which they are), because the campus (especially around the pond) is lush and beautiful. There's a great diversity of trees, and you can see some wildlife if you're looking (in my experience: turtle, waterfowl, owl, hummingbirds, rabbits, and so on). It's a... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Adore this place for its calmness and tranquility, not speaking of its natural beauty. Love spending time there with a book, reading and observing local ducks can heal any stress. There are lots of moms with kids at the weekends. It's popular among just-married too as a photo shooting zone.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area, parking $1.75 make sure you bring some bread to feed the fish. We even had a hummingbird visit us. Good fun.

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Lake Stevens, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

My friend attends UNM and as I waited for his classes to be finished I looked around campus. His guidance said look for the duck pond, it'll be perfect for you. It was! Perfect place to open a book, enjoy nature, and read to your hearts content.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 via mobile

Who would think this nice pond is on the university campus. Vacationing from Illinois this quiet spot did the trick. Nice place to take young children. Best part is it costs nothing. Wildlife is calming and soothing so I'm glad I came.

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