New Mexico State Parks is announcing a new campaign called “The Next Generation of Adventure.” The campaign is in place to increase visitation by upgrading facilities, adding interpretive programs, improving technology and working with partners across New Mexico.
The Next Generation of Adventure is a multi-year campaign to modernize our State Park system in a number of ways, creating new opportunities for more people to connect with the great outdoors.
One of the first projects to help modernize the areas is implementing WiFi throughout the park system, allowing State Parks to accept credit cards and reduce staff time collecting cash payments. WiFi will also allow for easier ways to book campsites throughout the system. State Parks will also tackle our maintenance backlog by upgrading facilities, improving trails, and adding new cabins and water access.
Another project they are working on is adding a solar-powered microgrid at Hyde Memorial State Park. Not only will the microgrid provide reliable energy for the park; but it is a great example of inter-department collaboration. The State Parks Division worked with EMNRD’s Energy Conservation and Management Division to study the area and install the microgrid.