Largest Play Structure: Ragle Park
About The Park
Ragle Park sprawls out an impressive 38.41 acres with 1 softball field, 3 baseball/T-ball fields, 2 handball courts, a young child playground, and a towering 3-story play structure. It also has extensive paved walking trails that wind through the various portions of the park. This park is great for the whole family!
In addition, the sports fields are all equipped with lighting for night games. There are two park-dedicated parking lots, one paved, one unpaved which can often be seen full of sports fans on the weekends.
The paved walking path winds its way around each of the fields and the playgrounds and is generously landscaped by deciduous (seasonally color changing) trees for stunning walks in summer and fall. Benches line the sidewalks surrounding the green space and playground.
- Walking Trail
- 3 Baseball Fields
- 2 Hand Ball Courts
- Pavilion with Tables for Events
Picnic Tables and Benches
Picnic tables are spread throughout the park. There is a pavilion between the small playground and the baseball fields. The pavilion shelters six tables and is a great venue for birthday parties or other events.
Benches line the walkways and the playgrounds.
A unique feature of this park are the statue benches between baseball fields. The artist, Madeline Wiener, made this statement about the statues on her website:
“I created these sculptures as the commemorative installation of Santa Fe’s 400th Anniversary. They are set at Ragle Park, a community park that is used by local residents. The tall couple (7′ x 2.5′ x 2′) represents early settlers to Santa Fe. The potter (4.5′ x 4′ x 3.5′) represents Native people. The solitary woman (5′ x 5′ x 3′) represents the birth of Santa Fe and the matriarch – looking toward the childrenz (4′ x 9′ x 3.5′) who represent the future. In the middle of this installation is a 4ft diameter bench with the400th Anniversary inscription. The entire plaza is 30ft in diameter. All sculptures are made of Dolomitic Limestone quarried in Canada.”
Another impressive portion of this park is the 3-story play structure that acts as a focal point for the park. The entire structure has protective rubber coated bars so no dare-devil kids can test their ability to fly. Luckily, a waterpark -style slide safely brings kids back to earth when they’re done exploring the tower.
Another thing to note is that this park does not have any swings. There is a second, smaller play structure for younger children just below the towering play structure, and a climbing rope structure to the left of the tower. All three structures are connected via the walking path.
The smaller play structure has direct access to the paved parking area. The play structure features several slides and block climbers. Offset shade awnings in the play area allow parents to set up camp chairs or picnic blankets on the wood chips.
A picnic table is directly next to the playground to allow quick access to snack breaks. However, none of the picnic tables apart from those under the pavilion are shaded.
There are handicap-accessible porta-potties stationed on either end of the park in the parking lots.
Plan Your Visit
This massive park is located at the intersection of Zia Road and Yucca Road.