Alamogordo Founders Park
- Date Visited: February 22, 2021
- Address: 946 N White Sands Blvd, Alamogordo, NM 88310
- Hours: 24/7
- Price: Free
Across the street from the Alamogordo Airborne Monument in Alamogordo, New Mexico stands the Alamogordo Founders Park. The city of Alamogordo was founded in 1998 and means “fat cottonwood.” The town was developed as a railroad stop for the El Paso and Northeastern Railroad led by Charles Eddy.
Dedicated in 1998 the park was built to commemorate the founders and early settlers of the town of Alamogordo. A beautiful mural by local artist, Ernie Lee Miller depicts life as it once was in the area. Plaques, bronze busts, and statues made by local artists depict the local history and the men and women who shaped the region.
The coolest item is a massive safe door from the old El Paso and North Eastern railroad office built into the wall. I read it might also be from an old railway car so I’m not sure of its providence, but either way still very cool. I tried opening it to see if any gold bars were left inside, but it wouldn’t budge lol.