Come enjoy the Railway Gardens this summer! Photo: The Trust for Public Land, 2010.


The Railyard Park + Plaza provides a special central gathering place for Santa Fe residents and visitors—a place where Santa Fe comes together. Among the highlights:

Children’s Play Area designed to promote children’s creativity and activity, including a climbing wall, a water play feature, slides, and special toddler features

An Outdoor Performance Space for concerts, movies, trapeze shows and other public events

Picnic Areas with grills and tables set amid shade trees and park gardens

5,000 feet of Bicycle and Walking Trails link to a citywide trail network

An innovative Water Harvesting System stores rainwater for plant irrigation to make the park sustainable for the dry climate of Santa Fe

The Acequia Madre, a 400-year-old irrigation ditch, feeds trees, gardens and grasses as a historic counterpart to the modern water harvesting system

Community Food Gardens filled with native and edible plants are nourished in part by the Acequia Niña, a newly created lateral ditch extending from the Acequia Madre

Drought-resistant Gardens include the beautiful Bird and Butterfly Garden and Rail Gardens

The Railyard Plaza provides space for the Santa Fe Farmers Market and other community events that draw thousands to the Railyard each week

A modern interpretation of a historic Wood Water Tower holds 40,000 gallons of rooftop rainwater and is a Railyard Plaza landmark

Photo: The Trust for Public Land, 2010.
Photo: Earth Care, 2011.

Restaurants, Shopping and More

The Railyard is an active mixed-use space. For a list of businesses, please click to here for the Santa Fe Railyard Community Corporation website.

Cyclist enjoy the bike paths during a City of Santa Fe Bike to Work Week Celebration at the Railyard Plaza. Businesses and restaurants such as Second Street Brewery and Flying Star Cafe are popular destinations. Photo: the City of Santa Fe, 2010.