Taos, New Mexico Parks. There are lots of public parks in Taos but the park that isclose to the Heart of Taos is Kit Carson Park. It is named after, guess who? Kit Carson the famous Scout who lived in Taos for many years. He is buried in a small cemetery in the park itself.
Kit Carson Park is a beautiful Green spot with absolutely wonderful views of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. The park has three baseball fields, sand volleyball courts, two tennis courts, lots of walking paths and is open to people and dogs.
Taos Wool Festival is held here as is Taos Solar Festival. The Wool Festival is a haven for weavers who display and sell their wares. The Solar Fest is a three day event which features many famous musicians and also offers displays of solar technology.
Today, May 7, 2010, starts a juried Arts and Crafts Fair. The artists who participate create very unique and quality products and art. I never go to the Fair without seeing something that I must take home. Beware!
Taos Little League uses the park all summer. The volley ball courts are available for public use and there is a tournament at the end of the summer. The trails around the park are used often. Each Easter there is a huge Easter Egg Hunt for kids.
Often at lunch time, I go for a quick stroll around the trails. I always feel refreshed after being there. I visit Kit's Grave when I go and think back on the wild and wonderful history of Taos.
Kit Carson Park is within easy walking distance of some superior restaurants. I suggest taking a walk around the Park and then a great Sunday Brunch at the Taos Inn or Café Renato. This weekend would be the perfect time to come because of the Crafts Fair.