ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – An Albuquerque park now has a new name.
The former Carlos Rey Park near Carlos Rey Elementary in the southwest, is now known as Benny J Aragon Park, named after the former state representative.
The City Council president was at the park Sunday to honor the man.
The district’s senator says Aragon helped bring attention and much-needed funds to southwest Albuquerque.
“One of the things I’ve learned from Mr. Aragon is the Westside is just as important as any other community here in Albuquerque, and he made it so,” said Sen. Michael Padilla, D-Albuquerque.
Supporters say Aragon managed to help bring money to the area to help provide community centers and parks.