‘Love locks’ removed from ABQ park

'Love locks' removed from ABQ park

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – The ‘love locks’ that had popped up at a Northwest Albuquerque park have been taken down by city workers.

Some of the locks that dotted the fence at West Bluff Park dated back to 2010. They were left by love-struck couples who signed the padlocks, attached them to the fence and threw away the keys.

Not too long ago all but a few of the more than 50 love locks disappeared.

Jennifer Samp, spokesperson for the city’s Parks and Recreation Department, told KRQE News 13 that some couples who wanted to get married at the park just didn’t love how the love locks looked. A few complaints were called into the city’s 311 hotline, so Parks and Rec workers removed the locks.

“In the end, it became an eyesore,” Samp said. “It was rusting the fence, it was weighing down the fence, it wasn’t good for wedding pictures.”

Samp said they’re trying to figure out a new home for the love locks, even possibly designating a wall for them that’s not in West Bluff Park.

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