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Update 1-19-23


There are some wonderful new works of art going into the Halagueno Arts Park. On Jan. 10, a colorful work called “Spiral, Spirals” was installed in the Imaginarium, which is the portion of the park with the pedestals facing Mermod Street. This beautiful work of art was crafted by artist Christopher Thompson.

Another work called “Airplanes”, by artist Kevin Box, is going to be installed later this month. Additionally, “Dinosaur” by Richard Swenson, is pending acquisition and installation in the area’s Imaginarium. This fun piece is currently on loan in a park in Los Alamos.

Meanwhile, “Emerald Dragon” by Richard Swenson is currently stored at the Museum for safekeeping, but it will ultimately be placed on display in the plaza area of the park next to the museum.

Thank you to all of the members of the FAAV, the group that works so hard to make the Halagueno Arts Park special. They are already meeting with their architect to discuss Phase 4.  If you have never visited Carlsbad’s Halagueno Arts Park, it consists of the outdoor area around the museum and library. It’s a great place to take the family and is only getting better. More and more is planned for this wonderful park in the future.


We’re seeing more and more people interested in our mini golf course, which is in development right now at the Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course (901 Muscatel Avenue). The name is going to be “Carlsbad Miniature Golf” and admission will be $5. Hours for this 18-hole course will be the same as at the golf course, 6:30 a.m. until 7 p.m., except for a noon opening on Tuesday. You’ll be able to bring your own clubs or borrow clubs from us when you pay an admission fee. We expect to open in early February, and we know there will be an incredibly high level of interest when the park first opens. There are also benches around the area for parents who just want to sit and watch.


Public feedback is still needed. Please attend the Pearl of the Pecos Arts & Cultural committee to share input for the downtown area’s cultural economic development plan. Ideas and suggestions are welcome, especially those that are related to Carlsbad’s downtown area. This meeting will be held from 4:30-6 p.m. Thursday at 418 W. Fox Street. For more information, please contact Kat Davis at (575) 628-3768 or


A couple of our World War II veterans have birthdays coming up. Bill Fuson turns 98 this Friday while Ed Dunagan will turn 104 later this spring. Congratulations to these two wonderful people and Happy Birthday!




Carlsbad Mayor Dale Janway

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