County looks at building new pavilion at McGee Park

Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss possible improvements

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times
San Juan County Commission


FARMINGTON — Officials from San Juan County and the San Juan County Fair Board are working together to improve vendor space at McGee Park.

The County Commission will consider upgrades to the electrical infrastructure at McGee Park, as well as the construction of a new park pavilion at McGee Park during its meeting at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the county offices at 100 S. Oliver Drive in Aztec.

County Executive Officer Kim Carpenter said the new park pavilion will replace the current concession stand. He said the concession stand is old and out of compliance with code, including the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Carpenter said the cost of repairing the concession stand was prohibitive. The county hopes the new pavilion will include options for expanding the number of food vendors during the fair.

In addition to discussing improvements to McGee Park, commissioners will consider a resolution in support of outdoors-related industries in San Juan County and Farmington during their meeting this week.

The Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau began a push a few years ago to increase outdoors-related industries in connection with its Jolt Your Journey branding campaign.

In April, the bureau presented information to both the Farmington City Council and the San Juan County Commission about how outdoors-related industries could help the area.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652.