Buses will take passengers to Farmington Lake

The Daily Times staff
Swimmers try out the trampoline during opening day for the designated swimming area on May 27 at Farmington Lake.


FARMINGTON — Red Apple Transit buses will transport passengers to Farmington Lake this summer.

The bus service begins Friday and will continue through Aug. 13. The cost to ride the bus to the lake is $2 for adults and $1 for children 11 to 17, according to Andrew Montoya, the director of Red Apple Transit. Montoya said children younger than 11 must be accompanied by adults, but the children ride for free.

People wanting to ride the bus to the lake should get on the Aztec route. The main boarding location is at the Orchard Plaza stop, 915 Farmington Ave. in Farmington, but people can board at any of the stops along the Aztec route. The bus will pick up and drop off riders at the entrance gate to Farmington Lake.

Montoya said people who want rides down to the lake must let the bus driver know. The driver will call the city's Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department, which will send a second, smaller bus to meet the passengers and take them to the lake.

Montoya said people who ride the bus cannot bring a fishing pole with a hook on it on the bus. He said any ice boxes must fit under the seat.

For more information, call 505-325-3409.

Lifeguard supervisor Lauri Roberts-Nutt keeps an eye on the swimmers during opening day for the designated swimming area on Friday May 27, 2016, at Farmington Lake.