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Tingley Beach is a recreational area in Albuquerquemarker, New Mexicomarker, USA, located south of Central Avenue on the east side of the Rio Grandemarker. It is part of the Albuquerque Biological Park complex. The series of ponds, originally known as Conservancy Beach, was built during the 1930s by diverting water from the Rio Grandemarker and later renamed in honor of Clyde Tingley. After the beach was closed to swimmers in the 1950s, it was used primarily for fishing. The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)awarded Tingley Beach with the '2008 North American Conservation Award'.

Tingley Beach was thoroughly renovated starting in 2004, and was reopened to the public in November 2005. The facility features fishing ponds for adults and children, a model boating pond, paddle boats, nature trails, a gift shop, a restaurant, and a narrow-gauge railroad connecting Tingley Beach with the Rio Grande Botanic Gardenmarker, Albuquerque Aquariummarker, and Rio Grande Zoomarker.

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