Designed & Cultural Landscapes
Ashley Pond Park
photo by Elmo Baca
photo courtesy of Los Alamos MainStreet
Ashley Pond was named for Ashley Pond ll. He was the founder of the Los Alamos Ranch School. The pond was used by the school for swimming in the summer and making ice in the winter. On February 8, 1943, the school was vacated to make room for a top secret war effort that has come to be known as the Manhattan Project. Today, the park is considered to be the heart of the community and used as a local gathering place for concerts and festivals.
Los Alamos, NM