Senator Bob Archuleta knew that the City of Artesia needed to make improvements at Padelford Park, so he worked diligently to make sure that it would receive five million dollars in funding to renovate the park and make it more welcoming to Artesia residents.

Shown in photo with Senator Bob Archuleta presenting a check to the City are (l-r): Councilmembers Melissa Ramoso and Rene Trevino, Mayor Tony Lima and Councilmember Ali Taj.