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Not really a park associated with palms per se; however, there are some interesting Phoenix sp. stands (probably Phoenix dactylifera) located at the Hot Springs Historic Area of the park along the Rio Grande.  They were probably planted there before it became a National Park (possibly by the homesteader J.O. Langford).  They are located at 29.177583103922945, -102.99869840224089.  These pictures were taken on March 20, 2022.  I spoke to one of the park rangers there about them.  They said that the National Park Service does absolutely nothing to maintain these palm; they are left to their own devices.  There is a hot spring along the Rio Grande nearby.  It is heated by some sort of geothermal process that keeps the water at around 105F (40.5C).














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I wish somebody would trim them...:(

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