Frenchy’s Field Park Labyrinth

Frenchy’s Field Park Labyrinth

2001 Agua Fria (Agua Fria and Osage), Santa Fe, NM

Directions: At Agua Fria and Osage Avenue, turn into the parking lot for the park, walk back across the entrance road, stay to the right past the playground and the “barn”, and drop down to the labyrinth.

The Frenchy’s Field labyrinth project was sponsored by the Santa Fe Interfaith Council in 1998, and led by community organizer Michael Hopp and his ream of artisans.  This 7-circuit Classical labyrinth is made of a modified adobe mix, called “cobb.”  The mounds are molded with clay-rich soil, straw, and water.   This labyrinth needs to be maintained on an annual basis, a process called “mudding.”

Open during park hours.

Check out this You Tube “mudding” video:

Mudding at Frenchy’s Field
Photo: © Helen Henry, used with permission.