City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation This page is dedicated to the citizen patrons of the City of Albuquerque's Parks and Recreation Department

City of Albuquerque Parks & Recreation is dedicated to enhancing the quality of life and providing engaging recreational activities for Albuquerque residents and visitors to the Duke City.

12/06/2023

Are you ready to take the Plunge? ❄️💦
We're just one month away from our Polar Bear Plunge! We hope you'll join us on Jan. 6 at the Sierra Vista Pool to raise money for free swim lessons as well as the ABQ BioPark polar bear and penguins 🐧.
Learn more here: https://ow.ly/N1Va50QeCSq

We hope your little explorer will join us for our Saturday Explorer Camp this weekend! For the $10 entry fee, they'll ge...
12/05/2023

We hope your little explorer will join us for our Saturday Explorer Camp this weekend! For the $10 entry fee, they'll get to explore nature and participate in some fun, hands-on activities. Children should arrive prepared to spend time outside - with a snack, backpack, water bottle, sunhat or sunglasses, applied sunscreen, and closed-toed walking shoes. Click the link below to sign up!

https://ow.ly/U20f50QeE3E

Fun in the sun & a paycheck? 🌞🌊 Sound good to you? Become a City lifeguard! We still need many lifeguards and other Aqua...
12/03/2023

Fun in the sun & a paycheck? 🌞🌊 Sound good to you? Become a City lifeguard! We still need many lifeguards and other Aquatics team members to open for the summer & year-round. Apply today! ➡️ https://bit.ly/483rueH

Position Summary Plan, direct, manage and oversee the activities, operations and programming of the Aquatics Division, Parks and Recreation Department; supervise the planning, construction and maintenance of swimming facilities; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions, departments and...

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Check out all these red and white poinsettias in our greenhouse. Crews have be...
12/01/2023

It's the most wonderful time of the year! Check out all these red and white poinsettias in our greenhouse. Crews have been growing a grand total of 540 pots of these festive flowers since mid-July. Now they're starting to head out to City buildings to spread some holiday cheer ❤️💚
Happy holidays from your friends at the Parks & Recreation Department!

11/30/2023

We're thankful for all of our partners and participants of our tournaments that made this all possible! By working together, we are impacting the lives of 600+ local children this holiday season🎄🎁

Open Space's Discovery Day Program, All About Adaptations, is a preschool youth program where participants will make dis...
11/29/2023

Open Space's Discovery Day Program, All About Adaptations, is a preschool youth program where participants will make discoveries about the world around them. Learn more about local animal adaptations with Open Space this Saturday!
Register at https://ow.ly/PHyR50QczGs

Did you know over 2,000 employees have been with the City for more than 10 years? Help move our city forward. Find out h...
11/26/2023

Did you know over 2,000 employees have been with the City for more than 10 years? Help move our city forward. Find out how you can contribute as our next General Service Worker B19 (Sports). https://bit.ly/49VvUWq

Position Summary Participate in maintenance and cleaning of City buildings and facilities including janitorial and minor repair tasks; perform set-up and take-down of displays and perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility. Job descriptions are intended to...

  deal alert for the swimmer in your life (or yourself)🏊‍♀️We're offering 15% off all our pool passes starting today! Pu...
11/24/2023

deal alert for the swimmer in your life (or yourself)🏊‍♀️
We're offering 15% off all our pool passes starting today! Purchase online 11/27 only or purchase in person 11/24 - 11/27.

Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite Albuquerque turkey (vulture)! Did you know that other than eagles, this is the lar...
11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from your favorite Albuquerque turkey (vulture)! Did you know that other than eagles, this is the largest bird you can find in New Mexico? They have an average wingspan of 6 feet and an overall length of 2.5 feet. Despite their size, they only weigh about three pounds.

We encourage you to   this Friday and join our next Guided Tour at the Candelaria Nature Preserve Open Space. Please bri...
11/21/2023

We encourage you to this Friday and join our next Guided Tour at the Candelaria Nature Preserve Open Space. Please bring water and dress for a walk on rough terrain. While this walk is FREE, spaces are limited. Please make sure to register! 🌳
Learn more here: https://ow.ly/5l9550Q8sqz

Join staff and volunteer experts and explore various Open Space properties and experience all that your public lands have to offer.

Today our Forestry Division partnered with Accenture of New Mexico and Dakota Tree Project to plant 19 trees at USS Bull...
11/18/2023

Today our Forestry Division partnered with Accenture of New Mexico and Dakota Tree Project to plant 19 trees at USS Bullhead Park 🌳
Thank you to all of our volunteers for making this event possible!

Open Space's Discovery Day Program, All About Adaptations, is a preschool youth program where participants will make dis...
11/17/2023

Open Space's Discovery Day Program, All About Adaptations, is a preschool youth program where participants will make discoveries about the world around them. Learn more about local animal adaptations with Open Space on December 2nd!

Runners at the 2nd Annual Foothills 10 Mile Race on November 12 turned in some impressive performances, and we handed ou...
11/15/2023

Runners at the 2nd Annual Foothills 10 Mile Race on November 12 turned in some impressive performances, and we handed out more prize money than any race in the Southwest!
$2,950 to the top 5 male finishers 🏃
$2,950 to the top 5 female finishers🏃‍♀️
The City of Albuquerque is a great place to run and we support runner equity!

City of Albuquerque is committed to building a dedicated workforce that reflects the diverse population we serve.  Be a ...
11/12/2023

City of Albuquerque is committed to building a dedicated workforce that reflects the diverse population we serve. Be a part of something big – apply now to join our team! https://bit.ly/40H7HPK

Position Summary Inspect vehicles and make minor repairs to small and medium powered equipment; provide warehouse supplies to fields crews; maintain warehouse supply records and perform a variety of tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility. Job descriptions are intended to present a ge...

We're looking for driven individuals to come work for us at the City of Albuquerque! Will you be our next  Parks Program...
11/10/2023

We're looking for driven individuals to come work for us at the City of Albuquerque! Will you be our next Parks Program Specialist (Open Space)? Apply today ➡️ https://bit.ly/3SIodwC

Position Summary Perform a variety of tasks in support of Parks and Recreation facilities operations including the development and implementation of educational programs, coordination of routine maintenance, conducting tours and accounting for reservation fees; promote community involvement in re...

We're kicking off Veterans Day festivities with a special offer for veterans and active military personnel - free pool e...
11/09/2023

We're kicking off Veterans Day festivities with a special offer for veterans and active military personnel - free pool entry tomorrow and Saturday. All you have to do is show up and let our staff know! 🏊
https://ow.ly/qcVk50Q64Uz

Entry fee waived for those who served.

They're back! Get ready for the Crane Festival at our Open Space Visitor Center this Saturday 11/11. Enjoy some yoga, li...
11/07/2023

They're back!

Get ready for the Crane Festival at our Open Space Visitor Center this Saturday 11/11. Enjoy some yoga, live music, and fun activities thoughout the day. We hope you'll join us! https://ow.ly/sSLr50Q58g1

Join the City of Albuquerque team! See our latest job opening here: https://bit.ly/47k5gVf
11/05/2023

Join the City of Albuquerque team! See our latest job opening here: https://bit.ly/47k5gVf

Position Summary Perform a wide variety of clerical duties in support of an assigned function; develop and input correspondence and data into a computer terminal; assist and inform the public on departmental policies and procedures and assist with basic sorting, filing, copying and/or clerical ac...

11/03/2023
Work for the city you love! ❤️ Apply now to be our next Construction Worker II B26 (CIP Park Construction): https://bit....
11/03/2023

Work for the city you love! ❤️ Apply now to be our next Construction Worker II B26 (CIP Park Construction): https://bit.ly/3FLxI6C

Position Summary Participate in the construction, maintenance, repair and remodeling of facilities/structures and parks; perform a variety of construction tasks involved in the renovation of wooden, concrete, brick or metal City buildings including rough and finish carpentry, masonry, block layin...

11/03/2023

Mayor Keller along with the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation (PRD), elected officials, and community partners unveil two new wildlife viewing platforms at the Candelaria Nature Preserve (CNP). The viewing platforms are a component of the CNP Resource Management Plan, a multi-year effort to restore farmed fields into a mosaic of native habitat that supports a diversity of wildlife. These viewing platforms or blinds will enhance public access and appreciation at CNP by allowing the public to view the fields and observe wildlife in the area without disturbing them.

Get ready for a party that's out of this world! 🌠We hope you'll join us for our Cosmic Carnival & Star Party with the Al...
11/02/2023

Get ready for a party that's out of this world! 🌠We hope you'll join us for our Cosmic Carnival & Star Party with the Albuquerque Astronomical Society this Saturday. The fun starts at 1 p.m. and runs until 10 p.m. at our Open Space Visitor Center. 🔭🪐 https://ow.ly/UKW650Q39BJ

What’s up, pumpkin? Happy Halloween! We hope you’re enjoying our parks and open spaces, but please remember to take your...
10/31/2023

What’s up, pumpkin? Happy Halloween! We hope you’re enjoying our parks and open spaces, but please remember to take your personal belongings (including pumpkins) with you after you visit!
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We hope you’ll join us in two weeks for our Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony! The parade will kick off the festiv...
10/28/2023

We hope you’ll join us in two weeks for our Annual Veterans Day Parade and Ceremony! The parade will kick off the festivities at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 11, at USS Bullhead Memorial Park. Want to be a part of the parade? We’re still looking for participants.
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📢Heads up for Manzano Mesa Pickleballers! Courts 1 & 2 are temporarily closed for resurfacing for the next few weeks. Th...
10/26/2023

📢Heads up for Manzano Mesa Pickleballers! Courts 1 & 2 are temporarily closed for resurfacing for the next few weeks. There are still plenty of other courts for you to utilize, but we didn't want to leave you in a pickle😉

The Annual Foothills 10 Mile Run is back! Sunday, November 12th, from 8AM - 12PM at Elena Gallegos Open Space.Whether yo...
10/23/2023

The Annual Foothills 10 Mile Run is back!
Sunday, November 12th, from 8AM - 12PM at Elena Gallegos Open Space.

Whether you're a trail running pro or looking to start trail running, this is your race! Local breakfast burritos, technical long-sleeve tee shirts, awesome trails, and serious prize money.

Visit https://ow.ly/lp8Y50PZTpq for registration.

Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament this weekend at Los Altos Park!Saturday 8AM - 10PM: Men, Women, and Senior WomenSu...
10/21/2023

Strike Out Cancer Softball Tournament this weekend at Los Altos Park!
Saturday 8AM - 10PM: Men, Women, and Senior Women
Sunday 9AM - 6PM: Coed Teams
Proceeds benefit organizations fighting cancer and serving cancer patients in New Mexico.
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The 25th Annual Maize Maze Fall Festival is this Saturday and Sunday 10AM-4PMHay rides, live music, garden demos, pumpki...
10/20/2023

The 25th Annual Maize Maze Fall Festival is this Saturday and Sunday 10AM-4PM
Hay rides, live music, garden demos, pumpkin painting, sheep shearing, chile roasting, ristra stringing, critters handmade gifts, food trucks, and games!
Visit riograndefarm.org for tickets.

10/18/2023

Elected officials and community partners to celebrate the signing of O-23-83. This legislation reserves and makes permanent 3% of the General Obligation bond program for Open Space land acquisition, enabling PRD to buy and protect more land.

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy the eclipse this weekend, come and visit our Open Space Visitor Center. Don’t f...
10/11/2023

If you’re looking for somewhere to enjoy the eclipse this weekend, come and visit our Open Space Visitor Center. Don’t forget to be safe and wear your eclipse sunglasses, we hope to see you out there!

2023 Corley Pro Tennis Tournament, sponsored by City Parks & Recreation and Corley Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo at the UNM ...
10/02/2023

2023 Corley Pro Tennis Tournament, sponsored by City Parks & Recreation and Corley Albuquerque Lincoln Volvo at the UNM McKinnon Family Tennis Center:

Men’s Singles Champion Liam Draxl (Canada) and Runner-Up William Grant (USA).

Doubles Champions crowned yesterday: Keegan Smith & Colin Markes (USA)

Get out today and enjoy some tennis at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium! FREE youth clinic starting at 10am. FREE admi...
09/30/2023

Get out today and enjoy some tennis at the McKinnon Family Tennis Stadium! FREE youth clinic starting at 10am. FREE admission to watch matches beginning at 12pm! This is a great opportunity to check out some of the best in tennis! 🎾

“Albuquerque is a sports town, and the City will keep making investments that create affordable opportunities for famili...
09/03/2023

“Albuquerque is a sports town, and the City will keep making investments that create affordable opportunities for families. We appreciate the AG for debunking uninformed, incorrect claims in the Inspector General's report regarding the anti-donation clause. The turf was temporarily in Rio Rancho because of COVID restrictions, and it is back home in Albuquerque now as was always intended.” - Dave Simon, Director of Parks and Recreation.

It’s general vs. general in the debate over whether the city of Albuquerque violated state statute by buying a $236,622 artificial turf field and installing it in Rio Rancho.

09/01/2023

Come spend your Labor Day with us at an outdoor pool! For the first time ever, we are offering Labor Day holiday hours at select pools! City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

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