City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation 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.

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

Mission: To provide the citizens of Albuquerque with top quality parks and recreation services

West Mesa Aquatic Center
05/31/2020

West Mesa Aquatic Center

Starting Monday, June 8. @ Highland Pool, West Mesa Aquatic Center, Betsy Patterson Pool, Los Altos Pool, Rio Grande Outdoor Pool, and Eisenhower Pool. Reservations required and made up to two days in advance. Reservations open on Saturday, June 6 online (play.cabq.gov ) or over the phone. www.cabq.gov/pools

05/29/2020
City of Albuquerque Aquatics

Check out this awesome update about City pools! #OneAlbuquerque

Good afternoon devoted pool patrons! As many of you have heard, our governor is allowing pools to open in June!! Hooray! All of us in aquatics have been working hard to get our pools ready for when we get the green light. We will be spending next week training our staff and will be gradually opening some of our pools for lap swim by reservation only. The Highland Pool, Los Altos Pool, West Mesa Aquatic Center, Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia HS, Eisenhower Outdoor Pool, and Rio Grande Outdoor pool will open Monday, June 8. Valley pool will open Monday, June 22. A lap lane can be reserved for one swimmer up to two days in advance by visiting play.cabq.gov or by calling the pool. In order to follow CDC and state social distancing guidelines we will not allow walk-ins. We will have our website updated with available hours by the end of the day. Please visit www.cabq.gov/pools for more information. We will also have private parent/child lessons at the West Mesa Aquatic Center and Los Altos pool starting the week of June 15. Registration for those lessons will be 8:00 am on Monday, June 1st by visiting play.cabq.gov. No in person registration available.

Check out this glow up for the Betsy Patterson/Sandia Pool! We can’t wait to welcome our swimmers back. #OneAlbuquerque
05/27/2020

Check out this glow up for the Betsy Patterson/Sandia Pool! We can’t wait to welcome our swimmers back. #OneAlbuquerque

05/27/2020
Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center

COMING SOON! Earn-a-Bike classes will soon return! #OneAlbuquerque

PROGRAMMING ALERT!

We will begin offering our Earn-a-Bike class again in an online format in just a few weeks. We will open enrollment for the classes BY PHONE ONLY at 10am on Monday, June 1st.

To enroll, simply call us at 505-224-6668 starting at 10am, and keep calling until you get through. Space is limited, and there will be a lot of people calling in, so your best chance to get in is to call right at 10am and keep calling until you reach a person. WE WILL NOT ENROLL FROM EMAIL, VOICEMAIL, OR IN PERSON.

Talk to you soon, and ride safe!

We live in the most beautiful place! #OneAlbuquerque
05/27/2020

We live in the most beautiful place! #OneAlbuquerque

Visit Elena Gallegos to see the Castilleja miniata, also know as Desert Paintbrush, in bloom.

We know how critical our summer programs are for working families. Our team has worked hard so that we're prepared to of...
05/27/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

We know how critical our summer programs are for working families. Our team has worked hard so that we're prepared to offer safe places for Albuquerque kids who need them this summer. #OneAlbuquerque

Making childcare available alongside re-opening is vital for working families. Our team has carefully planned for summer youth programming so folks who need it have a safe place for their kids while they go to work.
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05/26/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

In Albuquerque, we take care of each other. Wear a mask, save lives. #OneAlbuquerque

In Burque, we step up for each other in many ways. Right now, that means wearing a mask to protect our neighbors, co-workers and loved ones.

Check out this incredible photo! This little guy was seen up at Elena Gallegos in the foothills. If you're on the trails...
05/19/2020

Check out this incredible photo! This little guy was seen up at Elena Gallegos in the foothills. If you're on the trails, be aware of your surroundings at all times, and keep an eye out for critters. If you do see them, observe them from a distance. This is their habitat, and you are a visitor. #OneAlbuquerque

Photo of the Day
Western Diamondback Rattlesnake at Elena Gallegos.
by Jonathan Donovan

We are excited to be able to reopen several of our facilities tomorrow! We ask for your patience as there may be some bu...
05/15/2020
City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Reopening Guidelines - Phase 1, Part 1

We are excited to be able to reopen several of our facilities tomorrow! We ask for your patience as there may be some bumpy moments as we get things going again and staff gets used to the new rules we all must follow to keep everyone safe and healthy. Please click the link below for more information on the facilities opening over the next several days. #OneAlbuquerque

The following rules must be followed by all users of facilities open to the public

With social distancing in mind, the Cruz family figured out a creative way to make sure Abuelita Cruz knows she’s loved ...
05/09/2020

With social distancing in mind, the Cruz family figured out a creative way to make sure Abuelita Cruz knows she’s loved on her birthday and Mother’s Day this year. The family parade is kicking off from Bennie J Aragon Park! #OneAlbuquerque

As we head into the weekend, please enjoy our parks & Open Space areas safely & with respect. Use face coverings if poss...
05/09/2020

As we head into the weekend, please enjoy our parks & Open Space areas safely & with respect. Use face coverings if possible, stay 6' apart from others, do not gather in groups over 5, & respect flora & fauna by staying on trails & being mindful of your steps. #OneAlbuquerque

05/08/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

We are resilient. We are #OneAlbuquerque.

Our Albuquerque spirit is resilient. Let's all do our part and we’ll get through this together as #OneAlbuquerque.

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation's cover photo
05/08/2020

City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation's cover photo

Our City of Albuquerque Open Space volunteers are second to none! They've been such a huge help at our trailheads answer...
05/08/2020

Our City of Albuquerque Open Space volunteers are second to none! They've been such a huge help at our trailheads answering questions and reminding people to follow the physical distancing and group size requirements. #OneAlbuquerque

ABQ Open Space volunteers are helping citizens learn about ABQ area trails and modeling social distancing. Thank you to all those helping to keep our trails and each other safe. For a list of trails and downloadable maps, visit https://www.cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/open-space/facilities-map

We know you’re eager to get back to the pool, so we wanted to share more spring cleaning pics because we can’t wait to s...
05/06/2020

We know you’re eager to get back to the pool, so we wanted to share more spring cleaning pics because we can’t wait to see you all! Lots of work going on at the Betsy Patterson Pool at Sandia, including shower repairs in both locker rooms, new paint in the men’s locker room, resurfaced locker room floors, resurfaced deck around the diving board, and so much more! All of the pools are getting some TLC so we are ready to go when they say it’s okay! #OneAlbuquerque @ City of Albuquerque- Sandia Pool

Employees at the West Mesa Aquatic Center are sprucing the place up so it’s ready to go when we get the green light! #On...
05/05/2020

Employees at the West Mesa Aquatic Center are sprucing the place up so it’s ready to go when we get the green light! #OneAlbuquerque @ West Mesa Aquatic Center

COMING SOON! We poured the footings for a new shade structure over the baby pool at the Eisenhower Pool! #OneAlbuquerque...
05/04/2020

COMING SOON! We poured the footings for a new shade structure over the baby pool at the Eisenhower Pool! #OneAlbuquerque @ Eisenhower Pool

It’s a warm spring day in the Duke City, and we’re grateful the golf courses are reopened for all of you hitting the lin...
05/02/2020

It’s a warm spring day in the Duke City, and we’re grateful the golf courses are reopened for all of you hitting the links today. Don’t forget that the lighted driving range at Puerto Del Sol will be open this evening! #OneAlbuquerque

05/02/2020

Fore! We’re back on the links at Los Altos! Reserved tee times only. #OneAlbuquerque #SocialDistancing

CITY GOLF UPDATE: Thanks to new guidelines issued by NMDOH today, we are prepping our courses to reopen on Saturday, May...
05/01/2020
City Golf Courses to Reopen Saturday for Play Only

CITY GOLF UPDATE: Thanks to new guidelines issued by NMDOH today, we are prepping our courses to reopen on Saturday, May 2. Courses will NOT be open Friday, May 1. Social distancing measures and tee times will be required. Please note that the golf facilities at Balloon Fiesta Park will remain closed as the park is serving as a COVID-19 testing site. #OneAlbuquerque

Courses will open for play with restrictions; no dine-in or retail services will be available; tee times required

04/30/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

We can do this as #OneAlbuquerque!

We are flattening the curve together as #OneAlbuquerque

This awesome crew got the 6-hole course at Balloon Fiesta Park top dressed and ready for play in one day! We can’t wait ...
04/29/2020

This awesome crew got the 6-hole course at Balloon Fiesta Park top dressed and ready for play in one day! We can’t wait to welcome you all back as soon as it’s deemed safe. #OneAlbuquerque

Check out this little guy who calls the Bosque home! #OneAlbuquerque
04/28/2020

Check out this little guy who calls the Bosque home! #OneAlbuquerque

Photo of the Week- This is a Common Garter Snake lounging in the shallow waters of an overflow created by beaver activity at the Bosque Ponds near Tingley Beach. Note that the snake has just eaten, which shows off its expanded side coloring.

04/28/2020
Mayor Tim Keller

We are so grateful to all the frontline and essential workers! #OneAlbuquerque

A heartfelt thank you from First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller to all of the frontline workers and their families who are keeping our city running and providing services to the most vulnerable.

04/23/2020
Finding Observations for iNaturalist in your Neighborhood (2020 City Nature Challenge ABQ)

Are you all set to record some wildlife and plant life observations for the 2020 City Nature Challenge ABQ? Make sure you've downloaded the iNaturalist app on your phone to upload your photos, and check out this video for some tips on how you can best capture those observations! #OneAlbuquerque

You can find all kinds of birds, plants, butterflies, bees, spiders, and more in your own neighborhood and right around your home, here in Albuquerque, New M...

The City Nature Challenge ABQ starts tomorrow and runs through Monday, April 27. Last year (Albuquerque's first year), w...
04/23/2020
A perfect time to connect with nature at home

The City Nature Challenge ABQ starts tomorrow and runs through Monday, April 27. Last year (Albuquerque's first year), we had the third most participants of any city! Let's get to the top this year. Download the iNaturalist app and get ready to record your wildlife and plantlife observations right around your own home. Stay tuned to our social accounts for more info. #OneAlbuquerque

Residents urged to observe backyard wildlife for the City Nature Challenge

04/22/2020

#EarthDay is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for our beautiful public lands and Open Space. We are grateful to have these natural places that boost our physical and mental health, particularly during a challenging time for so many in our City. We hope you all have had a wonderful Earth Day! #OneAlbuquerque

Our City of Albuquerque Aquatics Division Manager, Josh, is celebrating #EarthDay  by planting this awesome garden. Than...
04/22/2020

Our City of Albuquerque Aquatics Division Manager, Josh, is celebrating #EarthDay by planting this awesome garden. Thankfully, he got some critical assistance from his trusty pal, Truman. #OneAlbuquerque

Carlos from our Park Management Division is helping keep our parks in great shape this beautiful #EarthDay! #OneAlbuquer...
04/22/2020

Carlos from our Park Management Division is helping keep our parks in great shape this beautiful #EarthDay! #OneAlbuquerque

Parks & Recreation employees are stepping up in many ways during the COVID-19 emergency to help keep the City running. W...
04/21/2020

Parks & Recreation employees are stepping up in many ways during the COVID-19 emergency to help keep the City running. We're especially grateful for the team at the Esperanza Bicycle Safety Education Center for making cloth face masks for essential City workers to keep them safe while they're still on the job. #OneAlbuquerque

04/20/2020
City of Albuquerque Open Space

We’re doing some spring cleaning! Please be patient with our crews as they complete this work. #OneAlbuquerque

Open Space Division crews will be sweeping the Paseo del Bosque Trail between Campbell and Alameda this Tuesday morning, April 21st. The trail will still be open to the public, but we ask for your patience as we perform this service.

Take care and stay safe!

We are proud of our Open Space crews working hard to keep our trails clean for the many Burqueños getting some fresh air...
04/20/2020

We are proud of our Open Space crews working hard to keep our trails clean for the many Burqueños getting some fresh air and exercise. Please remember to pack out any trash while hiking, clean up after your pets, and most importantly, social distancing is a must! #OneAlbuquerque

And with that, phase 1 of the Paseo del Bosque trail repaving project is complete! #OneAlbuquerque
04/17/2020

And with that, phase 1 of the Paseo del Bosque trail repaving project is complete! #OneAlbuquerque

We're going virtual with Family Nature Clubs! Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for fun and engaging ways you can explore na...
04/17/2020
Albuquerque Open Space offering virtual clubs for the family

We're going virtual with Family Nature Clubs! Join us Sundays at 10:30 a.m. for fun and engaging ways you can explore nature in your backyard or around your house. Visit cabq.gov/parksandrecreation/news for more details and to register for this Sunday's meetup! #OneAlbuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Open Space Visitor Center announced Thursday it would be holding Family Nature Club events online via Zoom beginning Sunday at 10:30 a.m. “While we can…

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Are the city parks open in Albuquerque now?
Why would you close the golf courses ... play is four golfers or less ... come on man!
Several of my friends boil water for a living. They sell the powder left over after all of it evaporates. We have learned that it is not a crime to do this, but we would love to know what all we are selling to other people.
Are there any gingko trees planted in ABQ city parks?
Learn what it takes to venture responsibly into the outdoors. Wilderness Safety Training coming up at REI Albuquerque, January 11. In this 2-day classroom-based course, a NOLS instructor will teach skills and lead activities on trip planning, identifying hazards, outdoor leadership, decision-making, emergency response, and post-trip learning.
how can we get the huge weeds cut/ mowed in an field by my neighborhood? I have posted on 311. It has fallen on deaf ears. 311 says they can’t do anything about it. I see the trucks& vans out in other areas, cleaning up other medians and fields. The huge tumbleweeds are growing into street. This area is Paseo del Norte & Universe. South side of the road.
This is my view at my son's football practice Monday through Friday.... #StepItUp #Bullhead #Slackers
Just need answers an results asap!!!!
Anyone graduating and not going to college that is looking for a career? Or anyone looking for a career change. The Carpenters Union is looking for Apprentices. Requirements are reliable transportation with a valid drivers license and insurance, willingness to learn, be punctual and eager to learn a trade and work with their hands every day. Not to mention Get paid to learn! You may also be eligible to receive Credit for documentable experience in a trade. Wages start at $12 for no experience and top out at over $24. Plus a nice benefit package including healthcare, pension and college credit for the apprenticeship. We also need Journeyman/Woman Carpenters. Interested applicants should apply at 3900 Pan American FWY 7:30 to 4 PM. Or call 505-268-4389