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Summer Recreation Program

The Summer Recreation Program is offered for six to eight weeks, (June to August) every year to school age children and youth from 5 -15 years old at each City Community Center. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration must turn 6 by September 1 in order to be eligible to participate.

A registration form will be required from all participants that are selected to participate in the summer recreation program. Due to the high participant demand for the City of Albuquerque’s Community Centers Summer Recreation Program, the Department of Family & Community Services has implemented a “lottery-style” selection of participants. Lottery forms are available at each Community Center.  For Community Center information and contact information please click here. Once a center registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained for participants not selected.  Parents will be notified as space becomes available.

Just Added! 2017 Summer Program Dates

The Lottery for the 2017 Community Center Recreation Summer Program will be Monday, April 17 - Friday April 28, at each community center. 

The summer program will begin on June 12, 2017 and end on August 4, 2017. Children who are 5-years-old at the time of registration must turn age 6 by Sept. 1, 2017.  

caption:A photo of new hires receiving training for summer programming

*Photo pictured above - Newly hired staff receiving team building training prior to Community Recreation summer programming.


caption:A photo of new hires receiving training for summer programming

*Photo pictured above - Newly hired staff learning activities that will be played with children enrolled in the Community Center Summer Program.

Summer Program Hours and Fees

The Summer Recreation Program is free to all participants who are selected through the lottery process and are registered at a community center.  The Summer Recreation program hours are from 7:30am - 5:30pm Monday through Friday at all centers.

Lottery/Registration Information

Lottery Forms will be made available and will be accepted beginning Monday, April 17, 2017 – Friday, April 28, 2017 at each community center. Enter Lottery at the center where you wish your child/children to attend the Summer Program.

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