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Summer Recreation Program

An image of children playing in a City park.

The Summer Community Center Recreation Program is offered for 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 Sept. 1 in order to be eligible to participate.

Due to the high participant demand for the City of Albuquerque’s Community Centers Summer Recreation Program, the Department of Family & Community Services utilizes a "lottery-style" selection of participants. Lottery forms are available at each Community Center.

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.

View Community Center location and contact information.

Playground Recreation Summer Program

Staff receiving team-building training.

Staff receiving team-building training.

Staff learning activities for the Community Center Summer Program.

Staff learning activities for the Community Center Summer Program.

Just Added: 2018 Summer Program Dates

The Lottery for the 2018 Community Center Recreation Summer Program will be Monday, April 16, to Friday, April 27, at each community center.

The summer program will begin on June 11, 2018 and end on Aug. 3, 2018. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration must turn age 6 by Sept. 1, 2018.

Summer Program Hours & 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 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at all centers.