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Parks & Recreation

Information about the Parks and Recreation Department.

 

Golf

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The Golf Courses are open 364 days of the year, weather permitting.

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Swimming

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Cool off, have fun, and stay fit at any of our public swimming pools and spray parks.

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Open Space

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Open Space works to protect the natural character of more than 29,000 acres of land.

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Parks

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The City of Albuquerque maintains nearly 300 parks including dog parks and skate parks.

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Recreation

Balloon Fiesta Park 'Fun Fit Friday.'

Outstanding recreation from tennis, baseball, and softball, to bicycling and rock climbing.

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Volunteer

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You may volunteer individually, and groups are always welcome.

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Shooting Range

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The Shooting Range Park provides a safe convenient location for citizens to enjoy shooting sports.

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Balloon Fiesta Park

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Balloon Fiesta Park hosts the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta and the Golf and Event Center.

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Parks and Recreation Events

Río: a Photographic Journey Down the Old Río Grande

Sep 16, 2018 09:00 AM to Oct 28, 2018 05:00 PM
A selection of photographs from the book Río by Melissa Savage. The dynamic Río Grande has run through all the valley’s diverse cultures: Puebloan, Spanish, Mexican, and Anglo. Photography arrived in the region at the beginning of the river’s great transformation by trade, industry, and cultivation. In Río Melissa Savage has collected images that document the sweeping history of that transformation—from those of nineteenth-century expeditionary photographer W. H. Jackson to the work of the great twentieth-century chronicler of the river, Laura Gilpin. The photographs are assembled in thematic bundles—river crossings, cultivation, trade, floods, the Mexican insurrection, the Big Bend region, and the estuary where the river at last meets the Gulf of Mexico. (courtesy of unmpress.com)

Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words by Betsy James

Oct 06, 2018 from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Far Off the Path, Watercolors and Words, is an art exhibit by Betsy James. Betsy James is the author-illustrator of seventeen books for adults and children. Her latest novel, Roadsouls, was a finalist for the 2017 World Fantasy Award. She teaches at UNM Honors College, and lives in the North Valley.

Dia del Rio

Oct 20, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Join us in a day of service to help protect and nurture the bosque and river!