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Open Space

Information about the City of Albuquerque's Open Space Division.

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The Open Space Alliance

Open Space Lands Information

Open Space Featured Events

View all upcoming events on the Open Space events calendar.

February 2017 Open Space Visitor Center calendar of events.

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Open Space News

Rules and Regulations

About the Open Space Division

Open Space works to acquire and protect the natural character of land designated as major public Open Space in the 1988 revised City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan.

These lands, which comprise more than 29,000 acres in and around Albuquerque, are managed to:

  • Conserve natural and archaeological resources
  • Provide opportunities for outdoor education
  • Provide a place for low impact recreation
  • Define the edges of the urban environment.

The Open Space Advisory Board

The Open Space Advisory Board consists of citizens that assist the Open Space Division with the implementation of the Division's Mission. November meeting minutes and agenda

Open Space Events

Call for Haiku Submissions

Call for Haiku Submissions

from Feb 24, 2017 08:00 AM to Mar 20, 2017 05:00 PM

Now accepting haiku and one-line poems for the forthcoming Poets’ Picnic at the Open Space Visitor Center on the west side of Albuquerque, Saturday, May 20, 2017, which will include poetry readings, workshops, and more in a beautiful location!

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Gila Monsters!

Gila Monsters!

Feb 25, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM

Jerry Tuttle of Zoo Crew Kids will lead a discussion on America's most legendary lizard

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Star Party

Star Party

Mar 04, 2017 from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM

The Albuquerque Astronomical Society and the Open Space Visitor Center co-host the annual Star Party, a night filled with telescope viewings, presentations, and craft activities.

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