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


The Open Space Visitor Center


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      The Book of Cranes, on Exhibit at the Open Space Visitor Center:







            Open Space Lands Information



            Open Space Events

              View all upcoming events on the Open Space events calendar.

              Featured events:

              A Book of Cranes, Opening Reception: January 10th from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

              Open Space News

                Rules and Regulations

                  The Open Space Alliance

                  About the Open Space Division

                  Photos courtesy Bill Pentler.

                  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.

                    Contact Open Space Division Administrative Offices

                    Phone: (505) 452-5200 or 311
                    Email: [email protected]

                    Mailing Address

                    Open Space Division
                    Parks and Recreation
                    P.O. Box 1293
                    Albuquerque, NM 87103

                    Administrative Offices Physical Address

                    3615 Los Picaros SE
                    Albuquerque, NM 87105

                    Open Space Visitor Center

                    6500 Coors NE
                    Albuquerque, NM 87120
                    (505) 897-8831

                    Open Space Events

                    Bosque Wild

                    A guided walk through Albuquerque's Riverside Forest.

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                    Poetry Reading, Open Mic

                    A poetry reading to accompnay the Book of Cranes Art Exhibit

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                    Tree Care in Southwest Urban Environments

                    Joran Viers, City of Albuquerque Forester, will discuss the needs of trees in our Southwest urban environment and choosing appropriate species for space and conditions.

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                    Piedras Marcadas Pueblo Tour and Talk

                    A walk with City Archaeologist Matt Schmader and a tour of one of Albuquerque's most significant archaeological sites.

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