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Open Space

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

The Open Space Visitor Centercaption:text free OSVC logo

The Open Space Alliance

Join the Open Space Division's non-profit friends group, the Open Space Alliance.

Open Space Lands Information

Open Space Featured Events

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Learn about Trail Watch and Visitor Center volunteer.

Open Space News

Read the quarterly Open Space Newsletter and back issues online.

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.

Open Space Events

Call for Art: Native Voices

Call for Art: Native Voices

from Apr 01, 2017 08:00 AM to Jun 01, 2017 05:00 PM

The City of Albuquerque Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) in collaboration with the Open Space Alliance is pleased to sponsor Native Voices, a call for an original, public outdoor art installation. This call for art is open to Native American artists living in New Mexico.

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ABQ Recycled Art Fair

ABQ Recycled Art Fair

Apr 29, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

Upcycle art by over 40 local artists at this free event with music, contests, art workshops and more

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National River Cleanup

National River Cleanup

May 13, 2017 from 08:00 AM to 01:00 PM

Help restore the health and beauty of the Rio Grande! Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and other local organizations for the annual National River Cleanup event.

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