Open Space Visitor Center 30th Anniversary Event
Much of what defines Albuquerque and makes it unique are its “open” and undeveloped spaces such as the cottonwood Bosque of the Rio Grande Valley, the Sandia Foothills, and the volcanic escarpment and grasslands of the City’s West Side. “Since its beginnings in 1984, the Open Space Division has been working to preserve environmentally and culturally important lands throughout the Albuquerque area,” says Parks and Recreation Department Director, Barbara Baca. “This city would not have the unique landscapes and diverse recreational opportunities that it offers without the dedication of its citizens to the preservation of Major Public Open Space.”
Most people living in Albuquerque are aware that the Open Space program exists to preserve culturally and environmentally important areas in and around the City, but many people do not know everything we do. For example, the Division also manages farms, wetlands, archeological sites, and hundreds of acres of Major Public Open Space in Sandoval County and in the Manzanos and Sandia Mountains.
The 30th Anniversary Celebration is a great way to learn more about the Division and the varied lands we manage, while taking in a festive environment of music, birthday cake, and family activities at our beautiful Open Space Visitor Center.
Bring a picnic dinner, a blanket or chairs and enjoy the gorgeous back drop at the Open Space Visitor Center while listening to great local music. We’ll provide the dessert!
Scheduled activities include:
- 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM: Juniper Hill Band
- 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Cake and Anniversary Recognition
- 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM: A Band Named Sue
Events schedule subject to change.
Be sustainable and please consider carpooling or riding your bike to the event!
Please call 897-8831 or see www.cabq.gov/openspace to learn more about this unique event for the whole family.
Submit your Favorite Open Space Story, Poem, Photo, Essay, etc.!