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Reservation & Picnic Areas

ATTENTION: The large group reservation areas in Open Space (Elena Gallegos Park's Kiwanis and Double Shelter & Carolino Canyon) are CLOSED and not available for rental. It is not anticipated that these areas will be available for rent until Bernalillo County is at the TURQUOISE LEVEL. MORE INFO AT https://cv.nmhealth.org/. Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you in Open Space soon.

Fire Restrictions & Grills

For updated information about fire restrictions and the use of grills, call 311

Designated Picnic Areas with Grills

Kiwanis Reservation Area

Kiwanis Reservation AreaATTENTION: This large group reservation area is CLOSED and not available for rental. It is not anticipated that these areas will be available for rent until Bernalillo County is at the TURQUOISE LEVEL. MORE INFO AT https://cv.nmhealth.org/.
Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you in Open Space soon. Please email us for information.

Kiwanis Reservation Area is nestled in the picturesque Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. It is an outdoor facility with a sheltered picnic area that can accommodate up to 250 people. It is outfitted with 3 large coal grills; a recreation area with a volleyball net and a horseshoe pit; running water; electricity; restrooms; and access to the Elena Gallegos trails. This facility is available year-round.

Parking

There are 40 designated parking spaces for this area, including limited handicap access.

Contact for Reservations

You are now able to make reservations online. Please visit play.cabq.gov and set up an account.

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Fee Rates

Double Shelter Reservation Area

Double Shelter Reservation AreaATTENTION: This large group reservation area is CLOSED and not available for rental. It is not anticipated that these areas will be available for rent until Bernalillo County is at the TURQUOISE LEVEL. MORE INFO AT https://cv.nmhealth.org/.
Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you in Open Space soon. Please email us for information.

This facility is also located in the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area and is perfect for small groups up to 50 people. The area offers two picnic tables, two coal grills, electricity, and is located near restroom facilities and trailheads. It also features a large amphitheater that is a popular area for school groups, public events and presentations. The facility is available year-round.

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Carolino Canyon Reservation Area

Carolino Canyon Reservation AreaATTENTION: This large group reservation area is CLOSED and not available for rental. It is not anticipated that these areas will be available for rent until Bernalillo County is at the TURQUOISE LEVEL. MORE INFO AT https://cv.nmhealth.org/.
Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you in Open Space soon. Please email us for information.

This 40-acre day use facility is nestled in the juniper-pinon forests of the East Mountains. It is located 9.5 miles south of I-40 on NM Highway 337. Take exit 175 on I-40 and head south until you see the signs for the facility. The area can accommodate up to 250 people and provides 2 separate picnic areas.

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Upper Picnic Area

The upper picnic area has a rustic shelter with a fireplace, tree-shaded tables, grills, restrooms, electricity and water. The area provides universal access with a paved nature trail.

Lower Picnic Area

The lower picnic area is just right for company picnics and extended family gatherings. It has a large shelter and shaded tables. Restrooms, water, and electricity are available.

Playing Field

A playing field is available for volleyball, tetherball, and/or horseshoes. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis or shared with other users.

Season

The facility is available May through September.

Fee Rates