Located in the South Valley, the 577-acre Montessa Park is the location for Open Space Administration Offices, the Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course an off-leash dog park, and a special use off-road vehicle park.
Off-Road Vehicle Area
This is the only area in the Open Space system available for off-road driving. Vehicle operators must be able to provide:
- vehicle registration
- proof of insurance
- Helmet for riders under 18 years of age
There are no formal trail routes or developed facilities, only simple access areas. No reservations are required and the area is closed at dark.
Training Opportunities for Off-Road Vehicle Riders:
Riders under 18 years of age MUST complete a certified OHV course and obtain a safety permit prior to riding on public lands and must carry the safety permit when operating on public lands. On-line training courses are available. For more information see the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Program training website.
Off-Road Park Boundaries:
The Off-Road Vehicle Area is located adjacent to private property. Please respect all Park boundaries when using off road vehicles in the area. Open Space boundaries are clearly marked with fence and Open Space regulation signs. Cutting fences to access private property is illegal and punishable by law. Violators and trespassers are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.
To report violations or trespassers, please call Open Space Dispatch 452-5206 or 242-COPS
To visit Montessa Park, take I-25 to the Rio Bravo Blvd. exit; travel west on Rio Bravo and turn south on Broadway; approximately 1.5 miles turn east on Bobby Foster Rd. and then north on Los Picaros Rd. Access to the off-road vehicle park is on the south side of the road. The Open Space offices are located at the end of Los Picaros Rd.
Park boundaries are shown in green.