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Open Space

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

The Open Space Visitor Center

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The Open Space Alliance

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

Open Space 35th Anniversary

In 2019 we celebrate City of Albuquerque Open Space's 35th anniversary with a slate of programming to help citizens know and appreciate Albuquerque's public lands. Learn more by downloading our 35th Anniversary Calendar of Events

Open Space 2019 Summer Series

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the Open Space Division celebrates the beauty of Elena Gallegos park, Open Space trails and other properties with its annual Open Space Summer Series. The Saturday programming features sunset concerts and other programs at Elena Gallegos park. Sundays, explore a new area or engage with Open Space through presentations from experts in the field. To register, create an account or log in at play.cabq.gov.

Open Space Lands Information

Open Space Featured Events

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View upcoming events at the Open Space events calendar.

Open Space Activities

Volunteer

Learn about Trail Watch and Visitor Center volunteering.

Open Space News

Learn about relevant news items and 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

Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque

May 11, 2019 09:00 AM to Oct 31, 2019 05:00 PM
The vision of Art Park 21 (AP21) is for an innovative 21st century art park located in New Mexico. The park will feature eco-art installations that take 21st century views of our relationship with our ecosphere. The inaugural exhibition of the project is “Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque.”

Open Space Explorer Camp

Jun 18, 2019 09:30 AM to Aug 08, 2019 12:30 PM
The weekly camp sessions begin June 18, 2019 and will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through August 8. Registration is $15.00 per participant per week. Kids are encouraged to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, a snack and/or lunch. Registration will take place online beginning Saturday, March 9 at play.cabq.gov.

International Mud Day!

Jun 29, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Join others around the globe in a day of splashing, rolling, squishing, sliding, making mud pies, and more!

Galactic Sound Bath

Jun 29, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Healing you with the frequencies of many different instruments to guide you through the Galaxy!

The Meanderings

Jul 06, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
A duo featuring the folk guitar sound of Daniel Cravens and the jazz pop style of Connor Morrison

Last Call

Aug 03, 2019 from 07:00 PM to 09:00 PM
An Albuquerque quartet playing jazz, blues, R&B, and originals