- The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC) has exhibits interpreting the natural and cultural resources the Open Space Division protects.
- See a variety of art and media from local, national and international artists in the Open Space Visitor Center Gallery.
The Open Space Alliance
- Join the Open Space Division's non-profit friends group, the Open Space Alliance.
Open Space Lands Information
- Maps! Download Open Space trail maps.
- City Open Space Space partners with Google to provide virtual tours of Open Space trails.
- View City of Albuquerque Open Space land information.
- Open Space Annual Pass form and information.
Open Space Featured Events
View all upcoming events on the Open Space events calendar.
- See information on the Shooting Range State Park.
- Learn about paddle sports and other activities in the .
- Teachers, parents and students: learn about the Open Space Alliance's Get into Open Space!
Open Space News
Rules and Regulations
- See a list of general Open Space rules and regulations for Visitors.
- Find out about general Parks and Recreation Department rules and regulations.
- Want to host a special event on Open Space lands? All special events require a permit! Please see our list of Open Space regulations for more information.
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
Mixed media artist Chris Meyer has opened his eyes and ears to the biology and geology of many of our local Open Spaces, collecting their stories to enhance and enlarge through his art practice.
Edible and Medicinal Weeds in Albuquerque Yards and Gardens
How to respond to emergencies on the trail
Step under the canopy of the cottonwoods and escape the urban humming and heat. Children age 7 and older are welcome, no pets. Call (505) 897-8831 to register. Space is limited.
Calligraphy Workshop and “Weathergram” Demos by Escribiente and Nature-themed Poetry featuring Dale Harris
Outdoor concert featuring Jeez LaWeez at the Open Space Visitor Center, accompanied by a food truck and a kids activity.
Taoist QiGong class with Certified Energy Arts Instructor Marcy Pincus
A presentation on local wildlife by Daryl Ratajczak, Wildlife Biologist