The Open Space Visitor Center: Connecting People to Place
Learn more about the Open Space Visitor Center.
Open Space Lands
Fire Safety in Open Space
Prevent Wildland Fires in Open Space. Fire safety is everyone's business.
Open Space Events
Check out all the opportunities to enjoy your Major Public Open Space lands on the Open Space calendar of events.
Open Space News
- Read the Quarterly Open Space Newsletter and Back Issues Online (PDF versions)
- Beginning November 30, 2012: Bernalillo County Public Works Paseo del Bosque Trail Improvement Project.
Support the Open Space Division
The Open Space Alliance
- Become a member of the Open Space Alliance and help support programs on your public lands.
- Get into Open Space! Transportation Awards. The Open Space Alliance is offering transportation awards to teachers who want to involve their students in conservation projects on local Open Space lands.
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 are comprised of over 28,000 acres in and around Albuquerque, are managed to conserve natural and archaeological resources, provide opportunities for outdoor education, provide a place for high and low impact recreation, and define the edges of the urban environment.
Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department patrol Open Space areas by foot, vehicle, horseback, and mountain bicycle. These fully commissioned law enforcement officers make contact with the public to educate and oversee compliance with rules and regulations. Their dual mission is to protect the Open Space lands and resources while ensuring a safe and enjoyable visit. In addition to these officers, Open Space lands are regularly monitored by volunteers, who are trained to observe and protect the natural characteristics of the environment.
Contact the Open Space Divsion Administrative Offices
Phone: (505) 452-5200 or 311
Open Space Division
Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Administrative Offices Physical Address
3615 Los Picaros SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors Rd. NE
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Open Space Events
Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, the Open Space Alliance, and other organizations for this celebration of trails and outdoor recreation.
Local photographers will exhibit their work interpreting City Open Space lands
Become a vital part of Open Space - become a volunteer!
Opening Reception for Photography exhibit
Lead by Jennifer Dominique, Certified Yoga Instructor and Dante Jericho, Artist and Teacher of Contemplative Collage