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


The Open Space Visitor Center

*The Visitors Center will be closed July 4, 2014*

      caption:Celebrate the Open Space Division's 30th Anniversary

      • You are invited to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Open Space Division with us! We are accepting poetry, prose, short stories, photographs, and videos that are personal expressions of your relationship with Open Space. Submit your entry here!
      • August 9th, celebrate with us at the Open Space 30th Anniversary Event.


          Open Space Lands

          Open Space Events

          • Fractal Maze at Los Poblanos Fields

          caption:Fractal Maze

          Open Space News

            Support the Open Space Division


            Find out about Trail Watch and Visitor Center volunteer programs and learn how to adopt an Open Space.

            Open Space Alliance:

            About the Open Space Division

            Photos courtesy Bill Pentler.

            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 28,000 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.

            Open Space Police

            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 Open Space Division Administrative Offices

            Phone: (505) 452-5200 or 311
            Email: [email protected]

            Mailing Address

            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 NE
            Albuquerque, NM 87120
            (505) 897-8831

            Open Space Events

            Pieces Of The Whole: A Mosaic Show, Local Mosaic Artists

            Mosaic Art Show at the Open Space Visitor Center

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            Open Space Visitor Center New Volunteer Orientation

            Become a vital part of Open Space, become a volunteer with the OSVC!

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            Summer Series, Poetry and Spoken Word

            Mayor Richard J. Berry and the City of Albuquerque’s Parks & Recreation Department, Open Space Division, invite you to a summer of family friendly events during our 2014 Open Space Summer Series.

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            Sunday Hikes, An Introduction to GPS

            Knowledgeable guides and members of our community lead explorations and offer demonstrations in an assortment of fields and specialties.

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            Bosque Wild

            A guided hike through the cottonwood forest of the Rio Grande Valley. Don't fear the porcupines.

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