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Balloon Fiesta Park

Information about Balloon Fiesta Park.

Park Calendar

Balloon Fiesta Park is home to the spectacular annual Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, as well as the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, the Golf and Event Center and the Sid Cutter Pilots' Pavilion.

Many Uses

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The Premier Park of Albuquerque, the Balloon Fiesta Park is utilized year round for events such as:

  • ballooning
  • sports
  • golf practice
  • model aircraft flying
  • movie productions
  • car shows
  • weddings
  • walks and runs
  • bicycle racing
  • company picnics
  • concerts

Nov. 1 through Aug. 31, the Golf and Event Center, Sid Cutter Pilots' Pavilion and The Launch Field are open for events and activities.

Dogs and other pets are not allowed on the Balloon Fiesta Park unless in conjunction with a special event that has made prior arrangements with City Staff.

Launch Field

The Launch Field at Balloon Fiesta Park offers green space perfect for recreational and sporting events. With broad open spaces and paths, the Launch Field is perfect for events looking to have fun, raise money for a good cause, or just enjoy the outdoors. The Launch Field is home to numerous fun runs, cycling events, flying events, car shows and festivals. This joint-use, 47-acre balloon Launch Field has space for about 23 game fields.  Informal use of the park is free, though the park is sometimes closed for special events. Since The Launch Field is large, the field is best suited for medium to larger events.

All rental facilities are available 10 months of the year except during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta (September 1 - October 31).

Reservations are on a first-come-first-served basis. A non-refundable application fee is required when the application is submitted to reserve the desired date.

Rental applications must be received at least 30 days prior to your event.

Some events require additional review and approval by other City departments or the Balloon Fiesta Park Commission. Our staff can help guide you through the process. Insurance may also be required.

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The Golf Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

Enjoy majestic views as you practice your golf skills. Thirty-five lit tee boxes are available with distances up to 400 yards for day or night driving practice. The Pitch & Putt 6-hole course offers fairways that are 65-185 yards in length, practice putting, and chipping on the greens.

Pitch & Putt is a perfect course to learn the basics. The Golf Center offers youth programs that include golf camps and 1/2 price Pitch & Putt. In the summer, 6-hole, hole-in-one, and longest drive competitions are offered to all.

Visit our retail shop for all your golfing needs, including club regripping, equipment rentals and golf accessories.

Albuquerque Golf Center

The Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park

From bridal party gathering on the upper deck with panoramic views of the Sandia Mountains, to sit down dinners, The Event Center features a variety of festive spaces including a versatile indoor banquet room, an indoor cantina with open access to the patio with a fire pit, an upper deck patio with fire pit, as well as a romantically-lit courtyard and gazebo with a trumpet vine covered pergola.

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Event Center Amenities

  • 8' Round Tables
  • 6' and 8' Rectangular Tables
  • White Folding Chairs
  • Kitchen for cold food service/set up
  • Patio Tables with Chairs

Rental rates

  • One-time application fee: $100
  • Banquet Room, Cantina & Patio: $350
  • Upper Deck $250
  • Hole #6 (water feature): $350
  • Refundable damage deposit: $250
  • If space is available we will allow rehearsals and setup before the event at $50/hour

Rental Hours

Rental Hours: 9:00 am - 11:30 pm


Eastdale Little League

Balloon Fiesta Park is also home to Eastdale Little League

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LAFL Landfill Management Plan

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Tribute Area


In the 2011 General Obligation Bond Program, the Citizens of Albuquerque approved $500,000 for the development of this Tribute Area.  Along with an $85,000 contribution by the Cultural Services Department and an additional $250,000 donation by The Sandia Peak Ski and Sandia Peak Tram Companies in 2012, Phase One of the four acre park has been developed (pictured right).

Displaying a strong graphic design visible from the air, the space provides a framework for future improvements including the development of a balloon demonstration area.

The developing Tribute Area will connect the  Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum with the multi-use Golf and Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park by creating an inviting space for families to gather for education and outdoor entertainment.

With your support, the completed Tribute Area will provide an outdoor space for the remembrance and celebration of courageous balloonists.

How to Help

Help advance the development of the park by donating in the following ways:


  • Tree - $500
  • Grove of Trees (4) - $2000
  • Bench - $2500

Or support the development of these other areas:

  • Children's Play Area
  • Tribute Walk
  • Entertainment Area
  • The Cap (a kinetic art piece)
  • Amphitheater
  • Pedestrian Bridge over North La Cueva Channel

More Information

For more information about donating, please call (505) 768-5353.