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Accessing Balloon Fiesta Park

Information on how to access Balloon Fiesta Park.

Park Location


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The Balloon Fiesta Park is located in the north end of the City of Albuquerque. The 360 acre park is north of Alameda Blvd and west of I-25.

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Accessing Balloon Fiesta Park

The park has two roadway entrances:

  • Northern Entrance (I-25 Exit 234, Roy-Tramway, south to Balloon Fiesta Parkway)
  • Southern Entrance (I-25 Exit 233 Alameda Road west to Balloon Museum Drive)

Access for special events and field sport practice is typically from the Northern Entrance to the park.

The Southern Entrance to the park provides access to the Golf and Event Center, The Sid Cutter Pavilion, Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.

Pedestrian and Bike Access

Pedestrians can access to the park from the north and south ends. However, pedestrian access is sometimes closed during special events.

North Diversion Channel Access

Walkers, runners, and bicycle riders have two options to access to the park from the North Diversion Channel Trail.

  1. Access the park from Alameda Boulevard Trail east to Balloon Museum Drive. At the top of the hill entering the park, there is a pedestrian gate.
  2. Access the park from the North Diversion Channel Trail north of Alameda NE by crossing the bridge into the park. The trail currently ends at a bridge across from the museum.
    During the winter, the 8A gate is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Automated Gate Access

The Northern Launch field can also be accessed by purchasing automated gate access cards for vehicles. The cards cost $20 per year.

To purchase a card, call (505) 768-6050 or visit the Golf and Event Center at Balloon Fiesta Park.

Some restrictions apply.

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