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Air Park

George J. Maloof Memorial Air Park is a safe and convenient facility for the use of remote control airplanes, helicopters and cars.

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Aldo Leopold Forest

The City of Albuquerque first celebrated Leopold’s love for the Rio Grande’s cottonwood forest in 1998 by dedicating a fully accessible loop trail near the Rio Grande Nature Center in Leopold’s honor. The Aldo Leopold Forest is planned for the area just north of this well known trail.

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Boca Negra Canyon

Boca Negra Canyon provides easy access for visitors who want to view petroglyphs and other interesting geologic and cultural features up close.

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Boca Negra Horseman's Complex

The Boca Negra Horseman's Complex is a facility located southwest of Boca Negra Petroglyph National Monument.

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Carolino Canyon

Information on Carolino Canyon

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Demonstration Garden

The Open Space Visitor Center Traditions Garden

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East Mountain Open Space

Information on the East Mountain Open Space.

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Elena Gallegos Open Space

Visitors to Elena Gallegos Picnic Area and Albert G. Simms Park enjoy many activities below the backdrop of the Sandia Mountains, which were named for their pink colors at sunset - "Sandia" is Spanish for "watermelon."

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Montessa Park

Located in the South Valley, the 577-acre Montessa Park is the location for Open Space Administration Offices, the Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course an off-leash dog park, and a special use off-road vehicle park.

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Open Space Farmlands

Farmland produces the food we eat, recharges our aquifer, provides habitat for wildlife, and presents us with beautiful living landscapes.

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Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC)

The Open Space Visitor Center (OSVC): Connecting People to Place

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Paseo de la Mesa Trail

Information about Paseo de la Mesa Trail.

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Paseo del Bosque Trail

Albuquerque's premiere multi-use trail, the Paseo del Bosque Trail, goes from the north to the south edges of the metro area through the Rio Grande's cottonwood bosque (forest).

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Petroglyph National Monument

Looking towards Albuquerque's West Mesa, one can't help noticing the area's distinctive geology and topography. A closer look reveals many clues of an active cultural and geologic history.

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Piedras Marcadas Canyon

Piedras Marcadas Canyon leads visitors on an undeveloped trail along the base of the basalt escarpment.

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Reservation & Picnic Areas

Enjoy your next family reunion, office picnic, club meeting, or wedding reception in a mountain setting. Three outdoor reservation areas are available for your next function.

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Rio Grande Valley State Park

Established by the State Legislature in 1983, this Park is managed cooperatively by the Open Space Division and the Middle Rio Grande Conservancy District (MRGCD). The 4,300-acre park extends from Sandia Pueblo in the north through Albuquerque and south to Isleta Pueblo.

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Sandia Foothills Open Space

The Sandia Foothills Open Space contains approximately 2,650 acres of steep sloped hills intersected by gravelly drainages at the base of the Sandia Mountains. Elevation ranges from 5,720 to 6,800 feet above sea level.

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Sandoval County Open Space

City of Albuquerque Major Public Open Space areas located in Sandoval County

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Shooting Range Park

The Shooting Range Park provides a safe convenient location for citizens to enjoy shooting sports and learn the skills of using firearms for personal protection and hunting.

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