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Tingley Beach

Enjoy wildlife, fishing, picnics, and hiking just minutes from downtown Albuquerque near the Rio Grande.

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Located adjacent to the Rio Grande Bosque, Tingley Beach consists of fishing ponds that are open to the public, free of charge. All anglers are required to have a New Mexico fishing license. You can purchase a fishing license here.  New Mexico Game and Fish representatives and/or ABQ BioPark Security will be monitoring for license compliance.

Tingley Beach also offers wildlife watching, paths for running and walking, and model boating opportunities.  

Please be respectful of other users, the environment and waterfowl by observing Tingley Beach rules and regulations.

Use of Tingley Beach is first-come, first-served. No reservations or timed-entry tickets are required.

Grilling is restricted during fire season and varies as fire risk changes.

Please note that the Train Station and the Cafe are currently CLOSED. Guests are encouraged to bring their own food and beverage items, especially water. 


A fisherman enjoys the solitude of morning at Tingley Beach

The Central Pond and Children's Pond are restocked approximately every 3-4 weeks by the New Mexico Game and Fish Department.

Anglers ages 12+ need a valid NM fishing license. Admission to the ponds is free.

Explore, Boat, Relax

Birds swim at Tingley Beach during sunset. Photo courtesy of Alex MC Tran.

Pack a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

Upcoming Events

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Latest BioPark News

Job Opportunity at the ABQ BioPark: 
Mechanic I

The ABQ BioPark’s Maintenance team is seeking an enthusiastic and hard-working team member to perform and/or assist in performing minor mechanical repairs and adjustments on a variety of gasoline and diesel automobiles, heavy equipment and other mechanical equipment; assist in diagnosing mechanical difficulties in automotive equipment; repair and replace tires and perform a variety of other tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Job Opportunity at the ABQ BioPark: Camp Teacher

The NM BioPark Society is now hiring teachers for spring break and summer educator roles at the Albuquerque BioPark’s Zoo, Aquarium and Botanic Garden. These positions are hired through a temporary staffing agency, and are funded through the NM BioPark Society.