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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.

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FAQ: Tuberculosis in Elephants

Albert, an Asian elephant, recently tested positive for tuberculosis (TB). The BioPark’s animal care staff caught it early, and Albert’s prognosis is good. This FAQ may help answer any questions you may have. We will update this page as Albert continues in his treatment.