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Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park

Information about Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park.

Hours

  • Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • Friday: 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Location & Contact Info

500 Mountain NW
Albuquerque NM 87102

Jose Martinez
Community Center Supervisor
[email protected]
505-848-1390

Map: Johnny Tapia Community Center at Wells Park

About the Center

Johnny Tapia Community Center offers various programs and amenities for all ages. Memberships are required for all Community Center programs and activities. In 1951, the park at 6th and Mountain, where men gathered to play horseshoes, was given the name Wells Park in honor of Charles Wells, the City Manager from 1934 to 1952. A Wells Park Recreation Center was established in 1956 which later became the Wells Park Community Center, converted from the Wells Park Fire Station. It was very popular in the late 50s and early 60s with teenagers who loved to dance rock and roll. In 1968 there was a Wells Organization for Recreation and Development which extended up to Old Town. However, the neighborhood now known as Wells Park, came from the Wells Park Neighborhood Association Board in 1979.