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Youth Programs

Recreational services offered to children, youth, and adults at different community centers located in Albuquerque

Contact Community Centers

Register for Community Center Youth Programs

Community Centers Main Office:

700 4th SW, Suite B, 87102

Contact PLAY+

Register for Youth Programs at APS Schools

McKinley Community Center

3401 Monroe NE, 87110

Contact Therapeutic Recreation

Register for Therapeutic Recreation Programs

Heights Community Center

823 Buena Vista SE, 87106

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Spring Break

Community Centers will hold 2024 spring break program March 25 - April 5, Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration begins Monday, March 11 at 8 a.m. and is first-come, first-served. Register at Each child needs a current membership to register. There is a one-time registration fee of $10 per child. Contact your center directly for specific program information. 

2023-2024 Before & After School Programs*

Before and/or After School Programs are available at most of our Community Centers, Therapeutic Recreation sites, and various PLAY+ APS Elementary Schools.

These programs provide planned, organized, and supervised activities designed to meet the recreational needs of the children who attend.

Community Center, Therapeutic Recreation, and PLAY+ registration is ongoing. Registration fees may apply. 

Summer Youth Program at Community Centers

Summer 2024 Program Dates & Hours

  • For children 5 to 15 years.  Children must be 6 years old before September 1st, 2024 and have completed Kindergarten.
  • Runs June 17 to Aug. 2, Mon. to Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Summer 2024 Lottery & Registration

Due to the high participant demand, a "lottery-style" selection of participants is used. You will need to create an account to proceed and access the site. It is also important to note your user name and password as you will need this information to register and submit payments.

Instructions HereSummer Youth Program Lottery in English or Summer Youth Program Lottery in Spanish(Español).

Register for the Summer Youth Program

  • Lottery Sign-up: May 6 - May 17
  • Lottery Drawing: May 20
  • Registration for selected participants: May 22 - May 31
  • If your child is selected you will be notified by staff members with further instructions to complete the registration process.  
  • Once a program's registration is full, a waiting list is kept and maintained. Parents/Guardians of waiting list participants will be notified as space becomes available.

Please view our registration page or social media for regular updates to on-going summer registration. 

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Summer Program Fees

One-time $10 registration fee per child.

Year-end Tax Information

For income tax purposes, the City's Federal Tax ID Number (EIN) is 85-6000102.

Important Note

City of Albuquerque programs do not provide year-end statements. Any time a payment is made, we do provide receipts and we suggest that participants of the programs save those receipts for tax purposes.