Community Centers

This program will begin the first day of school and continue through the last day of school. Check with the Community Center and/or school nearest you to verify starting and ending dates.

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Program Availability

Before and/or After School Programs are available at most of our Community Centers. See list below to find programs (Before and/or After School) available at the Community Center nearest you. The Before School Program normally starts at 7:30am and runs until school starts; school start times may vary from school to school.  The After School Program starts at all community centers when school is released and continues until 5:30pm.  Children in Kindergarten (must have proof) through age 15 are eligible to attend these programs, but space is limited. For additional information contact the nearest Community Center in your area.


Online registration for before and/or after school programs will begin on Monday, July 29, 2019 @ 8:00am and will be ongoing until full. Registration can be completed by visiting from any computer or smartphone.

Days that all Community Centers will be closed

The following are all City of Albuquerque observed holidays:Children playing air hockey

  • New Year's Day (January)
  • Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday (January)
  • President's Day (February)
  • Memorial Day (May)
  • Independence Day (July)
  • Labor Day (September)
  • Veteran’s Day (November)
  • Thanksgiving Day (November)
  • Day after Thanksgiving (November)
  • Christmas Day (December)

The Community Centers will also be closed on some days due to staff training and cleaning of the facilities. Notices will be posted in advance to inform the public of the closing.

For additional information, contact the nearest Community Center in your area or contact the Community Recreation & Educational Initiative Division office at (505)767-5800.

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