Playground Program

Information about the Playground Program.

Contact Information

Playgrounds Recreation
3401 Monroe NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Telephone: (505) 767-5885
Fax: (505) 767-5844
Email:[email protected]

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The Playground Recreation Program offers before and/or after school recreation programs for enrolled Kindergarten–5th grade students at various Albuquerque Public School elementary schools during the school year. These programs provide planned, organized, and supervised activities designed to meet the recreational needs of children who attend.

For more information, call (505) 767-5885.


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Playground Programs normally begin the first day of school and continue through the last day of school.

Starting and ending dates for each school vary, so contact your school to verify school starting and ending dates.

Our Playground Recreation Program follows the Albuquerque Public Schools schedule. The days that school is closed, we also will be closed.


Playground Before School Program Hours are 7 a.m. until the time school starts, Monday to Friday.

Playground After School Program Hours are from the time school ends until 6 p.m. Monday to Friday.


Online registration for this program is limited, and registration is held on a first-come, first-served basis.

Once a site registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained. Parents will be notified as space becomes available. 

Online registration is required for any and all children who attend the program.

Site Operation Status Capacity Cost
Carlos Ray Open 40 Free
Griegos Open 40 Free
Susie Rayos Marmon Open 40 Free
Matheson Park 9/21/20–12/18/20 40 Free
Chamiza 9/23/20–12/18/20 40 Free
Rudolfo Anaya 9/23/20–12/18/20 40 Free

Registration Fee

A non-refundable registration fee of $10 per child is required for all registered participants.

The registration fee must be paid at time of registration.

Weekly Fee

All fees must be paid on a weekly basis or in advance.

If the weekly fee is not paid by the end of the week, your child will be discharged from the program.

Number of Children School Year Program Registration Fee Weekly Cost
1 $10 per child $15
2* $10 per child $20
3* or more $10 per child $25

*Weekly cost for multiple children applies to siblings only.

Late Fee Charge: If a child is picked up after 6 p.m. (program end time), parents will be charged $15 per child for each 30 minutes after 6 p.m. If a child is at the recreation site for a portion of the 30 minutes, the charge will be for the entire 30 minutes. The charge must be paid at the time the child is being picked up from the program.

Closure Days

Playground Before School Program follows the APS schedule. The days that schools are closed, the program will also be closed.

Additionally, we will not have the Playgrounds Recreation Program on the following days:

  • Labor Day
  • Fall Recess
  • Thanksgiving Break
  • Winter Recess
  • Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • Presidents' Day
  • Spring Break
  • Vernal Holiday (Friday before Easter Sunday)
  • Independence Day

Note: These dates and other dates are subject to change.

The Recreation Program will also be closed on any other Albuquerque Public Schools Holiday that may not be listed above. Please check with your school for other dates.

Year-end Tax Information

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

Important Note: The Playground Recreation program does not provide year-end statements. Any time a payment is made, we do provide receipts and we suggest that participants of the program save those receipts for tax purposes. You may also use the chart above (Program Fees) as a guide to help you calculate your payments for the year.