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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 children 6 through 11 years of age at various elementary schools during the school year.

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

All children will be offered an opportunity to participate in a variety of recreational activities in a friendly and nurturing environment. Programs will help to facilitate social, physical and mental growth within a recreational setting. These programs are held at various elementary schools.

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

Learn more about the Summer Playgrounds Recreation Program.

Before & After School Program: Dates

These 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.

Before & After School Program: Registration Information

Registration for this program is limited and registration is held on a first come first serve basis. If you are not able to register on the first day of registration, you will still be allowed to register your child in the program at any time during the regular program hours, provided there is still space available for additional participants. Once a site registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained for participants not selected. Parents will be notified as space becomes available. A completed registration form is required on any and all children that attend the program. For safety reasons, if we do not have a registration form, the child will not be allowed to attend this program.

Playground Program Registration Dates 2018-2019

Site Registration Date Registration Time
Alamosa August 1st - August 3rd 8:00 am - 11:00 am & 1:00 pm -3:00 pm
Carlos Rey July 26th 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
Chamiza TBD TBD
Chaparral TBD TBD
Cochiti July 20th 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Duranes July 20th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
East San Jose TBD TBD
Eugene Field July 20th 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Griegos TBD TBD
Hodgin TBD TBD
La Luz August 7th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
La Mesa August 6th & 7th 8:00 am - 2:30 pm
Lavaland August 1st & 2nd 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Lew Wallace August 9th 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Longfellow August 6th & 7th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
MacArthur TBD TBD
Marie Hughes August 10th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Maryann Binford July 20th 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Matheson Park August 7th & 8th 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Montezuma TBD TBD
Onate July 20th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Painted Sky August 1st & 2nd 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rudolfo Anaya TBD TBD
Susie Rayos July 20th 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tomasita August 6th & 7th 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Wherry TBD TBD

Please Check Back Frequently as Dates May Change.

Before & After School Program: Hours & Fees

The Before School Recreation Program Hours are normally from 7 a.m. until the time school starts Mon. through Fri. The After School Recreation Program Hours are normally after school until 6 p.m. Mon. through Fri. This Program is not free, please see table below.

Note: A non-refundable registration fee is required for all registered participants.

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.

  • Registration fee must be paid at time of registration.
  • All fees must be paid on a weekly basis or in advance, preferably by check or money order.
  • If the weekly fee is not paid by the end of the week, your child will be discharged from the program.

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.

Before & After School Program: Closure Days

Our Before and/or After School Recreation Program follows the Albuquerque Public Schools schedule. The days that schools are closed the program we 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
  • President’s 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. Anytime 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.