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City Reactivating Park Activation Program

City offers partnerships, sponsorships to community groups to encourage programs at local parks

May 13, 2022

The City of Albuquerque is offering partnerships, including sponsorships, to support events and activities at City parks. The City encourages neighborhood organizations, nonprofits, educational groups and others to apply for funding.

“Great parks engage the community and busy parks are safer parks,” said David Simon, Parks and Recreation Director. “We invite the public to help us activate our parks.”

The City’s Parks and Recreation Department (PRD), in collaboration with the City’s Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) launched the Neighborhood Park Activation program in 2020. The program goal is to increase positive use of City parks and bring new programming into parks. Gathering restrictions during the pandemic limited the program in 2020 and 2021, but PRD and DAC are excited to restart in 2022. 

Applicants should describe their proposed event or program, and what resources they may need. Applicants can request equipment such as tables, tents, chairs, movie screens, and sports & recreation equipment. Applicants may also request general sponsorship support for their gathering or event. Sponsorships will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and preferably will not exceed more than 50% of the cost for an event or program. 

For more information about the Neighborhood Park Activation program and to apply for support and funding, visit cabq.gov/parks.

The City of Albuquerque’s Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for maintaining nearly 300 parks, 150 miles of multi-use trails, more than 29,000 acres of Major Public Open Space, four municipal golf courses, and numerous aquatics and recreation facilities throughout Albuquerque. Hundreds of employees across six divisions within the Department take pride in ensuring Albuquerque residents have great facilities to foster a vibrant and healthy community.