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Help Clean Up Our Trails and Open Space

Volunteer to protect our beautiful resources by joining our Annual Spring Clean Up series.

We’re cleaning up!

Our beautiful parks, open spaces and trails are the common thread that pulls all of Albuquerque together. The City of Albuquerque manages more than 170 miles of trails that link our valleys, bosque, urban areas, and foothill vistas.

You can volunteer to help care for and protect these resources by being a part of our Annual Spring Cleanup series.

The Parks and Recreation Department’s Open Space Division will kick off the five-event series on Saturday, March 31 with the Route 66 Clean Up from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Route 66 Open Space, on old Route 66 just past Tramway NE.

Get there at 8:30 a.m. to register and enjoy donated morning snacks! Bring gloves, sun protection, and plenty of water.

Parking is sometimes limited, so carpool if you can. To make arrangements for groups of five or more, please contact Jim Sattler at (505) 452-5213 or [email protected].

The five cleanups are:

  • Route 66 Clean Up,  Saturday, March 31, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Route 66 Open Space, on old Route 66 just past Tramway NE
  • Copper Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 7 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Copper Trailhead, 15000 Copper NE
  • Indian School Volunteer Day – Saturday, April 14 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Indian School Trailhead, at the Indian School Embudo Trailhead, end of Indian School NE
  • Menaul Volunteer Day - Saturday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Menaul Picnic Area, 10817 Menaul NE
  • Piedra Lisa Volunteer – Saturday, April 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cleanup and trail maintenance at the Piedra Lisa Trailhead, Camino De La Sierra NE