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Open Space

Information about the City of Albuquerque's Open Space Division.

The Open Space Visitor Center

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The Open Space Alliance

Join the Open Space Division's non-profit friends group, the Open Space Alliance.

Open Space 35th Anniversary

In 2019 we celebrate City of Albuquerque Open Space's 35th anniversary with a slate of programming to help citizens know and appreciate Albuquerque's public lands. Learn more by downloading our 35th Anniversary Calendar of Events

Open Space Lands Information

Open Space Featured Events

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View upcoming events at the Open Space events calendar.

Open Space Activities

Volunteer

Learn about Trail Watch and Visitor Center volunteering.

Open Space News

Learn about relevant news items and read the quarterly Open Space Newsletter and back issues online.

Rules and Regulations

About the Open Space Division

Open Space works to acquire and protect the natural character of land designated as major public Open Space in the 1988 revised City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan.

These lands, which comprise more than 29,000 acres in and around Albuquerque, are managed to:

  • Conserve natural and archaeological resources
  • Provide opportunities for outdoor education
  • Provide a place for low impact recreation
  • Define the edges of the urban environment.

The Open Space Advisory Board

The Open Space Advisory Board consists of citizens that assist the Open Space Division with the implementation of the Division's Mission.

Open Space Events

National Junior Ranger Day

Apr 20, 2019 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us at Petroglyph National Monument as we celebrate National Junior Ranger Day! Junior Rangers are typically between the ages of 5 and 13.

structures [ albuquerque ]

Apr 21, 2019 from 02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
structures [ albuquerque ] is a public art project by Robert Stokowy. It consists of eight performative sculptures, located on Albuquerque’s Open Space Land (Sandia Foothills, Manzano Four Hills, Los Poblanos Fields, Rio Grande Nature Center, OSVC, Calabacillas Arroyo, Elena Gallegos and Golden Open Space). Robert combined elements of Sound Art, Land Art, Poetry & Conceptual Art to create text-based interventions from which the artwork emerges.

Open Space Explorer Camp

Jun 18, 2019 09:30 AM to Aug 08, 2019 12:30 PM
The weekly camp sessions begin June 18, 2019 and will run every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday through August 8. Registration is $15.00 per participant per week. Kids are encouraged to bring water, a hat, sunscreen, a snack and/or lunch. Registration will take place online beginning Saturday, March 9 at play.cabq.gov.