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Open Space

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

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.

Open Space Lands Information

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 2019 Summer Series

From Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day weekend, the Open Space Division celebrates the beauty of Elena Gallegos park, Open Space trails and other properties with its annual Open Space Summer Series. The Saturday programming features sunset concerts and other programs at Elena Gallegos park. Sundays, explore a new area or engage with Open Space through presentations from experts in the field. To register, create an account or log in at

Open Space Featured Events


View upcoming events at the Open Space events calendar.

Open Space Activities


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

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

Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque

May 11, 2019 09:00 AM to Oct 31, 2019 05:00 PM
The vision of Art Park 21 (AP21) is for an innovative 21st century art park located in New Mexico. The park will feature eco-art installations that take 21st century views of our relationship with our ecosphere. The inaugural exhibition of the project is “Out of Doors: Acts of Ecology in Albuquerque.”

Dia del Rio

Oct 19, 2019 from 08:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Join us for a day of service to help protect and nurture our Bosque!