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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 Lands Information

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

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

Pulse Flow by Hollis Moore

Mar 31, 2018 02:00 PM to Apr 22, 2018 05:00 PM
The multimedia exhibition, pulse flow, presents the residue of a journey within the Delta of the Colorado River including works on paper, a handmade canoe, and video.

National River Clean-Up 2018

May 19, 2018 from 08:30 AM to 01:00 PM
Help restore the health and beauty of the Rio Grande! Join the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division, REI, and other local organizations for the annual National River Cleanup event.

A Poets Picnic

May 26, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
A day of art, music, and poetry on the lovely grounds of the Open Space Visitor Center, overlooking 18 acres of farmland, the Rio Grande’s bosque and the Sandia Mountains!