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Reservation & Picnic Areas

Reservations for the 2021 season may now be booked online. If you need assistance, please phone 768-4202 or email [email protected]

Fire Restrictions & Grills

For updated information about fire restrictions and the use of grills, call 311. The Level II fire restriction has been lifted and grilling and fire pit use is permitted at Elena Gallegos and Carolino Canyon. 

Kiwanis Reservation Area

Kiwanis Reservation AreaKiwanis Reservation Area is nestled in the picturesque Elena Gallegos Picnic Area. It is an outdoor facility with a sheltered picnic area that can accommodate up to 250 people. It is outfitted with 3 large coal grills; a recreation area with a volleyball net and a horseshoe pit; running water; electricity; restrooms; and access to the Elena Gallegos trails. This facility is available year-round.

Parking

There are 40 designated parking spaces for this area, including limited handicap access.

Contact for Reservations

You are now able to make reservations online. Please visit play.cabq.gov and set up an account.

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Fee Rates

Group Size Weekends/Holidays Weekdays/Seniors Citizens Damage Deposit

1-50              $125                                 $50                                                 $50

51-75            $150                                 $75                                                 $75

76-100          $175                                 $125                                               $75

101-125        $200                                 $150                                               $100

126-150        $225                                 $175                                               $100

151-175        $275                                 $225                                               $125

176-200        $300                                 $250                                               $125

201-225        $325                                 $275                                               $150

226-250        $350                                 $300                                               $150

Kiwanis Reservation Area is an outdoor facility with a sheltered picnic area that can accommodate up to 250 people with 11 tables, 28.5” wide and 95” long. It is outfitted with 3 large coal grills; a recreation area with a volleyball net and a horseshoe pit; running water; electricity (a single outlet – bring an extension cord if needed); restrooms (pit toilets); and access to the Elena Gallegos trails. This facility is available year-round. Adjoining area has round cement tables nestled within the trees and a small fire circle with informal seating (fire restrictions may apply).

When can I book?  Plan ahead as demand is high. Reservations are open for the 2021 season. Reservations begin November 1, 2021 for the 2022 season. Book online at play.cabq.gov.

Double Shelter Reservation Area

Double Shelter Reservation AreaThis facility is also located in the Elena Gallegos Picnic Area and is perfect for small groups up to 50 people. The area offers two picnic tables, two coal grills, electricity, and is located near restroom facilities and trailheads. It also features a large amphitheater that is a popular area for school groups, public events and presentations. The facility is available year-round.

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Group Size Weekends/Holidays Weekdays/Seniors Citizens Damage Deposit

1-50               $50                                 $25                                                 $50

Carolino Canyon Reservation Area

Carolino Canyon Reservation AreaThis 40-acre day use facility is nestled in the juniper-pinon forests of the East Mountains. It is located 9.5 miles south of I-40 on NM Highway 337. Take exit 175 on I-40 and head south until you see the signs for the facility. The area can accommodate up to 250 people and provides 2 separate picnic areas.

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Upper Picnic Area

The upper picnic area has a rustic shelter with a fireplace, tree-shaded tables, grills, restrooms, electricity and water. The area provides universal access with a paved nature trail.

Lower Picnic Area

The lower picnic area is just right for company picnics and extended family gatherings. It has a large shelter and shaded tables. Restrooms, water, and electricity are available.

Playing Field

A playing field is available for volleyball, tetherball, and/or horseshoes. It is available on a first-come, first-serve basis or shared with other users.

Season

The facility is available May through September. The 2021 season begins June 21, 2021.

Fee Rates