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Montessa Park

Information about Montessa Park and Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course.

HOURS: Closed at dark.
LOCATION: 3615 Los Picaros Rd SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105
CONTACT: To report violations or trespassers call 505-452-5206 Emergencies call 911  To report suspicious activity or vehicle lock-ins call 242-COPS.

Located in the South Valley, the 577-acre Montessa Park is the location for Open Space Administration Offices, the Brent Baca Memorial Disc Golf Course, an off-leash dog park, and a special use off-road vehicle park.

AccessMontessa Park

  1. Take Interstate 25 to the Rio Bravo Boulevard exit.
  2. Travel west on Rio Bravo and turn south on Broadway approximately 1.5 miles.
  3. Turn east on Bobby Foster Road and then north on Los Picaros Road.
  4. Access to the off-road vehicle park is on the south side of the road. The Open Space offices are located at the end of Los Picaros Road.

Off-Road Vehicle Area

This is the only area in the Open Space system available for off-road driving. Vehicle operators must be able to provide:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Proof of insurance
  • Helmet for riders under 18 years of age

There are no formal trail routes or developed facilities, only simple access areas. No reservations are required and the area is closed at dark.

Off-Road Park Boundaries

The Off-Road Vehicle Area is located adjacent to private property. Please respect all Park boundaries when using off road vehicles in the area. Open Space boundaries are clearly marked with fence and Open Space regulation signs. Cutting fences to access private property is illegal and punishable by law. Violators and trespassers are subject to fines and/or imprisonment.

Montessa Park Map

Park boundaries are shown in green.

Off-Road Vehicle Riders

Riders under 18 years of age MUST complete a certified OHV course and obtain a safety permit prior to riding on public lands and must carry the safety permit when operating on public lands. On-line training courses are available. For more information see the New Mexico Off-Highway Vehicle Program training website.