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Open Space Community Events

Information about Open Space Community Events.

2022 Neighborhood Nature FestivalsA flyer in spanish and english for nature fest

Come celebrate nature right in your neighborhood with free pop-up events!

We'll have live music, bilingual nature storytelling and puppet show, nature-themed carnivale performers, bosque ecosystem traveling exhibit truck, hands-on science activities, nature-based games, show-n-tell with urban wild animals, Esperanza bike repair clinic, food trucks, on-site language interpreters, and more!

Nature Fest Dates: Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon

April 23 at Phil Chacon Park

7600 Southern Ave SE 87108 (next to Cesar Chavez Community Center)

10 to 11 a.m. | Live Music by Soriba Fofana and Wassa Ensemble
9:15 & 11 a.m. | Bilingual Storytelling: Duende on the Rio Grande with Michelle Adam

May 21 at Alamosa Park

1100 Bataan Dr SW 87121 (next to Ted M. Gallegos Community Center)

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Live Music by New Mexico Marimba Band
9 a.m. to noon | Interactive Music with Kevin Kinane/Recycleman
9:15 & 11 a.m. | Bilingual Storytelling: Duende on the Rio Grande with Michelle Adam

June 18 at Phil Chacon Park

7600 Southern Ave SE 87108 (next to Cesar Chavez Community Center)

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Live Music by *to be announced*
9 a.m. to noon | Interactive Music with Kevin Kinane/Recycleman
9:15 & 11 a.m. | Bilingual Storytelling: Duende on the Rio Grande with Michelle Adam

July 16 at Alamosa Park

1100 Bataan Dr SW 87121 (next to Ted M. Gallegos Community Center)

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Live Music by Lara Manzanares
9 a.m. to noon | Interactive Music with Kevin Kinane/Recycleman
9:15 & 11 a.m. | Bilingual Storytelling: Duende on the Rio Grande with Michelle Adam

Aug. 27 at Phil Chacon Park

7600 Southern Ave SE 87108 (next to Cesar Chavez Community Center)

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Live Music by *to be announced*
9 a.m. to noon | Interactive Music with Kevin Kinane/Recycleman
9:15 & 11 a.m. | Bilingual Storytelling: Duende on the Rio Grande with Michelle Adam

Sept. 24 at Alamosa Park

1100 Bataan Dr SW 87121 (next to Ted M. Gallegos Community Center)

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Live Music by Dos Gatos, Felix & David of Felix y Los Gatos
9 a.m. to noon | Interactive Music with Kevin Kinane/Recycleman
9:15 & 11 a.m. | Bilingual Storytelling: Duende on the Rio Grande with Michelle Adam

Nature Festival Community Partners:

Esperanza Bicycle Safety & Education Center | Transit Department | Keep Albuquerque Beautiful | Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico | Ciudad Soil and Water Conservation District | Friends of Valle de Oro- ABQ Backyard Refuge Program | Hawks Aloft | Michelle Adam- Bilingual Storyteller | Conservation Carnivale | We Grow Eco | AMP Concerts | Naomi Todd-Reyes LLC: On-site Language Interpretation | PopFizz Paletas Food Truck


2022 Neighborhood Open Space Community Concerts

Join us in celebrating some of our urban Open Spaces with live music, performers, and incredible views of your public lands under the light of the setting sun! Enjoy free entertainment, paletas, face painting, bosque traveling exhibit truck, rock climbing wall, and hands-on nature activities.

Bring the family, a chair or blanket, and picnic dinner.

Open Space Concerts Dates: Saturdays from 6pm - 8pm

Los Poblanos Fields Open Space/Rio Grande Community Farm

1701 Montaño Rd NW 87107
May 7 (Mother’s Day Weekend) | June 18 (Father’s Day Weekend)

Tijeras BioZone Open Space

15600 Central Ave SE 87123
July 9 | Aug. 20 | Sept. 17

Neighborhood Open Space Community Concert Partners

Parks & Recreation Outdoor Rock Climbing Wall | Rio Grande Community Farm | Conservation Carnivale | AMP Concerts | PopFizz Paletas | Facepainterina


City Nature Challenge Albuquerque: Community Science in Your Neighborhood and Beyond

City Nature Challenge (CNC) is an international effort to find and document plants and wildlife in cities around the world. CNC Albuquerque focuses on the Middle Rio Grande Valley and includes observations made in Sandoval, Bernalillo, and Valencia counties. The Open Space Division offers a variety of events for all ages during the event. To learn more about CNC visit City Nature Challenge and iNaturalist