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Park Use & Rental Requests

Parks are for public use and most are on a first-come first-serve basis.

Outdoor Reservations

The following outdoor areas can be reserved outside of the Park Use Request process:

More Recreation Information

Other City recreation facilities can be reserved or used but are not covered in the park use request process. See methods below for reservations. 

Albuquerque's City parks are open to everyone.

Some of the activities that occur at parks include walking, running, sports activities, parties, family and community gatherings


Albuquerque's city parks are open to everyone.

Consider a park for walking, running, sports activities (reserve through the Sports office only: 505-224-6682), parties, and family and community gatherings.

Park Use Requirements

Portable restrooms must be placed on dirt or concrete (permit required).

The City of Albuquerque does not provide restrooms for private events.

Parks must be left clean and trash hauled away

Only gas or propane grills are allowed in parks. A fire extinguisher is required. Use of grills and other restrictions are determined by the Fire Marshall's Office.

For events, insurance may be required and review of your proposed event by the City Events Permit Committee.

Park Reservations

In general, reservations are not accepted for parks.

If your planned park usage involves one or more of the Park Special Conditions, please complete and return the Park Use Agreement Form.

Park Reservations contact information.

Park Special Conditions

  • Inflatable "fun jumps" or "bouncer houses"
  • Alcohol use in parks - Read the Statute
  • Groups over 100
  • Tent or canopies (stakes prohibited)
  • Live music, bands, or amplification systems
  • Serving or selling food to the public
  • Publicized events
  • Street barricading
  • Portable restrooms
  • Dunk tanks
  • Organized recreation

NOTE: Organized field sports such as soccer, baseball, lacrosse, rugby, football, etc. are not eligible for the online park use request process. Please call 505-224 -6682 for sports usage and events. 

Park Rules

The following items and activities are prohibited in city parks: