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Rules for Balloonists

Instructions for retrieving balloons from Albuquerque City Parks and Recreation facilities:

City Parks & Golf Courses

If a balloon comes down in a City park or golf course, the following procedure should be used:

The balloonist should call 311 or (505) 768-2000.

If they have the number for the Parks & Recreation facility, call the facility directly.

  • Parks and School Parks: If a balloon comes down in a park and it can be walked out safely no need to call the Parks and Recreation Department. If the balloon truck needs to drive on the grass, please call 311.
  • Golf Courses: Call the respective pro shops so a field marshal can work with the balloonist in removing the balloon.
    • Northeast:
      • Los Altos Golf Course, Eubank and Interstate 40: (505) 298-1897
      • Arroyo del Oso Golf Course, Louisiana and Osuna NE: (505) 884-7505
    • Southeast: Puerto del Sol Golf Course, Gibson & Girard SE: (505) 265-5636
    • Westside: Ladera Golf Course, Ladera & Sequoia: (505) 836-4449

Major Public Open Space

  • Call Open Space Law Enforcement before entry: (505) 242-COPS (2677)
  • No fencing can be cut
  • Access is restricted to existing maintenance roads and with law enforcement escort only
  • Balloonists and crew are responsible for any damage

Petroglyph National Monument

  • Emergency landing only
  • Walk it out
  • National Park Service does not assist
  • No fencing can be cut
  • No vehicles allowed

Los Poblanos Fields Open Space

Download rules specific to balloon landings in Los Poblanos Fields.

Beware of the power lines between parking lot and farm fields.