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Multi Generational Center Youth Recreational Programs

Youth recreational and out of school time programs offered by the Department of Senior Affairs.

All senior, multigenerational and 50+ Fitness Centers are closed except for summer youth programming. Check back for re-open dates.

The Department of Senior Affairs provides services to youth ages 5-12 at both North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers. In addition to the traditional programming at the six Senior Centers and two Multigenerational Centers, out of school time programs are provided.


Multigenerational Center Summer ProgramsJPG of Youth in DSA Program at pumpkin patch

The Summer Recreation Program is offered for eight weeks, (June to July) every year to school age children and youth from 5 -12 years old at each City Multigenerational Center. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration must turn 6 by September 1 in order to be eligible to participate. Each center provides an assortment of programs and activities that meet community needs and promote community involvement in recreation, cultural activities, education, health and family life activities.

Due to the high participant demand for the City of Albuquerque’s Summer Recreation Program, the Department of Senior Affairs utilizes a "lottery-style" selection of participants. Lottery forms are available at each Multigenerational Center and by clicking the links above.

Once a center registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained for participants not selected. Parents will be notified as space becomes available.

Summer Recreation Program Lottery Dates:

The lottery registration for the 2020 Summer Recreation Program will be Monday, May 11, 2020 through Wednesday May 20, 2020.

Summer Recreation Selection Announcement 

If your child(ren) was selected in the lottery drawing, you will receive an email (emails will be sent to the address on file), with instructions for registering your child(ren) into the Summer Program. The names of the children selected also will be posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 until Tuesday, June 2, 2020 at North Domingo Baca and Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Centers.

Summer Recreation Program Registration Dates

For those that were selected, Program Registration will take place the week of Tuesday, May 26, 2020 – Tuesday, June 2, 2020, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center. Parents can register in person during the dates and times specified or email the completed forms (instructions available in selection email).

Summer Recreation Program Dates and Hours:

Monday, June 8, 2020 thru Friday, July 31, 2020
Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Recreation Program Fee:

A membership to the Multigenerational Center is required to participate in programs. The fee is $20 per person, per year. In addition, the fee to participate in Summer Youth Programming is $60 (or $30 per month) per child. 

Before School Programs

The Before School Program is offered only at Manzano Mesa Multigenerational Center.

After School Programs

After School Programs are available at both of our Multigenerational Centers.

  • North Domingo Baca provides an After School Program for children from Edmund G. Ross Elementary.
  • Manzano Mesa provides an After School Program for children from Manzano Mesa Elementary.

Seasonal Break Programs

Spring, Fall and Winter Break Programs are offered during the school year at both Multigenerational Centers.