One of the many factors that makes Albuquerque such a great place to live is the parks and recreation system here. No matter your interest, you'll find a park suited for your needs, whether it be golfing, swimming, tennis, baseball, and softball, to bicycling and rock climbing. There's nearly 300 parks, along with open spaces, all for your relaxation and enjoyment. Here's a few of the outstanding amenities the parks in Albuquerque has to offer.

City Parks

Los Altos Park | 10300 Lomas Blvd NE

This city park offers plenty of recreation options from an indoor swimming pool to a skate park.

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park | 2901 Candelaria Rd NW

The Rio Grande Nature Center is a 38 acre urban wildlife preserve habitat. The park includes a visitors center, two gardens, several wildlife viewing areas, an education building and a building housing the non-profit Wildlife Rescue, Inc. You can also enjoy four constructed ponds that serve as a habitat for birds and other wildlife.

Mariposa Basin Park | 4900 Kachina St NW

Mariposa Basin Park features 3 walking trail loops around ponds, ideal for bird watchers, along with playgrounds & sports fields.

Open Spaces

Albuquerque maintains over 29,000 acres of open spaces.


There are 4 public golf courses located in the Albuquerque park system. They all include a well-stocked pro shop with rental clubs, range balls, cart rentals, and golf retail merchandise. Lessons are also available.

The oldest course is Los Altos Golf Course and is ideal for beginning to intermediate golfers and features a banquet and grill. Other courses include Arroyo del Oso, Puerto del Sol, and Ladera.

Recreation Activities

You'll find plenty of recreational activities which include basketball, flag Football, shooting range, softball, tennis, pickle ball, model aircraft flying, along with open space activities such as rock climbing, model rocketry, extreme recreation, and bicycling.

There's plenty of fun waiting for you in Albuquerque. Find a park near you:




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