Information about the City of Albuquerque's Open Space Division.
The Open Space Visitor Center: Connecting People to Place
Learn more about the Open Space Visitor Center.
Open Space Lands
Open Space Events
- View all upcoming events on the Open Space events calendar.
- November 2nd-December 28th: Connected Webs at the Open Space Visitor Center.
- November 2nd-December 1st: Book of Cranes
Open Space News
Support Open Space Division
Help the Open Space Division.
Open Space Alliance
About the Open Space Division
Photos courtesy Bill Pentler.
Open Space works to acquire and protect the natural character of land designated as major public Open Space in the 1988 revised City of Albuquerque Comprehensive Plan.
These lands, which comprise more than 28,000 acres in and around Albuquerque, are managed to:
- Conserve natural and archaeological resources
- Provide opportunities for outdoor education
- Provide a place for high and low impact recreation
- Define the edges of the urban environment.
Open Space Police
Officers from the Albuquerque Police Department patrol Open Space areas by foot, vehicle, horseback, and mountain bicycle.
These fully commissioned law enforcement officers make contact with the public to educate and oversee compliance with rules and regulations. Their dual mission is to protect the Open Space lands and resources while ensuring a safe and enjoyable visit.
In addition to these officers, Open Space lands are regularly monitored by volunteers, who are trained to observe and protect the natural characteristics of the environment.
Contact Open Space Divsion Administrative Offices
Phone: (505) 452-5200 or 311
Open Space Division
Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 1293
Albuquerque, NM 87103
Administrative Offices Physical Address
3615 Los Picaros SE
Albuquerque, NM 87105
Open Space Visitor Center
6500 Coors NE
Albuquerque, NM 87120
Open Space Events
Connected Webs: Las Arañas Spinners and Weavers Guild
Origin: Spirits of the Past
A guided hike near the Open Space Visitor Center.
A guided hike in the bosque near the Open Space Visitor Center