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The Behavioral Health Initiative: What Is It?

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative represents a significant step forward in local efforts toward addressing and preventing the mental health, substance abuse, addiction, and homelessness crisis in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County and the middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico.

Open Space

Bernalillo County is the proud steward of open spaces and prescription trails and proud host of educational programs about wildlife, history and nature
Open Space

Parks and Recreation

Your place for community recreation, aquatics, park maintenance, open space, sports and fitness, youth programs and senior citizen centers
Parks and Recreation
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  • Residents can enjoy an exciting training on SKYWARN and learn to read the sky and spot severe weather on Wednesday, May 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Tornado...

  • Experience new ideas in gardening with recycled and natural building materials at the Backyard Farming Series on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. ...

  • Join BernCo Open Space’s Naturalist Series for a thought-provoking evening on New Mexico’s environment on Sunday, May 14 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. This S...

Community Services
  • Evening Adaptations - Presenter: Cass Landrum, Cottonwood Gulch. Join in an exploration on the senses beyond sight. Smell like a dog, hear like an owl, and learn more about your own adaptations on a short walk through Bachechi.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

  • Enjoy Open Gym Indoor Soccer on Saturday nights at Los Vecinos Community Center. For ages 16 and up. $12 membership fee. Questions? Call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras

Housing

Housing Department
Bernalillo County’s Housing Department administers federal housing and economic development dollars to benefit low and moderate income individuals.

ABQ/BernCo Community Schools Partnership

Increasing parent involvement, student academic achievement and overall community quality of life, with schools as the hub

Community Centers

Little girls at a community center
Community hotspots for Before and After School programs for kids, dances and sports for teens and fitness and computer classes for adults.
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