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Third Annual BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Rodeo

Cowboys and cowgirls, it’s time to strap those boots on and get ready for the Third Annual BernCo Bernie’s Sheep Day and First Impression Youth Day Rodeo. It takes place on Saturday, Aug. 6 at Bernalillo County’s Dennison Park Rodeo Grounds in the South Valley, 7001 Coors Blvd. SW. The event will run from 9 a.m. ‘til the sheep come home.
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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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  • Bernalillo County Cultural Services’ Public Art program, in collaboration with Albuquerque ARTScrawl and City of Albuquerque Public Art, presents Downtown Public ARTScrawl on Friday, Oct. 7, from ...

  • On September 24, 2016,  Commissioner Art De La Cruz, Bernalillo County Public Art, artist PAZ and apprentice artists from Working Classroom   dedicated the Kiawitl Mural at  Bernalillo County's Rio G...

  • Residents can enjoy a relaxing evening of traditional arts demonstrations and hands-on activities for the whole family at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, this Friday, Sept. 30 from 6 –...

Community Services
  • Our popular Backyard Farming series continues throughout the fall of 2016 featuring experts in their fields who will provide hands-on experiences giving participants practical information to transform their backyards into a thriving urban oasis of food, medicine and wildlife habitat. "Composting Basics and Improvements" - Learn about compost basics and turning garden and food waste into nutritious soil to improve your garden and landscape from the ground up. Come with your toughest questions! The workshops are FREE; however, space is limited and participants must register at www.bernco.gov/openspace. For more information, call (505) 314-0420.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW (3 miles South of Rio Bravo)

  • FREE! Each month will focus on a different theme and each week will feature new activities for families that include an experiment for older explorers and a craft that will challenge your mind and your hands. Come answer a challenge question to receive a prize! Bring your friends and join a game, or come each week and build your own nature experiences.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

  • Open Fitness Center hours at Westside Community Center. Come see us and get a great workout!
    Location:
    Westside Community Center
    1250 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Albuquerque, NM
    87105

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

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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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