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Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation is responsible for creating and providing recreation, leisure and community services necessary to promote public well-being and quality of life for youth, adults, senior citizens and special populations of Bernalillo County.

The county's community centers are integral to this mission.

Please click on a name to contact or learn more about each community center: 


What We Do:

  • Each Bernalillo County community center provides various programs and activities for youth and adults, such as the Summer Recreation Program, Parky's Pals Pre-School Recreation Program, aerobics and fitness classes, dance instruction, arts and crafts, and one-on-one literacy tutoring.
  • The Teen Program provides after-school recreation for children ages 13-17 years, such as field trips, dance crews and homework assistance. This program is held at the Westside and Mountain View Community Centers and the Paradise Hills Teen Center.
  • Raymond G. Sanchez, Los Vecinos, South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center and Paradise Hills community centers house senior citizen meal-site programs.
  • All community centers are used to host a variety of community organizations, events, sports leagues and meetings.



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  • Join us October 22 from 5-6:30 p.m. for "Bats: The Many Shapes, Sizes, and Colors Found Around the World" with presenter - Dr. Ernie Valdez, U.S. Geological Survey Discover the different shapes, sizes and colors of bats that occur around the world, as well as learn about their unique behaviors that reflect their amazing morphology. Presented by the Museum of Southwestern Biology. Free, but participants must register at bernco.gov/openspace.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • 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.
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

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

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