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

Each of the Bernalillo County Community Centers provide various programs and activities for youth and adults such as the before and after school programs, Summer Recreation Program, Parky’s Pals Pre-School Recreation Program, aerobics and fitness classes, dance instruction, arts and crafts, and ceramics.

Sports, Aquatics, Community Fitness Centers: The staff at the community centers help administer the county’s sports leagues, pools and seasonal water facilities and two fitness centers.

The Land Management Section is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of more than 1,000 acres of parks, athletic fields, little league complexes, streetscapes, county facility landscapes, and over 950 acres of open space properties

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  • Weekly crafts, outdoor activities, and experiments will be offered to deepen your discovery of the natural world. Each visitor can make a journal and crafts to take home. Activities are correlated to school science standards making this a great opportunity for homeschoolers to learn, explore and play! Contact (505) 314-0420.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • At the end of the Triassic period, about 200 million years ago, dinosaurs became the dominant animals in terrestrial ecosystems for the next 140 million years. In order to understand how this happened, we need to examine the ecosystems just before the turnover. The workshop is free but space is limited. Register below.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • Learn wood carving Mondays from 9- to 11 a.m. at Los Vecinos Community Center. Classes are for those ages 18 and up. Pay a $12 membership fee - seniors over 55 and veterans are free. Questions? Call the center at (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333 Tijeras

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