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    Albuquerque NM 87102

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    As a service of the Board of County Commissioners, Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation and Open Space 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.


    • Responsible for planning, designing and constructing capital improvement projects for parks, open space, community centers, and aquatic facilities
    • Prepare funding requests for State of New Mexico legislative capital outlay, county general obligation bond funding and other grant funding sources. Track and administer capital funding, provide grant assistance to department and county administration, and meet reporting requirements for Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) database
    • Provide comments on County Development Review Authority and County Planning Commission and other specially designated commission (e.g. Arts Commission, Memorial Commission, etc.) submittals as they affect park, recreation, open space, and trail facilities


    • Aquatic's program provides swim lessons, open swim, water aerobics, pool/spray park rentals, lap swimming, swim team, masters swimming and Red Cross lifeguard training instruction
    • The sports program provides league opportunities for youth and adults, such as basketball, softball, and running


    • Provides 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, Spring/Winter Break Camp, Back to School Camp, programs for Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) participants, teen programming, aerobics and fitness classes, dance instruction, arts and crafts, and ceramics
    • South Valley Multi-purpose Senior Center (SVMPSC) is a senior meal site as well as offering ceramics, fitness center, sewing room, computer lab, and programs for Department of Behavioral Health Services (DBHS) participants, medical clinics for seniors and multi-generational programming and partnered with the State of New Mexico Juvenile Probation Office (JPO) and New Mexico Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD)


    • Responsible for the maintenance and improvement of more than 1,000 acres of parks, athletic fields, little league complexes, streetscapes, trails, county facility landscapes, and over 1,600 acres of open space properties consisting of trails, agricultural lands and forestry lands
    • Provide landscape construction and redevelopment of turf, facility landscapes, playgrounds, shade structures, athletic fields, streetscapes, xeriscape, and irrigation systems for all Bernalillo County facilities
    • Conduct certified safety inspections to include playground audits, site inspections, soil analysis, and water audits ensuring all applicable safety standards and water consumption ordinances are met
    • Manage and coordinate set-up of tents, tables, chairs, and site preparation in support of county special events, ceremonies, and functions

    ID Objective Status Accomplished Date


    Review and increase Parks and Recreation Department's current fee structure




    Highest priority projects from the Parks Recreation Open Space (PROS) facilities master plan in construction 



    * Converted to Performance Measure

    The Matrix is used during the Build Foundation and Developing Framework phases of the performance reporting process. While developing the Matrix the mission, services, projects, and performance measures are reviewed, updated, and/or established for the upcoming cycle. The Meeting Agenda and Industry Research are used during the Analyze & Review phase of the performance reporting process. The Meeting Agenda tracks questions and follow up items addressed during the DCM Performance Meetings, while the Industry Research is reviewed for industry trends and benchmarking opportunities.   


    The legend below illustrates the alignment to the Strategic Plan Goals across the objectives and performances measures per department. 

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