Parks & Open Spaces

Albuquerque and Bernalillo County enjoy a magnificent and diverse natural setting, encompassing the Sandia Mountains, Rio Grande River and Bosque, the Albuquerque Volcanos, and more.

Visit Petroglyphs National Monument to explore one of the largest Petroglyph sites in North America. Or take advantage of the hundreds of parks and open spaces that allow you to hit the playing fields, get off the beaten track, or just enjoy a quiet moment or picnic. Experience wildlife in the area’s open spaces, or by a visit to our amazing BioPark, opened in 1927, where you can enjoy a zoo, aquarium and botanic garden.

Albuquerque Volcanoes 

La Luz Trail 

Sandia Peak Ski & Tramway 

Tingley Beach 

Sunset in the park at Tingley Beach. Albuquerque, NM.

The Yards 

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The media and other community members got a sneak peak of the newly renovated historic Blacksmith Shop at the Albuquerque Railyards, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, in Albuquerque, N.M. The shop will open its doors to the public Friday, Sept. 27, from 5:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event will feature live entertainment, a car show, and food and drink. The Blacksmith Shop is the first area of the railyard that has been renovated. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)