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Community Services

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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  • Residents can enjoy an exciting training on SKYWARN and learn to read the sky and spot severe weather on Wednesday, May 17 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. Tornado...

  • Experience new ideas in gardening with recycled and natural building materials at the Backyard Farming Series on Saturday, May 20 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. ...

  • Join BernCo Open Space’s Naturalist Series for a thought-provoking evening on New Mexico’s environment on Sunday, May 14 from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW. This S...

Community Services
  • Open gym basketball is available Wednesday nights and Saturday mid-mornings. The gym is open to ages 16 and up. Cost is $12 yearly membership fee. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras, NM

  • Evening Adaptations - Presenter: Cass Landrum, Cottonwood Gulch. Join in an exploration on the senses beyond sight. Smell like a dog, hear like an owl, and learn more about your own adaptations on a short walk through Bachechi.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

  • Seniors 50 +who are members of the City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs can register for adapted aquatics classes taught at the UNM Therapeutic Pool (92 degree water). Participants will be led through a series of range of motion exercises that will increase joint mobility and develop muscular strength. Transportation from Vista Grande is provided and leaves the center at 12:20. Space is limited. Class cost is donation of $8. Register in person or over the phone at Palo Duro Sports and Fitness 880-2800 or Los Volcanes Fitness Center 839-3710 or North Domingo Baca Fitness Center at 764-6496.
    Location:
    UNM Therapeutic Pool

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