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Open Space Recognized by BernCo Board of Commissioners

On May 8 the Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners conveyed its sincere gratitude to Open Space on its success and dedication to the people of this great county on this, the 20th anniversary of Bernalillo County Open Space.
open space recognized for 20th year

Carlito Springs Open Space Closed for Renovation

Carlito Springs Open Space is closed until further notice for renovations. The project will involve improvements to the road leading to the spring, a potable water system, fire suppression and wastewater disposal system at the structures located at the spring along with a forest health plan.
carlito springs closed

Bernalillo County Seeking Public Input on Urban Open Space

Bernalillo County is hosting the second in a series of community agriculture and open space workshops, in conjunction with the UNM CityLab, on Saturday, April 7, 2018. The workshop is scheduled from 2 to 4 p.m. at Whittier Elementary School, 1110 Quincy SE.
urban open space meeting

Four Baby Dahl Lambs Born at Gutierrez-Hubbell House

Two sets of twin baby Dahl lambs were born in February and can been seen at Historic Gutierrez-Hubbell House.
baby lambs

Family Fun Days Every Sunday at Bachechi Open Space

Our Family Fun Days are on Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. at Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW.
spring family fun

BernCo’s Gutierrez-Hubbell House Joins National Register of Historic Places

The Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center has been named to the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places.

                                 

 

 

              

 

 

Open Space Properties

Open Space Properties, from the Mountains to the Valley
Get outdoors and enjoy our hiking trails, scenic landscapes and serene vistas.

Cultivating Bernalillo County

Cultivating Bernalillo County
Part of Bernalillo County’s mission is to protect prime agricultural lands.

Become a Master Naturalist

Become a Master Naturalist with Bernalillo County Open Space
Our award-winning Master Naturalist Program is ideal for curious people who love the outdoors and want to support conservation measures that improve land health.

Open Space Overview

Bernalillo County is celebrating 20 years! A referendum was passed in 1998 to provide 0.5 mill levy funds for the acquisition of Open Space lands. Shortly afterwards, Bernalillo County purchased the first Open Space properties in 1999: Ojito de San Antonio, Durand, Pajarito, and Sabino Canyon. Numerous properties followed including the Gutierrez-Hubbell House in 2000. Bernalillo County launched the Open Space program ten years after the initial mill levy tax by providing resourced-based opportunities and environmental education opportunities to the public. The program continues to blossom and the County continues to protect important lands through community support and funding from the approved 2014 mill levy tax. This year, BernCo Open Space staff and partners are offering more public events than ever. Take advantage of these free events for all ages where you will have the opportunity to further explore and learn about public lands. Also, look for special memorabilia items only available this year at the public events.

Vision Statement

Bernalillo County Open Space strives to be a dynamic network of properties with important natural or cultural resources managed to benefit people, plants and wildlife by protecting and enhancing viewsheds, water resources, wildlife habitat, cultural/historic sites, and prime agricultural land; and providing resource-based recreation and environmental education.

 

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  • Bernalillo County swimming pools and the Alameda Spray Park will open Saturday, May 26 at noon. Three of the county’s four pools, plus the spray park will open for the season providing a safe and ...

  • Learn more about the future of the Bernalillo County south valley pool and splash pad and other local county facilities at a community meeting on Thursday, May 24, 2018. Parks and Recreation Depar...

  • The Bernalillo County Board of Commissioners, along with County Manager Julie Morgas Baca, would like to recognize Parks and Recreation employees for their dedication to the teens of Bernalillo Count...

Community Services
  • Pickleball offered Monday through Friday at the Los Vecinos Community Center. For more information, call (505) 314-0240.
    Location:
    478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    5/26/2018 9:00 AM - 5/26/2018 12:00 PM

  • Open Gym Volleyball for ages 16 plus. Membership fee is $12, or free for veterans and 60 years old and up.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 NM-333, Tijeras
    Time:
    5/26/2018 12:00 PM - 5/26/2018 3:00 PM

  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Spring Family Fun Days. This free, family-fun activity features themed and educational weekly crafts and experiments. Check the flier for specific monthly themes.
    Location:
    Bachechi Open Space, 9521 Rio Grande NW
    Time:
    5/27/2018 12:00 PM - 5/27/2018 5:00 PM

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