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Open Space Etiquette to Consider When On-Site

You can do your part and set a good example for others by keeping Open Spaces clean, practicing good trail etiquette and being responsible with your pets. In order to preserve Open Space properties for the safety and enjoyment of everyone, the following activities are not allowed:

  • Operation of motorized vehicles outside of designated areas
  • Dumping and/or littering
  • Possession of firearms, weapons, or explosive devices
  • Camping and open fires
  • Consumption of alcoholic beverages
  • Possession of glass containers
  • Pets off leash
  • Disturbing or feeding wildlife
  • Fishing, hunting or trapping
  • Swimming, wading, or bathing
  • Removing or disturbing natural or historic/cultural resources
  • Vandalism of any kind

A full list of prohibited activities can be found in Sec. 58-57 of the Bernalillo County Open Space Management Ordinances (Chapter 58, Article II of the Bernalillo County Code of Ordinances).

Please report violations when you see them happening by calling the Bernalillo County Sheriff's Department (non-emergency) at (505) 798-7000.

 

Northern Properties

 

Eastern Properties

     

 

Southern Properties

     

 

Partner Managed Open Space

Properties that have significant Bernalillo County involvement, but do not belong to the county. See more below.

 

Multi-Use Trail

Various bike and pedestrian trails that are maintained by multiple agencies. See more below.

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