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Parks & Recreation Open Spaces

The Bernalillo Board of County Commissioners adopted the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan (PROS Plan) on Oct. 27, 2015.

This new plan will provide a 15-year roadmap for the development of future parks, recreation and open space facilities. The master plan is now available below in its final adopted form.

Adoption of the plan was the result of a two-year of planning effort, which included over 40 community meetings. A final set of meetings and surveys were conducted in June for each of the five commission districts, which helped the county prioritize projects proposed in the plan. The results of the prioritization process can be found in Section 6 of the PROS Plan. County Parks and Recreation staff are now in the process of implementing the priority projects in the plan.

Thank you to all of the county residents who completed a survey, participated in one of the public meetings and/or submitted a comment. 

 

 

To learn more about the meetings and the concepts presented in the master plan, please view our video below.

The Bernalillo County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Master Plan was initially developed in 2003. Bernalillo County has completed 75 percent of the projects identified. These projects include the Rio Grande Pool renovation; Bachechi, Pajarito; Durand, and Ojito Open Space; Hubbell House renovations and Open Space development; Vista Grande and Paradise Hills Community Center improvements; and playground upgrades throughout the county.

Click here for a link to information about current and past Bernalillo County projects. 

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  • In this workshop, we will use the ABQ Backyard Refuge Program (ABQ BRP) workbook and learn a myriad of ways the Bachechi Open Space might better support local plants and wildlife. Meet with the ABQ BRP team who will feature Bachechi Open Space as an example to demonstrate the first step in becoming a certified habitat – and in turn, be able to certify your own garden as a backyard refuge. Registration closes May 14.
    Time:
    5/15/2021 9:00 AM - 5/15/2021 10:30 AM

  • Join us May 21 - July 31 for a taste of local history through the outdoor exhibit along the agricultural fields on the grounds of Gutiérrez Hubbell House History & Cultural Center, a Bernalillo County Open Space located at 6029 Isleta Blvd SW. The exhibit invites visitors to explore the varied origins and paths to New Mexico of key elements in our local foods. We’ll examine Pueblo agricultural trade and innovation, the impact of Spanish colonization on local crops and foods, and the influence of changing technology on what ingredients are available to New Mexicans. The exhibit tells the story of how generations of farmers and cooks adopted, adapted, and embraced foods from around the globe to create the unique and recognizable flavors that New Mexicans treasure as our local culinary traditions. The exhibit is located outdoors along the agricultural fields, with ample spacing. Downloadable and print guides for self-led tours will be available for those who wish to explore the exhibit alone or with a small group. On-site parking is available dawn-to-dusk, 7 days a week. Check online for updates about free reservations for guided tours of the exhibit and Gutiérrez Hubbell House. Museum hours and tour availability subject to change, in compliance with covid-safe practices. The exhibit will be accompanied by programs provided either online or in hybrid forms that allow digital participation. All Bernalillo County Open Spaces are responding flexibly in the face of changing COVID-19 conditions and public health orders. We will share updated information on site-specific practices and restrictions on this page and recommend you check back before attending the exhibit. The museum and grounds are ADA compliant and NM-Safe Certified. As conditions and restrictions related to COVID-19 change, updated information can be found at both the exhibit website and https:/www.bernco.gov/coronavirus. You can also find the link to our video on Open Space outdoor etiquette during COVID-19 at these locations or on the BernCo YouTube channel. Please call 505-314-0400 for more information or to request accommodation.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House History and Cultural Center, 6029 Isleta SW
    Time:
    5/21/2021 12:00 AM - 7/31/2021 12:00 AM

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    Time:
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