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Bernalillo County to Reopen East Mountain Open Space Areas

Bernalillo County’s East Mountain open space properties will be reopened starting Friday, July 13, at 8 a.m.
open spaces reopened

Bosque Chile Festival Set for Aug. 18

Registration for artisans, food trucks, cooks for the “chicharron challenge” and volunteers is now open for the 2018 version of the Bosque Chile Festival.
chile festival call for vendors

BernCo Open Space Seeks Artists for 20th Celebration Event

The Bernalillo County Arts Board is looking for artists to create up to three art installations at Bachechi Open Space for the 20th anniversary celebration event of Bernalillo County Open Space on Sept. 28, 2018.
bachechi art installations

BernCo ‘Movies in the Park’ Series Begins This Saturday, June 2

Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation is again hosting its popular and family-friendly series Movies in the Park this summer beginning June 2 through Aug. 11 at various locations throughout the county.
movies in the park returns

BernCo Board Honors Award-Winning T3on3N Basketball Program

The BernCo Board of Commissioners and County Manager Julie Morgas Baca recognized Parks and Rec employees for receiving the State Youth Program of the Year award from the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association for the T3on3N Program.
T33N program honored

Bernalillo County Wins Youth Program of the Year

The Bernalillo County T3on3N basketball program has been honored as the state youth program of the year by the New Mexico Recreation and Parks Association (NMRPA).
county program wins state award

The Adventures of BernCo Bernie – Out and About in Bernalillo County is Out and About in Bernalillo County

Bernalillo County, along with the New Mexico Tourism Department and Albuquerque Public Schools, presented BernCo Bernie’s third book, The Adventures of BernCo Bernie – Out and About in Bernalillo County at an official book launch held earlier today.
bernco bernie book release

The Behavioral Health Initiative: What Is It?

The Bernalillo County Behavioral Health Initiative represents a significant step forward in local efforts toward addressing and preventing the mental health, substance abuse, addiction, and homelessness crisis in Albuquerque/Bernalillo County and the middle Rio Grande region of New Mexico.

Open Space

Bernalillo County is the proud steward of open spaces and prescription trails and proud host of educational programs about wildlife, history and nature
Open Space

Parks and Recreation

Your place for community recreation, aquatics, park maintenance, open space, sports and fitness, youth programs and senior citizen centers
Parks and Recreation

BernCo Honored for Participation in Food Program

Bernalillo County’s 2018 Summer Lunch Program is being honored for 45 years of participation in the summer food program in New Mexico.
summer lunch program honored
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  • Bernalillo County’s East Mountain open space properties will be reopened starting Friday, July 13, at 8 a.m. Due to the recent monsoon rains, and increased humidity, Ojito de San Antonio, Sandia K...

  • Bernalillo County is set to cut the ribbon at the South Valley Pool to celebrate the grand opening of the state’s largest splash pad. Admission is free on Friday, July 20. WHO: County Commissio...

  • Registration for artisans, food trucks, cooks for the “chicharron challenge” and volunteers is now open for the 2018 version of the Bosque Chile Festival. The third annual Bosque Chile Festival is...

Community Services
  • Enjoy Pickleball for those ages 50 +. Free on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from noon to 4:30 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. Call (505) 468-7341 for more info.
    Location:
    South Valley Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 2008 Larrazolo SW
    Time:
    7/20/2018 12:00 PM - 7/20/2018 4:30 PM

  • Join Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation for Teen 3-on-3 Basketball on Friday nights starting June 8. Participants must attend the 30-minute life skills workshop before playing basketball. Dinner is served at 6 p.m. in the gym. This program is free of charge, but participants must register.
    Location:
    Westside Community Center, 1250 Isleta Blvd. SW, 87105
    Time:
    7/20/2018 6:00 PM - 7/20/2018 10:00 PM

  • Join us every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. for Summer 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, 9251 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
    Time:
    7/22/2018 12:00 PM - 7/22/2018 5:00 PM

Housing

Housing Department
Bernalillo County’s Housing Department administers federal housing and economic development dollars to benefit low and moderate income individuals.

ABQ/BernCo Community Schools Partnership

Increasing parent involvement, student academic achievement and overall community quality of life, with schools as the hub

Community Centers

Little girls at a community center
Community hotspots for Before and After School programs for kids, dances and sports for teens and fitness and computer classes for adults.
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