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BernCo Ballfields and Community Centers Open for Limited Use

11:42 AM

Recent changes in the state public health order have allowed Bernalillo County to open some recreation facilities on a limited basis.

Bernalillo County emphasizes that any teams or individuals, with an approved use agreement for use of county facilities, must follow health safety guidelines that are still in place, such as social distancing (six feet), mandatory use of masks (even at outdoor facilities), and no more than 10 people, to include coaches or instructors, allowed to gather for practice or training. There is still no competition allowed at any facilities, per the state mandate.

Four community centers are open and offering grab-n-go lunches Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunches are available for anyone under the age of 18. Each of the community centers is also offering all-day care for school-aged children. Each center can accommodate 25 kids and spaces are still available for all-day care as follows:

Program cost: $60.00 per week

Westside Community Center – 9 registered – 14 slots available
(505) 314-0176
1250 Isleta Blvd. SW 87105

Paradise Hills Community Center – 18 registered – 6 slots available but maximum is expected week of 9-28
(505) 314-0245
5901 Paradise Hills Blvd. NW 87114

Raymond G. Sanchez Community Center – 8 registered – 19 slots available
(505) 468-7800
9800 4th St. NW 87114

Los Vecinos Community Center – 21 registered – 4 slots available but maximum is expected week of 9-28
(505) 314-0240
478 ½ Old Hwy. 66, Tijeras NM, 87059

The health order changes have allowed the county to open ball fields and teams interested in using county facilities must call and register with the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Department. The number is 505-314-0400.

All county outdoor pools and splash pads will remain closed for the season. Rio Grande indoor pool is open as follows:

Rio Grande Pool - By reservation only, reservations must be made 24 hours in advance at (505) 314-0169

  • Limited swimmers in facilities
  • No spectators
  • Social distancing will be observed
  • M – F: 6 – 9 a.m., 12 – 3 p.m.
  • Saturday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

County information is available on the BernCo website at

Up-to-date information about state coronavirus mandates and information is at

Information regarding coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found at

The New Mexico Health Department COVID-19 information line is: 855-600-3453.

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