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Bernalillo County Parks and Recreation Department is responsible for creating and providing recreation, leisure, community services and facilities necessary to promote public well-being and quality of life for youth, adults, senior citizens and special populations in Bernalillo County.

Each of the Bernalillo County Community Centers provide various programs and activities for youth and adults such as the before and after school programs, Summer Recreation Program, Parky’s Pals Pre-School Recreation Program, aerobics and fitness classes, dance instruction, arts and crafts, and ceramics.

Sports, Aquatics, Community Fitness Centers: The staff at the community centers help administer the county’s sports leagues, pools and seasonal water facilities and two fitness centers.

The Land Management Section is responsible for the maintenance and improvement of more than 1,000 acres of parks, athletic fields, little league complexes, streetscapes, county facility landscapes, and over 950 acres of open space properties

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  • Learn basic English vocabulary and overview the parts of speech for free every Tuesday and Thursday from 10-11:30 a.m. at the South Valley Multipurpose Center. Call (505) 468-7341 for more information.
    Location:
    South Valley Multipurpose Center, 2008 Larrazolo Rd. SW
    Time:
    4/2/2020 10:00 AM - 4/2/2020 11:30 AM

  • Art Along the Rio Grande: Experience Nature Through the Artists' Lens is a visual exploration of the ecological and cultural richness of the South Valley’s Valle de Oro Wildlife Refuge. The exhibit is a joint project of the Refuge, Gutiérrez Hubbell House, Friends of Valle de Oro, Hubbell House Alliance, and Bernalillo County Public Art. Valle de Oro National Wildlife Refuge is the Southwest’s first urban refuge, located in the South Valley, just a few miles south of downtown Albuquerque. The refuge is in the process of restoring a former dairy farm back to a mosaic of native New Mexico habitats in order to provide an oasis for wildlife as well as an abundance of education and recreation opportunities for the community. The exhibit showcases the work of local artists in diverse mediums. For the past 7 years, photographers of all ages and skill levels have been invited to participate in an annual photo contest hosted by the refuge, to capture images of the refuge's wildlife, landscapes and people. This exhibit will feature the winning images from the 2019 photo contest, highlighting the refuge this past year as it begins restoration. Sketches and images from the Fall 2019 field mural project featuring 5 women muralists will be on display at GHH. The murals can still be seen at the Refuge, while sketches, photos, and other works reflect the goals and processes of the artists. Artwork by local Artist Wren Walraven, will also be featured. Wren’s artwork content comes from her personal experiences with wildlife, her passion for those animals and the magical desert scenery. Join us in this celebration of the South Valley’s environmental beauty, creativity, and community connections.
    Location:
    Gutierrez-Hubbell House, 6029 Isleta Blvd. SW
    Time:
    4/2/2020 10:00 AM - 4/2/2020 2:00 PM

  • Join us Mondays and Thursdays from 12 to 1:30 for Home School P.E. for kids ages 6-14. See fliyer for cost and semesters.
    Location:
    Los Vecinos Community Center, 478 and a half, Old Highway 66, Tijeras
    Time:
    4/2/2020 12:00 PM - 4/2/2020 1:30 PM

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