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Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)

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  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W.
    Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Type: Bike, Hike & Outdoor Areas
  • Phone: (505) 897-8831
  • Alt: (505) 311
  • Fax: (505) 897-0572
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The City of Albuquerque protects nearly 29,000 acres of public open space that preserve unique landscapes and sensitive habitat while providing miles of recreation trails for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Begin your discovery of the West Mesa, Bosque, Sandia Foothills and East Mountains at the Open Space Visitor Center nestled at the west edge of the Rio Grande bosque (Spanish for forest).  The Center overlooks a wetland and 18 acres of agricultural fields dedicated to wildlife and offers education and art exhibits, demonstration gardens, recreation trails, and special programming. 

 For a list of open space hiking trails, visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/lands.html.

Amenities
  • Days Open: Tuesday-Sunday
  • Hours of Operation: 9-5
  • Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

A presentation and discussion about varied photography techniques by a renown local photographer.

Diane Sauder of the Petroglyph National Monument will introduce you to the “Beautiful Mystery” of Albuquerque’s petroglyphs! This is your opportunity to learn about the human history...

Join Dara Saville of Albuquerque Herbalism for this free gardening program. We will explore beautiful native medicinal plants and common garden herbs that grow easily in our climate. Our discussions...

  • Through August 13, 2017
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Phone: 505-897-8831
  • Admission: Free

The artists of Las Aranas present an exhibit of exquisite woven pieces in two and three dimensions, and colorful tapestries. Meet the artists and celebrate their love of nature.

  • Through August 13, 2017
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Phone: 505-897-8831
  • Admission: Free

Artist Kelly Eckel, who is also a licensed art teacher, takes photographs of magnified insects as part of her process of collaging them into hybrid compositions. Kelly’s work that will be on di...

  • Through August 13, 2017
  • Recurrence: Every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Open Space Visitor Center (Westside)
  • 6500 Coors Blvd. N.W., Albuquerque, NM 87120
  • Phone: 505-897-8831
  • Admission: Free

The multi-media artists of Scribes 8 offer a delightful exhibit celebrating trees and the diverse wildlife they shelter. During the reception, meet the artists, who are among the top calligraphic art...