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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

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

Back by popular demand, Joelle Collier, Ph.D., will present this delightful visual exploration of the crane, with a focus on the crane’s importance in Asian art. As a professor for 25 years, Joe...

Presented by Mel Chavez of Bernalillo County Extension Master Composters. Worm composting is recycling that produces a useful soil conditioner. The class will include the selection of an appropriate w...

  • Through March 19, 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

Discover the Open Space Gallery with Crossing Paths, an exhibit featuring two artists who work in different media but explore similar themes of landscape and identity. Jennifer Pretzeus and Monique Be...