Albuquerque Parks and Gardens

(Albuquerque, New Mexico - NM, USA)

Albuquerque boasts some fine parks and gardens, which give rise to a staggering array of recreational activities including ice skating, fishing, camping, wildlife-watching, hiking and skiing. Thanks to the natural environment surrounding Albuquerque, the State Parks here are awesome, with a captivating range of scenery and stunning mountain vistas.

Many species of wildlife can be observed in Albuquerque's parks and beautiful gardens, offering birdwatchers the opportunity to view some stunning and rare birds.

Albuquerque Rose Garden

Address: Wyoming Regional Library, 8205 Apache Avenue NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico NM, 87110, USA
Tel: +1 505 291 6264
Beautifully maintained by the Albuquerque Rose Society, this pretty rose garden contains dozens of rose varieties and other flowering plants.
Open hours: daily
Admission: free

Rio Grande Botanic Gardens at Albuquerque Biological Park

Address: 2601 Central Avenue NW, Albuquerque Biological Park, Albuquerque, New Mexico NM, 87102, USA
Tel: +1 505 764 6200
Situated near the Albuquerque Aquarium, the 20-acre / 8-hectare Botanic Gardens features a desert and Mediterranean glass conservatory as well as a butterfly conservatory. There is also a Children's Fantasy Garden, featuring oversize vegetables and other popular children's exhibits.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: charge, discount for children and seniors

Los Altos Skate Park

Address: 1801 Fourth Street NW, Building A, Albuquerque, New Mexico NM, 87102-1425, USA
Tel: +1 505 768 5300
The Los Altos Skate Park is the largest skate park in the southwest. The park is designed for BMX bikes, skateboards and in-line skates.
Open hours: daily - 09:00 to 22:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: free

Manzano Mountains State Park

Address: HC-66, Mountainair, New Mexico NM, 87036, USA
Tel: +1 505 847 2820
Nestled in the wooded foothills of the Manzano Mountains, the Manzano Mountains State Park is the ideal place for camping, fishing, wildlife watching, photography, hiking, and cross-country skiing.
Open hours: daily - 07:30 to sunset, seasonal variations apply
Admission: free

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park

Address: 2901 Candelaria Road NW, Albuquerque, New Mexico NM, 87107, USA
Tel: +1 505 344 7240
Located on the central Rio Grande flyway, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a winter home to Canada geese, sandhill cranes and various other species of ducks and waterfowl. Facilities and activities include a visitor center, hiking and walking trails and wildlife viewing.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 17:00, seasonal variations apply
Admission: free

Tiguex Park

Address: 1800 Mountain Road, Albuquerque, New Mexico NM, 87104, USA
Tel: +1 505 873 6620
Situated in the Old Town, Tiguex Park offers residents and visitors alike a quite break from the hustle and bustle of the city's streets and a place to enjoy a rest under a shady cedar tree. Boasting four basketball courts, the park also regularly hosts informal soccer matches.
Open hours: daily - 24 hours
Admission: free