2015 Open Space Division Summer Series Success

ALBUQUERQUE – The City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department is pleased to announce a successful Summer Series program. The program is designed to entertain and educate the public about the Albuquerque Open Space Division’s land and wildlife. The Summer Series, which ended this month, had a total of 106 youth and 988 adults (1,094 total) attend the Saturday Sunset series alone. Sunday hikes brought in 363 participants of all ages. The hikes were so successful a participation limit had to be placed for each excursion. “Albuquerque Open Space lands are world-class,” said Albuquerque Mayor Richard J. Berry. “The Summer Series Program is an innovative way to invite locals and tourists world-wide to enjoy and learn about our Open Space Areas that we have always been proud of.” The Open Space Division Summer Series Program is 15-weeks long from Memorial Day to Labor Day. It consists of 30 events from performances in the Elena Gallegos Foothills and hands-on workshops at the Open Space Visitor Center, to photo nature hikes at the Tingley Bosque Ponds and first-aid demonstrations at various Open Space locations. Overall, Albuquerque Open Space lands were visited by 1,457 Summer Series attendees (100 more visitors than last year) Didn’t make it out this summer? No worries, the Open Space Visitor Center is open all year.

Go to CABQ.gov/OpenSpace for more event information.

Jen Samp – Marketing Manager/Public Information Officer City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation

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