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Rio Grande Nature Ctr. State Park


Nature Shop hours vary based on volunteer availability. Please call ahead to check daily hours. (505)344-7240
    Posting Dates: 04-27-2021 - ongoing
Park grounds are open 7 days a week to all visitors from 8 am to 5 pm. The Visitor Center is open 10 am to 4 pm.
    Posting Dates: 06-29-2021 - ongoing
Hazard limb warning: Some species of trees commonly “self prune.” Poplars are most known for branch drop and cottonwoods (Populous deltoids) are poplars. Their branches tend to drop Spring through Fall with most drops happening at the time the leaves are falling. While stressors can contribute (high winds, heavy snowfall, ice, disease and insects) the branches drop under healthy circumstances as well.
    Posting Dates: 10-12-2021 - ongoing
Avian Influenza Update
    Posting Dates: 01-04-2023 - 04-01-2023
    Please view Detail Announcemnt (pdf)


The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Years Day.
    Posting Dates: 11/18/2021 - ongoing
Inclement weather: If Albuquerque Public Schools are on a two hour delay or closed due to inclement weather, the Rio Grande Nature Center State Park will open at 10:00am. Front desk and Nature Shop volunteers may not be available at the park. Please call for additional information (505)344-7240.
    Posting Dates: 11/18/2022 - 4/15/2023


Smoking and open flame is prohibited in the park and surrounding Bosque. City of Albuquerque Code of Ordinances, Article 19.
    Posting Dates: 2/25/2021 - ongoing
Leashed pets are welcome in the parking area. Please use the bike trail to access the city trails adjacent to the park to walk your pet. Only service dogs are allowed on trails within the Nature Center.
    Posting Dates: 2/25/2021 - ongoing
The Rio Grande Nature Center State Park is a wildlife sanctuary. Drones are prohibited per New Mexico Administrative Code
    Posting Dates: 5/20/2022 - ongoing

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Volunteer Positions

Rio Grande Nature Center State Park Volunteer
    Posting Dates: 1/10/2023 - 2/11/2023
    To apply, please contact Front Desk at (505) 344-7240
    Please view Detail Voluneer Position (pdf)


2901 Candelaria Rd., NW
Albuquerque NM 87107

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