Welcome to the Open Space Alliance

The Open Space Alliance is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to promote public awareness and conservation of Open Space lands, and to educate the public about the natural, historic, cultural, educational, and recreational aspects of Open Space areas.


Call for Entries: BOSQUE

DEADLINE for Submissions: April 27, 2015

Exhibition dates: July 5 – September 27, 2015

 BOSQUE is a group exhibition that invites people to interpret their relationship with the Albuquerque riverside forest in media of their preference.
Open to emerging and established artists working in all media, including but not limited to painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, fine craft, installation, writing, digital media, and video. Artists of diverse cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Open to all ages. Works may be original or existing pieces previously shown by the artist.

There is no entry fee for submissions. All media will be considered.
Please go to City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation for complete submission guidelines and instructions.


Events at Visitor Center

Saturday, April 25
6:00pm – 10:00pm

The City of Albuquerque and The Albuquerque Astronomical Society (TAAS) are pleased to be co-hosting a public star party which will include a special presentation by Tom Prettyman, a co-investigator on the NASA Dawn mission and team lead for Dawn’s Gamma Ray and Neutron Detector (GRaND).

6:00pm: Telescope set up on the patio
7:00pm: “Vesta in Perspective; First Glimpses of Ceres” presentation by Tom Prettyman in Kiva Room
9:00pm: Green laser guided constellation tour
Ongoing: Star chart activity in the lobby;
Ongoing: “Fabric of the Cosmos” in the theater; and
Ongoing: Many types and sizes of TAAS telescopes on the large open patio accompanied by members eager to tell you all about the stars, planets and galaxies visible for observing.

Arrive early to park and become accustomed to the dark. Please use only red flashlights and headlamps to preserve night vision.

This event is free and open to the public, so please join us to celebrate the beautiful skies of New Mexico.

The full article with schedule of events is at the TAAS website.

Saturday, May 2
1:30pm – 3:30pm

Consider the wealth of vitamins, minerals and energy of yard & kitchen waste. Gardeners will attest to the value of such amendments. This introduction to effective composting systems for our dry New Mexico climate gets you on your way.

Traditions Garden Lecture Series.
Stay tuned for Acequias, Traditional Herbs, Weed cuisine and more.

Sunday, May 17
11:00am – 1:30pm

Get to know common kitchen herbs in a whole new way.  Most of us think of culinary spices as dried powder we buy at the grocery store, but they can be so much more.  Get tips for growing kitchen herbs that will thrive in our southwestern gardens and add beauty to your outdoor landscape.  Discuss and share their culinary uses.  Learn about the medicinal properties of these herbs and how they can be used to promote greater health.

About the instructor: Dara Saville is the founder and primary instructor of the Albuquerque Herbalism bioregional herbal studies program.  She has an MS in Geography of the Southwest and is a graduate of Dr. Tierona Low Dog’s Foundations of Herbal Medicine Program.

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