Albuquerque offering wide array of summer programs

Albuquerque swimming pools
Swimming pool (KRQE File Photo)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – In just a few weeks, students will be out of school and on summer break — and a lot of parents will be looking for ways to keep their kids busy.

Sign-ups for summer programs are already underway. All residents have to do is go to the city of Albuquerque website to find the program they’re looking for. That includes programs at the BioPark where week-long classes for kids ages preschool through ninth grade start in early June.

During the program, children to learn about science with hands-on activities, games and art. There are still some classes available at the BioPark throughout the summer.

There’s also the summer recreation program for kids ages 5 to 15 years old. The program starts in June and goes through July, and is designed to promote involvement in recreation, health and family life activities.

In addition, outdoor city pools open in just over two weeks on May 28.

One of the city’s indoor Olympic-sized pools at the West Mesa Aquatic Center just underwent repairs and re-opened last week. The city is also planning design work at Los Altos and North Domingo Baca pools.

“People love to be around water. We have big plans for the pools that we currently have to renovate them and we just want to invite people to get out to the great facilities that you own as citizens,” said Mayor Richard Berry.

To make things easier on the wallet, the city is offering 25-cent nights every Friday and free admission on Sundays at all city pools.

The city is also offering free meals throughout the summer for kids and teens. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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