Rio Arriba County Parks and Recreation Department


The goal of the Parks and Recreation Department is to promote health and prolong years for Senior Citizens, adults and the youth of Rio Arriba County. In doing so, the RAC Parks and  Recreation Department assists local Senior Athletes by competing in annual Senior Olympic Games. The Parks and Recreation Department also provides recreational activities and summer food programs for school children during school and summer months. Summer leagues for adults and youth are also being organized throughtout Rio Arriba County. These leagues include Co-ed Softball (adults), Little Leagues, 3 on 3 Basketball Tournaments and much more. For a list of these activities and registration forms/waivers, please see the Activities List or download the brochure.


Rio Arriba County Parks & Recreation Department is a proud member of the New Mexico Recreation & Parks Association.





Below is a listing of the Parks & Recreational facilities available

to the public. Click on the link to get specific directions to each location.



Arboleda "Chimayo" Park

San Pedro Community Park

Alcalde Community Park

Abiquiu Rural Events Rodeo/Fair Grounds

Kenny Griego Baseball Field-Dixon

Velarde Community Baseball Fields

Canjilon Community Park

Lumberton Baseball Fields & Park

Vicente Montaño Baseball Fields-Tierra Amarilla

Joseph Montoya Swimming Pool-Tierra Amarilla

Lenore Martinez Memorial Park-Tierra Amarilla

Bobby Binon Memorial Basketball Courts-Tierra Amarilla


**Please help us in ensuring all our public Parks & Recreational facilities are kept safe, and clean. If you see someone damaging the facilities please contact local law enforcement immediately, Thank you!!**




"Remember you don't stop playing because you grow old, you grow old because you stop playing"


The Rio Arriba County Senior Olympics is gearing up for the 2018 Local Games. If you

are interested in participating in the Local Games, please complete the attached registration form. The 2018 Senior Olympics are scheduled for April 27-29, 2018 and are tentatively scheduled to take place at Española Valley High School. If you have any additional questions please contact Jeremy G. Maestas, Local Games Coordinator at 505-753-6663



The Rio Arriba County Senior Olympic Program is dedicated to promoting healthy life styles for all seniors 50 years and older through health treks, fitness, and sporting events. Department staff over the past years have been very successful in recruiting senior adults to join Senior Olympics and continue to improve and maintaining good health and wellness of our senior adults. In 2017 our Senior Olympians competed at the New Mexico Senior Olympic Summer Games held in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Rio Arriba County was well represented!

For additional information on the New Mexico Senior Olympics please click here



The Parks and Recreation Department is here to serve the public
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Rio Arriba County Annex Building

1122 Industrial Park Rd

Española, NM 87532 

Phone: (505) 753-6663

Fax: (505)-747-0336


Joseph Montoya Swimming Pool, Tierra Amarilla

Hours of Operation: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

(Pool Closed 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm)
PO Box 127 

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 

Phone: (575) 588-7277 Fax: (575) 588-7810 



Jeremy G. Maestas

Parks & Recreation Director


Parks and Recreation Staff:

 Angelic Montenegro, Pool Manager

Anjolene Cordova, Life Guard

Anthony Trujillo, Maintenance III

Rafael Garcia, Maintenance I




Transportation Request Form 

(Currently we are not accepting any requests for transportation services. We apologize for any inconvenience)