Sleep Inn Airport
2300 International Ave SE
Albuquerque, NM 87106
Phone: (505) 244-3325
Fax: (505) 244-3312
This community center is the headquarters for the therapeutic recreation division of the City of Albuquerque Parks and Recreation Department. There are a number of activities being held on any given day, such as the adult social programs and aerobics classes, an adventure club, art programs and teen programs and dances. A schedule of monthly activities can be obtained by calling the center. Prices vary per activity, call for a current list of activities and a rate schedule.
This challenging, nine-hole course sits at the north end of the north-south runway of the Albuquerque International Sunport. Do not worry about tee times, golfers are sent out on a first-come-first-served basis. But if the wait is too much, the huge driving range awaits. If you can not get away until after dark, the range is lit and open until little late from mid-May through Labor Day. The putting green also remains open and under the lights after the sun goes down. The pros offer video swing analysis and complete golf lessons.
Albuquerque Sports Stadium was a baseball stadium that was built in 1969 and had a capacity of 10,510 people. The stadium was located at the northeast corner of University Boulevard and Avenida Cesar Chavez.
University Stadium is an outdoor football stadium located on the south campus of the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. It opened on 17th September 1960 and has a seating capacity of over 38,000.
Route 66 was commissioned in 1926 and was finished just before World War II. Only parts of the original highway still exist, but there is a great trend to restore and maintain sections of this historic road. In Albuquerque, remnants of an age gone by still cling to life on what is now Central Avenue. Here, you will find the Route 66 Diner, the Duran Drugstore, and the newly restored KiMo Theater.
This 13-acre park was built during the Great Depression with funding from then Mayor Clyde Tingley's close friend, President Franklin Roosevelt. Located just east of I-25 and close to the University of New Mexico, the giant trees in this long standing park offer a well-shaded place to run or walk the trails. There are plenty of meandering hills present and an outstanding playground. In the winter, this is an ideal place to go sledding.
Highland is one of several pools managed by the City of Albuquerque. Attached to public high schools, their access hours are shared between students and the general public. Admission is cheap, and the pool—which measures 25 yards by 25 meters and is equipped with two diving boards—is attractive and well maintained, although the locker rooms and showers are pretty basic. In warm weather, the sides of the building are opened, so you can lounge in the sun and paddle in the small outdoor pool. Highland is popular with local families, especially in summer, so serious swimmers will want to be sure to verify lap swim hours. – Pip Lustgarten
This golf course is owned and operated by the University of New Mexico and is ranked one of the "Top 25 Public Golf Courses" by Golf Digest Magazine. Locally referred to as UNM South Course, it boasts a great 18-holes, a beginner's 3-hole course and a hilltop driving range with an awesome view of the South Valley. Get a bucket of range balls to practice your tee shot. The course is impeccably manicured and maintained, and has been the site for the Men's 1998 NCAA Finals and several other major tournaments, including PGA and LPGA qualifying events.
This beautiful park was named "Bataan Memorial Park " in 1943 after the 200th and 515th Coast Artillery (AA) Regiments that fought in WWII. In 2002, a walkway with granite pillars carved with veterans names was also added to the park. Today, the park remains a fitting tribute to the soldiers as well as a relaxing park with plenty of trees and wide grassy fields. This is the perfect spot for a picnic, as well as the ideal spot to remember those who served America.
Check-out this golf course that wraps around the UNM Law School and faces many well known research and medical centers. Since 1942, golfers have enjoyed this first-class, 9-hole course. One of the major attractions of this course is its central location. A snack bar is available and the pro shop staff is helpful and friendly.
Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city with a visit to McDuffie Park. Through it can be tough to find (and even find the entrance to), once inside it is the perfect place to take a walk, ride a bike, or even take a quick nap. Many locals also enjoy a picnic lunch here on sunny afternoons.
In many cities, tennis courts are rented out on an hourly basis, and they don't come cheap. Not so in Albuquerque, where the city provides facilities that are open to locals and tourists alike, with all but the two big complexes offered completely free of charge. The Barelas facility has six courts, all of them lit, and few of them ever occupied: you just show up and play. When your match is over, take a stroll across the road to watch the locals play baseball in the park, or to visit the Rio Grande Zoo. Enjoy spending time in this neighborhood, which is one of Albuquerque's most historic. - Pip Lustgarten