Rio Rancho

Between cityscapes and desert mesas, lies the city of Rio Rancho. It’s a perfect balance of in-town and off-the-grid, offering unique experiences for the whole family! Only a short drive from both Albuquerque and Bernalillo, Rio Rancho is never too far away and always sure to satisfy with these city park attractions:

Campus Park

Spanning nearly six acres and home to a variety of amenities, Campus park is one of Rio Rancho’s biggest and most beloved parks. While it’s in the name, Campus Park is far more than just a park; it’s a multipurpose community center and outdoor gathering space, becoming a sought-out destination for both New Mexicans and in-town tourists. It includes everything one would expect from a park, like walking paths, benches, and picnic tables, as well as the unexpected, such as a Sky Room Performance Space, elevated amphitheater seating, a meditation maze, and five different lawn spaces. It’s located in the heart of the city on King Blvd and neighbors Rio Rancho’s City Center, which is home to City Hall and the Event Center as well as several medical & care facilities, school campuses, and other businesses. Whether to enjoy an evening concert, attend a local event, or simply relax—plan your visit to Campus Park today!

A Park Above

A Park Above was founded on one principle: inclusivity. As New Mexico’s first fully inclusive and accessible playground, A Park Above provides both children and adults with the opportunity to not only play, but to learn, grow, and thrive. Universal design standards make this particular playground more usable for every age and ability, while an inviting and inspiring atmosphere prompts fun and imagination. With a more inclusive environment, New Mexicans across the state can spend time with friends and family like never before—all in a space that encourages interaction and inclusion with several amenities, including wheelchair swings, outdoor musical instruments, accessible play equipment, special surfacing, splash pad, and more! What are you waiting for? Plan your family’s trip to A Park Above today!

Visit Rio Rancho

Located in the center of the state, Rio Rancho and its unique parks should be on every New Mexican’s bucket list! Sandoval County Tourism invites you to plan your visit to Rio Rancho today.