Rio Arriba County Parks and Recreation Department


he 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 for school children during summer months. 


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

Joe Romero Memorial Park-San Pedro

Cameron Nolan Martinez Memorial Park-Alcalde

Alternative School Gymnasium-Española

Abiquiu Rural Events Rodeo/Fair Grounds

Kenny Griego Baseball Field-Dixon

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, Drugs, and/or Alcohol are strictly prohibited on any County owned property. Thank you!!**




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



 The 2022 Local Games were a great success!

Thank you to all the volunteers

and to Española Valley High School for loaning us the facilities.

Our seniors had a great time!!



The Rio Arriba County Senior Olympic Program is dedicated to promoting healthy lifestyles 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 maintain the 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.

(Office is Closed during the Noon Hour)



Parks & Recreation Administrative Office

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: The Joseph Montoya Swimming Pool has 

been temporarily CLOSED. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be sure to properly inform the public as to when it will re-open. If you

have any questions please contact the Parks & Recreation Office. Thank you!


PO Box 127 

Tierra Amarilla, NM 87575 

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




Parks and Recreation Staff:


Nicole Alire 

Parks & Rec Administrative Assistant



   Pool Manager


Anthony C. Naranjo

  Parks & Rec Maintenance Crew


Fransisco Montoya

  Parks & Rec Maintenance Crew


Senior Olympic Board of Directors:


Allen Trujillo



Donna Gomez

Executive Secretary 


Vice Chairman


Juan Lopez



Cipriano Maez, Sr.

Board Member


Clara Vigil

Board Member


Marvin Martinez

Board Member



Local Games Director




Administrative Policies & Procedures For Parks, Sports, & Recreational Facilities