For us, one-hour picnics in which you just sit on the grass, eat, and then go back home are not the greatest options for a picnic with the family. We like to be surrounded by nature and trees, have playgrounds for the kids to play, be entertained by views, and Albuquerque offers many places with these features. Check out our top picks and prepare to have a beautiful picnic day with your kids!
Where: 1800 Mountain Rd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Besides enjoying a picnic under the shade of a tree or on the benches, kids can play for a while in the playground and slides, or simply run around the big space!
Afterward, you can go on a tour of the Albuquerque museums nearby.
Elena Gallegos Open Space
Where: 7100 Tramway Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87122
Hours: Winter Hours (In effect starting Nov. 1): 7 AM – 7 PM | Summer Hours (In effect starting April 1): 7 AM – 9 PM
Below the backdrop of the beautiful Sandia Mountains, you and the family will enjoy many activities including biking, hiking, going for a walk on the trails, and more!
You will find seven covered picnic areas and two areas with barbecue grills to have lunch with fantastic views!
Where: 700 Pershing Ave SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Hours: Daily, 7 AM- 10 PM
Hyder Park is a favorite among parents!
The big green space is perfect for kids to run around and play for hours in the outdoors, and great for picnics surrounded by trees and green!
Where: 1800 Tingley Drive SW, 87102
Hours: Daily, 9 AM- 5 PM
Stop for a picnic by the pond and enjoy wildlife watching, paths for walking, and more!
Tingley Beach is a perfect destination for a picnic with the family, and you can even do some fishing!
Where: 5301- 5499 Ponderosa Ave NE Albuquerque, NM 87110
If you visit Montgomery Park for a picnic, kids will have plenty of fun afterward in the cool playground or the sports field!
If you have time, you can visit the Erna Ferguson Library, the Palo Duro Senior Center, and the Montgomery Pool!
North Domingo Baca Park
Where: 7521 Carmel Ave NE, Albuquerque, NM 87113
Hours: Monday- Saturday 8 AM- 9 PM
North Domingo Baca Park is a great multi-use park in which you can enjoy lunch in the picnic areas, play sports on the huge grass fields, and kids can have fun in the playground and the skatepark!
Where: Constitution And Richmond Albuquerque, NM 87106
Summit Park features picnic areas, a great playground for kids with slides and swings for big and small kids, lots of green space, and sand areas for the whole family to enjoy a great moment together!
Where: Western Trail NW, Albuquerque, NM 87120
Hours: 8.30 AM- 4.30 PM
After you enjoy your lunch on the picnic tables or benches, the whole family can learn and see one of the largest petroglyph sites in North America!
It features designs and symbols carved onto volcanic rocks made by Native Americans and Spanish settlers 400 to 700 years ago.
Where: 4100 Hannett Ave NE Albuquerque
Both kids and adults will have a nice time at Altura Park.
It offers a nice playground where children can play for hours, tennis courts and sports fields for sports lovers, and some nice picnic tables to spend the day with the family!
Where: 500 Spruce St SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106
Hours: Daily, 6 AM- 10 PM
Roosevelt Park offers a beautiful spot for a family picnic!
You will find many tables and trees for the perfect shade! Or just take a blanket and enjoy the many green spaces!