City of Farmington's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Upcoming Events

We have some exciting stuff planned at Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs! Mark your calendars now, so you don't miss out.  

City of Farmington's Park, Play Day at Mossman Gladden Park, 2115 Camina Placer. Thursday, June 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Join Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs at your neighborhood park for a Park Play Day!
We will be having some good old-fashioned fun playing with hula hoops, water balloons, parachutes, playing kickball, basketball and more! For kids 13 and under, we are also going to have a special activity where you can earn one of the City Coins that will get you giveaways throughout the year!  Come and enjoy your local park with us and your family.
For more info on Park Play Days and the City Coins call (505) 599-1484 or visit

Ken Hoffman
Join us for a special presentation on June 24 at 3:00 p.m. at the Farmington Museum. Photographer Ken Hoffman, whose exhibition New Mexico: A Meditative State is currently on display at the Farmington Museum, will give a presentation discussing how every artist is influenced by other artists; some of whom lived during an earlier period, while others may have lived concurrently. Hoffman will delve into the photographers that have influenced his work and how his photography continues to evolve over time. He will also discuss his process, which is film based, printed in a traditional darkroom, and selenium toned. This program is FREE to the public. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174 or visit
Poinsettia quilt, made by Ora Maud Brown Austin and Hazel Emin Brown Walters in Aztec, NM, 1935.

Quilts and the Stories They Tell

A new exhibit, Quilts and the Stories They Tell is opening at the Farmington Museum on June 23rd and will run through September 9th. Part of American history and culture from the beginning, quilts are much more than bed coverings. Quilts are also family heirlooms and works of art that have stories to tell. Some stories are obvious, written on the fabric itself, while others require a closer examination to uncover. Quilts and the Stories They Tell showcases examples made locally alongside quilts brought into the region. The exhibition is FREE to the public.

Regular museum hours are Monday through Saturday, 8am to 5pm. For more information, please call (505) 599-1174 or visit


Butterfly Walk

Learn about butterflies and other insects on the "catch and release" walk of about a mile starting from Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park, Farmington at 1:00 p.m. on June 24. Learn what plants attract butterflies, what their caterpillars need as food, and how to identify some of our common species. We provide nets and containers for temporarily observing our insect discoveries. Dress for the weather and for walking off the trails through tall grass. For more info call (505) 599-1422.

The Beach at Lake Farmington

Firecracker Fun Festival

Join us at The Beach at Farmington Lake from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. on July 3 for fun holiday water games and prizes! There will be a special treasure hunt where kids 13 and under can win a City Coin good for giveaways throughout the year. Learn more about the coins here.

This event is free, but there is a Lake Access Fee. For pricing and season pass information contact the Farmington Aquatic Center at (505) 599-1167 or visit  


Skateboard Competition

Sycamore Park Community Center will be hosting a skateboard competition for kids and teens at Brookside Skate Park starting at noon on the 4th of July. Competition is free, but all participants must sign a waiver. Registration starts at 11:00 a.m. Prizes will be awarded to the top three in each age group.

For more info call (505) 566-2480 or visit

Gateways Activity Guide - Winter 2017 - January - March

Get your Gateways Activity Guide!

Never miss out on what's going on at Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs again! Pick-up a Gateways Activity Guide or view it online at 

Gateways includes info on:

Call (505) 599-1197 for pick-up locations.
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