City of Farmington's Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Upcoming Events

Spring is springing! And we have TONS of upcoming activities to get you out and active this season! Make sure to follow us on Facebook @COFPRCA to get the latest events and news.

Earth Day April 21 from 11:00 to 2:00 at Riverside Nature Center

Create art from recycled materials, learn about curbside recycling, take a guided trail walk, learn about the Xericscape Demonstration Garden, and try other activities with staff and volunteers from our Parks Department at Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park in Farmington from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Bring your own art from recycled materials to show and share. (505) 599-1422

Health & Safety Fair. A free community event. At Sycamore Park Community Center. April 21, 2018 from 11:00 to 2:00 in conjunction with Childhaven's Kites and Kids.

Choices: an Inspirational Presentation. Choose Pride. Choose Success. Choose Yourself. Be a survivor. Hear the story of a domestic violence survivor. April 24 at Sycamore Park Community Center from 6 to 8 pm

Join the Farmington Police Department at Sycamore Park Community Center for Choices: An Inspirational Presentation facing domestic violence from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Hear a story of a domestic violence survivor, learn about the realities of domestic violence and hear victim advocate updates. You can choose pride, choose success, and choose yourself. Choose to be a survivor. For more info contact Michele at (505) 486-5518 or visit

Bark in the Park & Doggie Dash. 11 - 3 in Animas Park on April 28.

Run, Romp, and play at the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter, 133 Browning Parkway, in the Animas Park grounds with your favorite canine friend and family. Educational and entertaining activities will abound for the whole family.

The Doggie Dash loop in the park starts at 10:00 a.m., and approximately two (2) miles. The loop starts at the Riverfest Runs location in Animas Park. Pre-registration for the event will be from March 1 through April 28, 5:00 p.m., and guarantees you a shirt and your walking pal a doggie bandanna. Doggie Dash check-in will start at 8:30. Shirts will be available for sale when the Bark in the Park begins. Proceeds will benefit the Farmington Regional Animal Shelter through the Regional Animal and Pet Shelter Foundation. Register at under “Sports & Athletics” or call the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184. 

Spend your summer on the water! Become a lifeguard for Farmington Aquatics! Lifeguard Class - May 1-8 (weekdays) from 4:00 to 8:00 pm. $100

Farmington Aquatic Center offers lifeguard certification classes, but you must pass the pre-test first to qualify. 

Once you become a certified lifeguard you can apply to work for Farmington Aqutics and spend your summers at Lake Farmington, Lions Pool, and the Aquatic Center starting at $9.00 per hour, and you don't even have to wear shoes to work!

Contact the Farmington Aquatic Center today to practice for and take your pre-test!
(505) 599-1167 or

Star Wars Day. May the 4th be with you. At E3 Children's Museum & Science Center from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

Attention fellow nerds! May the 4th be with you! Invited you are to our Star Wars Day at E3 Children’s Museum & Science Center in Farmington from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.!!! Lots of fun activities for all ages we have, get your Jedis where the force is strong, you shall. This is a FREE family event. Use your comm link and dial (505) 599-1425 with questions. Wear your best Star Wars gear, you must. 

Spring Mini-Contest Pow-Wow held at the Farmington Museum on Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Farmington Indian Center

Don’t miss this opportunity for local dancers, singers, and spectators to socialize and exercise at the Spring Mini-contest Pow-Wow at the Farmington Museum. On-site registration starts at 10:00 a.m. Gourd Dancing from 10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Grand Entry at 2:00 p.m.

For more info on this free event contact the Farmington Indian Center at (505) 599-1524.

Park Play Day

Join our department at various neighborhood parks across the city for some good, old-fashioned fun! Play tag, ladder golf, shoot hoops, do a scavenger hunt, roll down hills, or just come enjoy the sun and shade at our monthly Park Play Days. This month we will be in Upper Rio Vista Park, 2413 ½ Cliffside Drive in Farmington, on May 19th from 10:00 a.m. till noon. Don’t miss this super fun, FREE event! (505) 599-1484

Joke's On You Comedy tour with Gallagher and Artie Fletcher at the Farmington Civic Center on June 1, 2018. Show starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25-$50. Cash bar available.

Lake Farmington

Lake Farmington Season Passes

On sale now!

Lake Farmington offers tons of outdoor experiences. Come to fish or enjoy the water on a non-motorized watercraft (free on-site aquatic invasive species inspection required before entering), swim at The Beach, or get some exercise exploring the shoreline. The lake access fee grants you entrance to the area and access to all of these recreational opportunities. 

Buy a 2018-2019 season pass for just $50 at the Farmington Aquatic Center or Farmington Museum today!

For more info: (505) 599-1197 or

Bisti Beast

Dinosaur Discovery Day

April 28 - 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Join us at the Farmington Museum to celebrate our newest exhibit, Dinosaurs of New Mexico: Fossils from the Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science. There will be a plethora of prehistoric crafts and activities for kids and adults alike to enjoy. Bring your family and friends to the FREE dinosaur diversion. 

For more information contact the Farmington Museum at (505) 599-1174 or online at

Happy Mother's Day

Mother's Day Lunch Celebration

May 11 - 11:45 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Come have lunch at the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center as we celebrate Mother’s Day. Treat your mom, or one of the mom’s at the center to lunch, or just come join us. Lunch served from 11:45 to 1:00. $6.00, or $3.00 suggested donation for those 60+ years old.

For more info call (505) 599-1380 

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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