Riverside Nature Center, A Division of the 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 through Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs!

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

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 www.fmtn.org/WebTrac under “Sports & Athletics” or call the Farmington Recreation Center at (505) 599-1184. 

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 www.fmtn.org/PRCA

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 www.fmtn.org/PRCA

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 www.fmtn.org/FarmingtonMuseum.

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 www.fmtn.org/PRCA

Gateways includes info on:

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