Santa Fe has 100 parks containing more than 2,500 acres. They feature upwards of 35 playgrounds, 20 basketball courts, six multi-purpose fields, 22 baseball fields, 16 tennis courts, five BMX tracks and three skate parks.
The City of Santa Fe Parks Department offers a wide range of recreational opportunities for adults and children alike by providing innovative and sustainable services at all city parks, trails and recreational centers.
Santa Fe offers more than 70 scenic parks, from neighborhood rose parks to historical and athletic parks.
Whether you're an avid fan of the great outdoors or someone who loves breaking a sweat in a recreation class, you'll find plenty of ways to enjoy recreation in Santa Fe.
Fun Facts about The City of Santa Fe Parks
Santa Fe parks hold many art treasures. Check out the statue of Thomas Maciaone, a local artist and controversial character, in the park dedicated to his name (301 E. Marcy at Paseo de Peralta and Hillside Avenue), the lovely tiled tower and interpretive signage that illustrate and describe the historic agricultural use of Torreon Park neighborhood (1515 W. Alameda between Huddleson and Sam Streets) or the extraordinary murals of alien prairie dogs playing baseball at the Franklin E. Miles Park (1027 Camino Carlos Rey next to the baseball fields).
One of the best-kept secret spots to watch the sunset in downtown Santa Fe is Prince park just above the historical commemorative walkway to the Cross of the Martys (N.E side of Paseo de Peralta between E. Marcy and Otero Streets).
Dog-lovers will enjoy letting their pets run off-leash at the 130-plus acre Frank S. Ortiz Dog Park (the parking lot entrance is on the southwest side of Camino de las Crucitas at Buckman Road). During WWII, this area was a Japanese internment Camp. On the hill above the park is a memorial to the Japanese who were interned here.
Santa Fe has recently started community gardens in several parks. For the low fee of $15.00, community members lease a plot to grow food for their families.
Not up for a big hike but love to be outside? The Prescription Trails Walking Guide makes it easy to plan your route for walking or wheelchair rolling at City parks, open spaces and recreation facilities
The Railyard Park is Santa Fe's largest cultivated and landscaped park in Santa Fe. All of the park's gardens are designed to conserve water and are maintained by local Santa Fe volunteers. Explore the Railyard Park and find an orchard, the historic Acequia Madre, a Native Bee House, a Heritage Waffle Garden, a temporary public art piece or, if you look hard enough, you might even find the park's time capsule! During the warm season, the park hosts FREE family-friendly programs and events! Visit www.railyardpark.org for current schedules
TreeSmart Santa Fe
A Public-Private Partnership to Increase and Maintain a Healthy Tree Canopy
TreeSmart Santa Fe is a new public-private partnership between City government and important community partners, including the Santa Fe Watershed Association and the Santa Fe Community Foundation, both of which are contributing funding at the outset.
Click on the image for the Interactive Tree Inventory Map
The mission of the Municipal Tree Board is to
advocate for the health and proper care of the
Urban Forest and to provide education to the
public regarding the importance of benefits
of the Urban Forest.