Parks, Recreation & Trails

Taylor Ranch has great local recreation facilities and outdoor areas to enjoy.Taylor Ranch Bike Trails An array of parks are available for outdoor activities including soccer, baseball, tennis, swimming, hiking, and horseback riding. A network of bicycle trails ring the area and connect to mainline commuter bike trails to the rest of the city. The national Petroglyph Park has several locations along the mesa. Our Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center has numerous programs, meeting rooms, workout room, and a gymnasium. Take time for you and your family to enjoy these resources.

Some Taylor Ranch Area Facilities and Parks

Don Newton-Taylor Ranch Community Center

This center offers programs for all age groups. Youth over 11 are welcome in most adult classes. Some programs charge fees and the fee is listed. Class schedules change in the fall so check this page again at the end of summer. More Info.

Mariposa Basin Park

Right across from the Don Newton Taylor Ranch Community Center,Mariposa Park Bike Trails this Park is the largest in Taylor Ranch and has ample parking for its many facilities. Paved jogging and bike riding trails extend from this park along arroyos throughout parts of Taylor Ranch. Multiple baseball, football, and soccer fields exists. There are several play areas and ponds with carp.
Location: Near Taylor Ranch Rd & Kachina, next to LBJ Middle School.
Developed Acres: 51
Play Area: Yes – 2
Basketball (Full): Yes – 1
Soccer: Yes – 3
Youth Ballfield: Yes – 5
Horseshoes: Yes – 12
Volleyball: Yes – 1
Picnic Tables: Yes – 7
Shade Structure: Yes – 3
Jogging Path: Yes

Sierra Vista West Park

The Sierra Vista facility is known for its pool and tennis courts. It is located on the north side of Montaño just west of the Shoppes at Taylor Ranch.

The City schedules swimming lessons there for children. You can rent the pool facility for birthday parties. There is a large pool and a pool for small children. There is also ample grass area around the pool for families to have picnics or wait for their children during lessons.
Developed Acres: 6
Tennis (unlit): Yes – 10
Outdoor Pool: Yes – 2
Volleyball: Yes – 1
Picnic Tables: Yes – 6
Shade Structure: Yes – 5
Parking SP: Yes -45

Riverview Park

Riverview park features a large grass area and a play area. It includes a xeriscaped perimeter and set of small trails. It has a great view of the Sandia Mountains.

Location: On the south west corner of Butterfield Tr. and Golf Course Rd.
Developed Acres: 9
Play Area: Yes – 1
Volleyball: Yes – 1
Shade Structure: Yes – 1

Montano West Park

This is a small and quiet park with good tree cover nestled in a neighborhood within Taylor Ranch.
Location: Flor de Mayo Pl & Cochiti Dr
Developed Acres: 1
Play Area: Yes – 1
Basketball (Half): Yes – 2
BBQ Grills: Yes – 1
Picnic Tables: Yes – 8

Santa Fe Village Park

Santa Fe Park surrounds the Taylor Ranch Library and includes a number of facilities. South and east of the library are grassed hills and an open field where the TRNA Easter Egg Hunt usually takes place. To the north is a large field for soccer or football as well as a play area and sanded volleyball court. Jogging paths and sidewalks exist around the park.

Santa Fe Park - adjacent to Taylor Ranch Library

Location: Along Unser south of Montaño.
Developed Acres: 16
Play Area: Yes – 1
Basketball (Half): Yes – 1
Soccer: Yes – 1
Volleyball: Yes – 1
Picnic Tables: Yes – 3
Parking SP: Yes -30

Mesa View Park

This small park, on the north-west corner of Taylor Ranch Road and Montaño, features a small pond with fountain and benches. It is owned by the Mesa View United Methodist Church and leased to Albuquerque Parks and Recreation for public use.

Coors/Montaño Trailhead

It is a parking and picnic area that features carved tree sculptures and provides easier access to trails along the Rio Grande for Taylor Ranch residents. This park is located on the south side of Montaño just before the Montaño bridge. Parking space exists for horse trailers.

Shooting Range Park

Located a few miles west of Taylor Ranch on the West Mesa Open Space, the Shooting Range Park is a premiere shooting facility located conveniently west of Albuquerque, New Mexico. The Park provides a safe environment for shooters of all ages to practice and learn the skills of using a firearm. Highly trained range staff are on-hand at all times to insure the safety of patrons. More info.

George Maloof Air Park

Not far up the mesa, is a park where radio-controlled airplane pilotsMaloof Model Airplane Park go to fly their planes. The park features a 700-foot paved runway and covered tables for spectators. More info.