The Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide parks, open spaces, programs and facilities which meet the recreational needs of the community and enhance the quality of life. The staff of the Parks & Recreation Department maintains 10 municipal parks as well as all of the City of Bloomfield's buildings and facilities, and does extensive weed control throughout the community. In addition, staff works with volunteers from all of the youth and adult sports programs to coordinate the use of city facilities.
Staff is preparing to re-open the indoor pool in July 2021 and the outdoor facility on Memorial Day 2022 (pending city budget approval).
Bishop Square is a 1/2 acre park located at 1st Street and Broadway. It provides visitors with a small area of grass, beautiful landscaping, four picnic tables and a gazebo.
Bloomfield Cultural Center
Bloomfield Cultural Center has approximately 1/2 acres of grass that is used for numerous events. It has two picnic tables canopied by large Navajo Willow trees, landscaped medians and a rose garden funded by Bloomfield resident, Patty Bowers. Santa in the Park is held at this facility.
Bloomfield Memorial Park
Bloomfield Memorial Park is undeveloped at this time. Located on South Kirby Lane, it is a special park due to its two acre pond and natural features. Future plans include nature trails, a playground, restrooms, picnic areas, parking and a memorial area.
700 S. 1st Street
Chamblee Park is comprised of 7-1/2 acres of grass that hosts the fall and spring soccer leagues. This league holds practices and games for over 300 children ages 5-14 years of age. There is a group picnic shelter with four ADA picnic tables and a BBQ grill. Two and a half acres have been purchased for future development of soccer fields. The area also includes the Bloomfield Boys and Girls Club, which has one basketball court. The park is also used for the Bloomfield Balloon Festival and Fourth of July Activities.
Chris Kefflos Park
700 S. 1st Street
Chris Kefflos Park provides users with one lighted softball field, three lighted baseball fields and two tee ball fields. Other amenities include one picnic shelter with four tables, restrooms and concession facilities, five regular batting cages and four automated batting cages and field maintenance building. The park hosts approximately 600-650 games per season.
903 W. Broadway
EMS Park has 1/2 acre of grass, landscaping, swing set and two picnic tables. The park is located on West Main Street, behind the San Juan Regional Medical Center's Ambulance Station. This park is frequently used by the neighborhood children and people visiting the New Mexico Health Division, which is nearby.
2050 W. Blanco
Lybertee Park is 150 acres of undeveloped land and is located off West Blanco Blvd. at Bergin Lane. It consists of bike and hiking trails. The park has a picnic area with two concrete tables and a fireplace. It also has vault style restrooms. At the very top of the park is a shelter that overlooks the beautiful City of Bloomfield. Lybertee Park is extensively used by ATV and off road recreational vehicles. There are also pristine areas that include cedars, sages and an abundance of spring wildflowers.
115 W. Blanco
Qwest Park is located on West Blanco Blvd. approximately 75 yards west of 1st Street. It provides 1/2 acre of grass, landscaping and two picnic tables.
301 N. 5th Street
Salmon Park is our most popular park in Bloomfield. The picnic areas are full every weekend starting in March and ending in October. This park is 4.7 acres in size. The park amenities include restroom facilities, two pre-stressed concrete tennis courts, two group picnic tables with BBQ grills, one of which can be converted to a stage area for special events, fifteen picnic tables, playground, swing set, sand volley ball, basketball court and horseshoes.
Vereda Rio Del San Juan
1000 S. Bloomfield Parkway
Vereda Rio Del San Juan River Trail is an area of riparian riverfront that extends from Highway 550 south to approximately 1-3/4 miles east of BLM land. This area contains illuminated walking trails, six picnic tables, three BBQ grills, a boat ramp and a swimming and fishing area. There are two acres of grass. This park is a perfect spot for a picnic by the river or watching the annual 4th of July fireworks, which are held on July 5th each year.
Parks also maintains about 1.5 miles of landscaping along Highway 64 (Broadway) and Highway 550, and the entrance signs into the city. The landscaping includes large decorative pots, 32 species of trees, shrubs, and plants, artificial turf known as "hydroturf", and an extensive drip irrigation system with 39 zones.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I reserve a covered picnic area?
To reserve a covered picnic area in one of the City of Bloomfield parks, call (505) 632-5600 to see if the date is available. Fill out the reservation paperwork. There is a $25 charge for a four hour period. The available times are 10:00 am to 2:00 ppm and 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Payment is by cash or check only. We do not accept debit or credit cards.
Where do I go to fill out the paperwork?
The Parks and Recreation building is located at 510 West Sycamore Ave., west of Central Elementary School.
Do any of the parks have restroom facilities?
Yes. We have four areas that have restroom facilities. Salmon Park and the Chris Kefflos baseball fields have wet restroom facilities. Lybertee Park and Verede de San Juan are equipped with vault restrooms.
Who do I contact if I have a problem with overgrown weeds in alleyways?
Contact Parks & Recreation at (505) 632-5600 or the Bloomfield Community Service Officer at the Police Department at (505) 632-6311.
Who do I contact about mosquitos?
Contact Parks & Recreation at (505) 632-5600.
What should I do if I do not want any chemical sprayed by my home?
Contact Parks & Recreation at (505) 632-5600. We have a detailed list of locations that have requested no spray areas.
Do you accept community service?
Yes, we do. We accept community service workers Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 5:30 pm. We also ask that you come prepared to work outside. No shorts, tank tops or flip flops.