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2760 Canyon Road Los Alamos, NM 87544

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The Parks, Recreation & Open Space Division (PROS) offers youth, teen, and adult programs at the Golf Course, Ice Rink, Aquatic Center and other facilities throughout Los Alamos County. Special events are held throughout the summer at various locations. We also coordinate various contract instructor programs such as dance, volleyball, basketball, exercise and fitness, martial arts, softball, swimming and running.

Hawk to Hilltopper

Join the Recreation Division, LAMS Volunteers, and the Los Alamos County Fire Department in celebrating 8th grade graduation at Ashley Pond. The fun begins with a BBQ lunch and usually ends with lots of shaving cream.

Volunteers Needed! We are actively looking for community partners to help facilitate this alcohol and drug free celebration.

Date: Friday, TBA for 2018
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Who: For graduating 8th Graders
Where: Ashley Pond

Horse Show

Come and strut your horse at the County Horse Show. This event is for all riders to showcase their horse and equestrian talents. Winners receive prizes such as t-shirts, buckles, and ribbons.

Ages:  9 & Under
10 - 13 years
14 - 18 years
  TBA for 2018
Where:  Brewer Arena
Time:  9:00am
Fee:  $5/class entry per participant
$8/class entry per participant
$30 - Family Rates:

Families with four or more participants in the horse show (immediate family - daughter, son, mom, dad).

Contact Information: Brendan Tuning 


Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Date: TBA for 2018

Splash-n-dash includes a swim in the Aquatic Center and a run
along Canyon Road. Swimmers, runners, beginning multi-sport
athletes, seasoned triathletes, or anyone interested can participate.
This program is not a race, but a group training event.
There is no course support or protection from traffic of any kind.
You assume all risk and responsibility when participating, just as
you do when doing your own workouts. Please exercise good
judgement, watch out for cars at all times, and have fun!
Registration for all distances begins at 6:30pm and closes at
6:55pm, with the first swimmer sent off at 7:00pm sharp. Due
to time and space constraints, the event is limited to the first 75
registrants. Participants under the age of 18 must come prepared
with a waiver signed by a parent.

• 400 yard pool swim, 5K run along Canyon Road
• 200 yard pool swim, 3K run along Canyon Road

FREE for all ages and skill levels
Mike Engelhardt 505-690-9767

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2760 Canyon Road

Mon - Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Jemez Mountain Trail Run

50k, 50 mile, and 15 Mile races

All courses are on technical trails with a substantial amount of elevation change.  The 50k and 50 mile events include extremely steep climbs and descents on rough terrain.  Runners will experience high altitude (over 10,000 feet above sea level), scree fields, stream crossings, fallen trees, and other obstacles.  The course has numerous aid stations, but there are some long stretches (greater than 5 miles) between aid stations.

Date:        TBA for 2018
     Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge
Contact:  Tom Stockton -


Kids Triathlon


A fun introduction to the multi-sport world for children and youth with an emphasis on fun and fitness, not competition. Continuous and non-timed event. All participants receive a Finishers medal. 

Date:   July 28, 2018
Where:  Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center
Start Time:  11:00am
Fee: $25 (All entry fees are non-refundable)                            Limited to 100 competitors


1. Bike               
2. Run    
3. Pool Swim               


Pee Wees: Ages 3-4 and 5 - 6
1/4 Mile Bike / 100 Yard Run / 25 Yard Swim

Juniors: Ages 7-8
1/2 Mile Bike / 1/4 Mile Run / 50 Yard Swim

Juniors: Ages 9-10

1 Mile Bike / 1/2 Mile Run / 50 Yard Swim

Kickboards & Life Jackets Allowed and Available at the Walkup Aquatic Center
For more information or to register click on:  

In Person: Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center
Mail-in: Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation & Open Space Division
Attn: Los Alamos Triathlon
2760 Canyon Road
Los Alamos, NM 87544
Price Increase:
Price Increase after registration deadline
Packet Pick Up: Aquatic Center Training Room
TBA for 2018

Register on line:


Los Alamos Adult & Junior Triathlon



Join us in the once "Secret City" to celebrate the 44th Anniversary of the oldest,continuously running triathlon. The Los Alamos Triathlon is a sprint triathlon with a unique format of bike, swim, run and is held at a starting elevation of 7,400`. The course is challenging with a rolling bike course that starts in town and takes you out along an open course surrounded by forests and mountain vistas then a return to the Walkup Aquatic Center for a 400 meter pool swim. A slightly hilly run completes the course.

Date:  July 28, 2018
Location:  Walkup Aquatic Center
Start Time: 7:00am AWARDS: 10:00am
Fees:  Individual, $50
                      2-Person Team $90
3-person Team $120 3-Person
                      (All entry fees are non-refundable) 
                      Limited to 250 Competitors

Start Times:

7:30AM Time Trial Starts
20-Second Intervals

1st Wave at 7:40AM

RACE/AGE CATEGORIES: Age as of 12/31/2017
Elite: Male and Female, No age category
             15-19      20-24      25-29      30-34      
             35-39      40-44      45-49      50-54
             55-59      60-64      65-69      70+

Clydesdale*: Men 220+ lbs.
Athena*:        Women 165+lbs.
                      * Age Categories: 39 & Under 40+
                      * Weigh-in by 6:30AM
                        Aquatic Center Front Lobby

TEAMS: All Male / All Female / Coed
19 & Under 20-2930-39 40-49 50-59 60+

1. Bike - 20 kilometers (12.4 miles) 
2. Pool Swim - 400 meters 
3. Run - 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) 

2017 Triathlon results:

2017 Los Alamos Tri Results.pdf

Jr Triathlon:





Limited to 75 participants The Los Alamos Junior Triathlon offers participants the chance to race an abbreviated LA Triathlon course to transition out of the Kids Tri into a competitive and timed Triathlon.

Date:             TBA for 2018
Location:    Walkup Aquatic Center
AWARDS:     10:00am
Fee:        $30, (All entry fees are non-refundable)
Ages:           10–16 (As of 12/31/2017)
Limited:   75 competitors maximum
                         (15 competitors minimum)

START: 7:00AM Group Start

10-12       13-14       15-16

AWARDS: Three deep in each age category


1. Bike - 6.4 kilometers (4 miles)
2. Pool Swim - 200 meters
3. Run - 3 kilometers (1.9 miles)

Registration on line:



Free Movies in the Park

See You Next Year!

Enjoy a summer evening in the park with a fun, family oriented
movie. Bring your blankets, pajamas and snacks to watch
a movie under the stars. All showings are FREE and open to the

Weather cancellation is made 1-hour before show time. Typically
show time is at dusk (around 8:15 - 8:30 pm).





                  Los Alamos Sciencefest  

Mud Fest Mud Volleyball Tournament

Mud Fest Volleyball Tournament

Mud Volleyball Pictures

Have a mud-slinging good time at our round-robin mud volleyball tournament. This fun event combines volleyball and mud. Footwear is required and the use of duct tape is highly suggested to keep them on!

Where: North Mesa Park
Ages:   18+ years
Date: TBA for 2018
Start Time:  8:30am

Fee:   $130.00 /team

Teams: Adult Co-ed Competitive
6 to 10 teams of 6 to 12 players
  Must have at 3 women & 3 men per team

A Seussical Pumpkin Splash & Halloween Carnival


Join Us For This Fun Halloweekend Event!

Diving for pumpkins carnival games, a cupcake walk and several fun carnival activities, dress up as your favorite Dr. Seuss, character! 

Date:  TBA for 2018
Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm (pumpkin retrieval begins at 11:00am)
Fee:  $7.00 per person/per pumpkin

Queen’s Court Competition

Queen's Court


Young ladies, ages 10-25 years are invited to participate in the Los Alamos County Queen's Competition.

Candidates must be a Los Alamos County Resident or must attend Los Alamos Public Schools and provide a report card.  Horsemanship accounts for 60% of the scoring and personality for 40%. Each contestant will give a formal speech before a panel of judges and compete in a horsemanship contest.

Winners will then participate in the Rio Arriba County Rodeo and the Rodeo de Santa Fe in August. In September Rodeo Queens from around the state will compete at the New Mexico State Fair in Albuquerque for the title of State Fair Queen.

The Competition begins at Brewer Arena for the riding section, and moves to the Posse Lodge for the speech and the modeling section.

Date:  TBA for 2018

9:00am (Brewer Arena)
12:00pm (Aquatic Center)

Ages:  Queen             Ages 17 - 25
Princess          Ages 14 - 16
Sweetheart      Ages 10 - 13

*Times are subject to change depending on the number of participants.

Safety Town

Safety Town 

FREE for all children entering Kindergarten in Fall 2018
(Children must be 5 years of age by September 1st, 2018)

Los Alamos County's Child Safety Program Safety Town is designed to provide the opportunity for students entering Kindergarten to learn about safety in their school, community, and neighborhood.

Students will learn strategies to keep themselves safe and have opportunities to practice basic safety procedures in new situations. These include fire safety, bicycle safety, animal safety, gun safety, stranger safety, pedestrian safety, bus safety, and drug safety.

Program begins TBA For 2018

Location: Mountain Elementary School

                  ** Maximum number of participants – 60

                   **Minimum number of participants – 20

*Registration is not final until all paperwork is turned in at the Walkup Aquatic Center.

Additional information will be available at Kindergarten Roundup 2018. 

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Senior Appreciation Night - (SAN)

Graduation seniors and their friends are invited to celebrate the 31st year of this High School graduation celebration. SAN is co-chaired by the Los Alamos Parks, Recreation & Open Space Division and the Family YMCA and begins with a BBQ at Fuller Lodge on Saturday and ends Sunday morning with a Pancake Breakfast at the Senior Center. Volunteers and monetary donations are needed to ensure the continued success of this event.

Event Details:

Who:  Graduating Seniors and a friend
Date: Saturday, TBA for 2018
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Ashley Pond
Fee:                 FREE

Contact:       PROS  (505) 662-8170
                       YMCA  (505) 662-3100

Volunteers Needed!
We are actively looking for community partners to help facilitate this alcohol and drug free celebration.

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2760 Canyon Road