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Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division: Parks 

Front Entrance Rocks to Los Alamos

Mission Statement

Strive for continuous improvement in the promotion of safety and the quality of the Parks infrastructure through reliable and consistent maintenance, design, development, and enhancement of the facilities and aesthetics of parks, public grounds, and trails and open space of Los Alamos County.

Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Services

The Parks section maintains 29 parks, 20 playgrounds covering 600 acres, 4,000 acres of open space and 58 miles trails.  Other public grounds of Los Alamos County under the responsibilities of the Division are Guaje Pines Cemetery, Camp May, landscaped traffic medians and streetscapes, North Mesa Stables and Rodeo grounds, RV storage and community garden plots and 14 additional public properties.

Among these duties are turf management, mowing and trimming, tree and shrub pruning; maintenance of irrigation systems, playgrounds, athletic fields concession stands, tennis and basketball courts; trash collection, interments, manure removal and snow removal.

In addition to Parks maintenance roles, the division staff plans, designs and develops/installs new park facilities, renovations, overhauls and repairs. The division is involved with an ongoing, intensive landscaping and tree-planting program throughout the parks system and public buildings.

 

 Active Projects

 Parks Administration Staff

Randy Smith

Title: Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager
Randy has served as the Recreation Division Manager since 2008 and is now the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Division Manager as of 2013 following the merger of the Recreation and Parks divisions. He is a graduate of Eastern New Mexico University with a B.S. in Recreation Administration and is a Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE). Mr. Smith has 38 years of experience in the parks and recreation field in various communities around the country.

Jeff Humpton

Title: Parks Superintendent

Jeff has been with Los Alamos County for 18 years. He began his service as a Parks Maintenance Specialist and is skilled in landscaping, general maintenance, and construction. Jeff is a certified irrigation auditor and designer. His experience makes him a valued member of the Parks staff.

Roxie Mascarenas

Title: Senior Office Specialist
Roxie Mascarenas is the Senior Office Specialist at Parks.  She has been with the County since 2001. 

Craig Martin

Title: Open Space Specialist

Craig serves as the Open Space Specialist overseeing the County’s open space and trail systems and the Fuel Mitigation Project for the protection of the county from forest fires. Craig is a graduate of the University of Delaware and has authored 18 books covering the history and recreational opportunities of northern New Mexico. He has been with Los Alamos County for nine years.

Field Crew

Title: Parks Maintenance Specialists

 

6 field crew supervisors

7 park maintenance specialists

5 temporary park maintenance specialists

 Parks Staff

CrewField
HumptonJeff505 662-8159jeff.humpton@lacnm.us
MartinCraig505 663-1776craig.martin@lacnm.us
MascarenasRoxie662-8159roxie.mascarenas@lacnm.us
SmithRandy(505) 662-8173randy.smith@lacnm.us

 Field Updates

There are currently no active announcements.

 Contact Information

Office Location at 101 Camino Entrada, Building 5
The office is located at the central county facilities at Pajarito Cliffs just east of the Los Alamos Airport. From downtown Los Alamos, turn left onto Camino Entrada, which is an entrance shared with the Holiday Inn Express. Head down the steep and winding road and follow the signs for public parking. Pass building one on the right, make a sharp right turn around a parking area, then a sharp left between Buildings 4 and 5. Continue to the smaller parking area at the east end of Building 5. Parks is entered through the door on the east side of the building.
Contact Numbers
Administration: 662-8159 Fax: 661-2690 Open Space and Trails: 663-1776
Hours of Operation
The Parks Office is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday