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Mission Statement

To promote a variety of exceptional recreational opportunities and experiences to enhance the quality of life for the citizens and visitors of Los Alamos County.


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Aquatic Center:

Our world class 50 meter pool and therapy pool is internationally known for providing High-Altitude Training (7,245 feet above sea level). Teams such as the Aqlub Swim Team (Japan), Leige Natacion (Belguim), Metropolitan State University (Denver, CO) , Wildkit Aquatics (Chicago, IL); and Peak Performance Training Camp (Florida) are a few of the swim teams using our facility.

A special rental package and long course lanes can be provided to swim teams as time allows.

In an effort to provide more recreational opportunities in a competitive pool format, we offer an inflatable island and an inflatable jumper during "Wacky Wednesdays" and "Freaky Friday". This activity is the recipient of the 2004 NMRPA Innovative Award. We also provide space to two private swim teams and our Los Alamos High School Swim & Diving Teams.

Golf Course:

Nestled atop the beautiful mesas below the Jemez Mountains, Los Alamos Golf Course offers a challenging 6500 yard par 72, 18 hole layout. Through a multitude of ponderosa pines and cottonwood trees the sloping fairways and small push-up greens provide a challenge to all levels of golfers.

This beautifully maintained golf course, built in 1947 by the Atomic Energy Commission, is the second oldest 18 hole golf course in New Mexico. Owned and operated by the County of Los Alamos, the community is proud of its unique municipal course with such tremendous golfing value.

Ice Rink:

As the only refrigerated, uncovered outdoor ice rink  in New Mexico we offer  competitive ice hockey, ice skating and lessons from November through February and are open 120-125 hours per week weather permitting.  The rink has been in existance since the Los Alamos National Laboratory was first founded.

The Recreation Division also provides a Contract Instructor Program in which instructors from the community teach classes. Presently we offer Martial Arts, Scottish Dancing, Round Dancing, Table Tennis, Ballet, Yoga, and Water Polo.   If you are interested in teaching a contract course, please contact us at (505) 662-8173.

Recreation Programs and Events:

Recreation builds, activates, and unites people, families and communities together. We have an energetic and excited staff and are proud to serve you the best recreation programs we can! If you have any ideas about new recreation programs, please contact us. 

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