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The Recreation Division 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 Hangout 2023

A FREE event for Los Alamos Middle-schoolers, full of activities, food and more.

March 30, 2023 - Los Alamos Family YMCA
April 27, 2023 - SALA Event Center
May TBD - Ashley Pond

Time: 3:30 - 5:30pm

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series. May - Sept. 2023

Los Alamos Summer Concert Series
Date: Every Friday, May 26 - Sept 1, 2023
Time: 6:00 - 10:00pm, Ashley Pond Park

Come one, come ALL for the Los Alamos Summer Concert Series! Free outdoor concert for all, complete with food court, games, and beer garden. Artist line up will be announced after April 15th. 

See the complete line-up:

Senior Talk - May 24, 2023

Senior Talk
Date: May 24, 2023
Time: 10:00
Location: Duane Smith Auditorium

High School staff talk to seniors about graduation day, hand out Caps and Gowns, YMCA and Los Alamos County REC staff will talk to the grades about Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) and what to expect. 

Hawk-to-Hilltopper - May 26, 2023

Date: May 26, 2023
Time: 12:00 - 3:00pm
Location: Urban Park
Admission: FREE Admission for 8th graders.

Celebrate 8th grade graduation! Join us for a fun BBQ lunch, followed by traditional shaving cream fun!

Senior Appreciation Night - May 27 - 28, 2023

Senior Appreciation Night
Date: May 27-28, 2023
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Fuller Lodge
Admission:FREE for graduating seniors + one guest

Graduating seniors and a friend are invited to this annual celebration. The night begins with a BBQ at Fuller Lodge on Saturday evening, and ends with pancake breakfast at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

Splash-n-Dash (May - August)

May 31

June 14 & 28
July 12 & 26

August 2

Swimmers, runners, beginning multi-sport athletes, seasoned triathletes, or anyone interested con participate in this group training event! There is no course support, so participants assume all risk and responsibility. Please exercise good judgment, watch out for cars at all times, and have FUN!

Registration begins at 6:30pm and closes at 6:55pm. First swimmer is sent off at 7:00pm.

Event is limited to the first 75 participants. Participants under the age of 18 must come prepared with a waiver signed by a parent or guardian.


- 400 yard pool swim, 5K run long Canyon Road

- 200 yard pool swim, 3K run along Canyon Road

7:00 - 7:30pm, Aquatic Center

FREE, all ages and skill level

For more information contact Mike Engelhardt at (505) 690-9767


FREE Movies in the Park - May - July 2023

FREE Movies in the Park

May 31 - Bad Guys - Sponsored by LAPD & LAFD

June 14 - Atlantis: The Lost Empire

June 28 - Turning Red

July 12 - Wall-E

July 26 - Encanto -Sponsored by 4H

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


8:15pm - Movies start at sundown

May 31 & July 12 - Ashley Pond

June 14 - Rover Park

June 28 - Urban Park

July 26 - Rio Arriba


Weather cancellations are made one hour before show time.

2023 Rodeo Court Competition - June 3, 2023

We are tying something new this year - Queens Court is transitioning to a Royalty Rodeo Court!

Court candidate(s) must be between the ages of, Mrs. and Mr. (26+) Queen and King (17-25), 

Princess and Prince (14-16), Jr. Queen and King (10-13), Jr. Princess and Prince (6-9) years, as of September 1st. 2023. 

Entry forms must be completed and signed by the candidate and her parents, and must be submitted to the Los Alamos County Parks, Recreation and Open Space Administrative Offices by Wednesday, May 31, 2023 by 5:00pm. Applications can be returned to vie email to: [email protected] or direct drop off at the Los Alamos County Aquatic Center, located at 2760 Canyon Rd, Los Alamos, NM 87544; attention to Vera Jaramillo.

A candidate must furnish their own horse; however, the mount may be borrowed.

There is no resident or schools requirement.

If a tie should occur the break will be based on high score for the horsemanship portion of the contest. Decision of the judge(s) is final.

Contest Date: The contest will be held on Saturday, June 3rd, 2023.
The riding portion will begin at 9:00am at Brewer Arena (650 North Mesa Rd., Los Alamos, NM). The Personality portion of the competition will begin at 12:00pm at the Los Alamos County Golf Course (4290 Diamond Dr., Los Alamos, NM) in the conference room. (Time subject to change depending on the number of participants)

The contest will be judge accordingly: Horsemanship 20%, interview and personality 40%, and public speaking 40%.

Roller Skate Nights (June - August 2023)

Roller Skate Nights

July 15 & 29

August 5

Grab your roller skates or rent Rollerblades at the Ice Skating Rink for a

flash back to the Disco-Era! Join the Derby Dames and the Recreation

Division for a rolling good time!

6:00 - 10:00pm, Los Alamos County Ice Rink

$6 Admission

High Mountain Mudfest Mud Volleyball Tournament (7/1/2023)

This year's High Mountain Mudfest Mud Volleyball Tournament will be held Saturday, July1!

Have a mud-slinging good time at our round-robin mud volleyball tournament! Adult co-ed competitive: 6 to 10 teams of 6 to 12 players. Each team must have 3 women & 3 men.

$130/team, Ages 18+

Registration Deadline: June 24

8:30am, North Mesa Park

FREE Admission for spectators

Registration Form


*Footwear is required, and the use of duct tape is HIGHLY recommended to keep shoes on.*

For more information, please contact the Recreation Division at (505) 662-8170.

FREE Admission for spectators

2023 Los Alamos Triathlon - July 22, 2023

LA Triathlon


Participate in one of the oldest, continuously running triathlons! This is a sprint triathlon with a unique format of bike, swim, and run; and is held at a starting elevation of 7,400 ft. The course is challenging with a rolling bike course that starts in town and takes you along an open course surrounded by forest and mountain vistas, returns to the Aquatic Center for a 400-meter swim, and ends with a slight uphill run.

Registration Info
Register online:

Register in person at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center
Deadline: July 20, 2023 at 6:30pm
**After July 18 - a $15 late fee will be charged**
**No race day registration will be accepted**
Packet Pick-up: July 21, 12:00 - 5:30pm at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center.
Race Day Packet & Chip Pick-up: July 22, 5:30 - 6:30am

For more information and maps visit:
Online platform:


Course in order:
20K Bike (open course), 400m Pool Swim, 5K Run

Helmets are required.
Swim is in a 50m, 8-lane pool, participants swim one direction in each lane (snake swim). Shallow entry, no diving.

Start Times:

Elites: 7:30am time trial starts; 20 sec. intervals

Individual/Teams: 7:40am - 1st wave

Waves are determined on July 17*

Awards: 10:00am

Individual: $50
2-Person Team: $90
3-Person Team: $120
*All entry fees are non-refundable. Race is limited to 175 competitors*

RACE/AGE CATEGORIES: Age as of 12/13/22
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+ 

TEAMS: All Male / All Female / Coed 
19 & Under 20-29  30-39  40-49  50-59  60+

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

27th Annual Kids Triathlon

Kids Tri

fun introduction to the multi-sport world for children with an emphasis on fun and fitness, not competition. This is a continuous and un-timed event. Kickboards and life jackets are available and may be used.

Course in order: Bike, Run, Swim

Helmets are required.

Group Start Time: 11:00am

Race/Age Categories & Distances:

Age on Race Day

Pee Wees: 3 - 4 & 5 - 6

1/4 mi. Bike, 100 yd Run, 25 yd Swim

Juniors: 7 - 8

1/2 mi. Bike, 1/4 mi. Run, 50 yd Swim

Juniors II: 9 - 10

1 mi. Bike, 1/2 mi. Run, 50 yd Swim


Individual: $25

*All entry fees are non-refundable. Race is limited to 100 competitors*

Registration Info

Register online:

Register in person at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center

Deadline: July 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

**After July 18 - a $15 late fee will be charged**

**No race day registration will be accepted**

Packet Pick-up: July 21, 12:00 - 5:30pm at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center.

Race Day Packet & Chip Pick-up: July 22, 5:30 - 6:30am

For more information and maps visit:


5th Annual Jr Triathlon

Jr Tri
This is an abbreviated sprint triathlon course, which allows our junior competitors to transition from the Kids Triathlon into a competitive and timed triathlon.

Course in order: 6.4K Bike (open course), 200m Pool Swim, 2.4K Run

Helmets are required.

Group Start Time: 7:00am

Awards: 10:00am

Age: 10 - 16 as of Dec. 31, 2023


Individual: $30

*All entry fees are non-refundable. Race is limited to a minimum of 15

and a maximum of 50 competitors*

Registration Info

Register online:

Register in person at the Los Alamos Aquatic Center

Deadline: July 20, 2023 at 6:30pm

**After July 18 - a $15 late fee will be charged**

**No race day registration will be accepted**

Packet Pick-up: July 21, 12:00 - 5:30pm at the Los Alamos Aquatic


Race Day Packet & Chip Pick-up: July 22, 5:30 - 6:30am

For more information and maps visit: Online platform, ChronoTrack &

Los Alamos County Fair & Rodeo - August 11 - 13, 2023

Join us! This year's theme is

"Harnessing Chaos"

Join us August 11-13 for exhibits, the Friday Night Concert, the parade, a full fair at Ashley Pond Park, Summer Arts & Crafts Fair at Fuller Lodge, the Rodeo at Brewer Arena, and much more!

2023 Grand Marshal:
Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

2023 County Fair & Rodeo Royalty Court: 

Interested in participating? Contact us!
Rodeo, Vendors, Music - Los Alamos County Recreation Division (505) 662-8170
Parade - Los Alamos MainStreet (505) 661-4844
Exhibits - Cooperative Extension Office (505) 662-2656
Arts & Crafts Fair - Fuller Lodge Art Center (505) 662-1635

Schedule of Events: 

Monday - Thursday, August 7 - 10

County Fair Exhibits Drop-off & Check-In

Non-Perishable items of the exhibit will be accepted Monday & Tuesday. Perishable items will be accepted starting

Thursday. For additional questions please contact Desaree Jimenez at [email protected] or (505) 662-2656.

Monday - Tuesday:

8:00am - 5:00pm, NMSU Cooperative Extension Office

Address: 1251 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos, NM 87544

Thursday (Perishables only):

8:00am - 10:00, Mesa Public Library

Pool Tournament

TBD, Betty Ehart Senior Center call (505) 662-8920 for more


Friday, August 11:

County Fair Exhibits

4:00 - 5:00pm

Handicapped viewing

5:00 - 8:00pm, Mesa Public Library


Friday Night Summer Concert Series: Brandon Saiz

6:00 - 10:00pm, Ashley Pond Park

Saturday, August 12:

Summer Arts & Crafts Fair

The Summer Arts and Crafts Fair is In conjunction with the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo. Visit the lawn of the historic Fuller

Lodge and take in dozens of artist vendors, food vendors, musical performances, and more

9:00am - 3:00pm, Fuller Lodge East Lawn

FREE Admission

Get a sneak peak at:

Los Alamos Youth Film Intensive Rolling Premier

The Los Alamos Arts Council has teamed up with the Los Alamos Teen Center and PAC8 to introduce kids to the film industry and the cool things they can do with it. Students will show off their written, directed, and produced short films on the hour, every hour.

9:00am - 3:00pm, Fuller Lodge

FREE Admission

Contact [email protected] for more information.

Pie Baking Contest

Entry submissions: 9:00 - 11:00am

Judging: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Ashley Pond Park

Each pie will be categorized in a class. Each class will have only one winning, first place pie. The 1st place pie from each class will be judged against each other and one pie will be selected as the Grand Champion.


  • Class 1 – Apple pie
  • Class 2 – Blueberry pie
  • Class 3 – Cherry pie
  • Class 4 – Mixed fruit pie
  • Class 5 – Peach pie
  • Class 6 – Pecan pie
  • Class 7 – Berry pie
  • Class 8 – Any other fruit pie

Prizes will be awarded for 1st place within each class, and a grand champion will be selected from the 1st place winner from each class.

Rodeo Parade

All ages are encouraged to register for a parade entry - which can be float, auto, walking, horse or livestock! Everyone is invited to come out, pick a spot and watch the festivities! Parade entry registration is free, but first-come.

10:00am, Central Ave.


Reach out to [email protected], [email protected] or

(505) 661-4844 for questions, or visit

County Fair Exhibits

10:00am - 3:00pm, Mesa Public Library

County Rodeo

Including watermelon eating contest

2:00 - 5:00pm, Brewer Arena

Cowboy Dinner & Dance

5:00 - 7:00pm - Dinner

7:00 - 9:00pm - Dance

Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge

Sunday, August 13:

Stroll the Stables

Enjoy a walk around the stables with your family as part of the Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo! Win prizes for collecting stamps on

the Stable Passport Guidebooks, learn about livestock care and safety, and participate in a virtual stock show. Afterwards, stay for day two of the Rodeo!

9:00 -11:00am - Passport Guidebooks Available

9:00am - 12:00pm, North Mesa Stables

FREE Admission

Please park in designated areas.

Rodeo: Tough Enough to Wear Pink

Including watermelon eating contest

1:00 - 5:00pm, Brewer Arena


Contact Info



[email protected]

2760 Canyon Road

Mon - Fri

8:00 am - 5:00 pm