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2760 Canyon Road Los Alamos, NM 87544

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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 to Hilltopper

Join the Recreation Division, LAMS Volunteers, and the Los Alamos County Fire Department in celebrating 8th grade graduation at Urban Park. 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: TBA for 2019
Time: 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Cost: FREE
Who: For graduating 8th Graders
Where: Urban Park

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 2019
Where:  Brewer Arena

Time:  9:00am

Fee:  $5 per youth class entry participant
$8 per adult class entry participant 
$30 per family 

Families with four or more participants in the horse show (immediate family living in the same household).


Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, 7:00pm - 8:00pm

Dates:   TBA for 2019

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 2019
     Los Alamos Sheriff's Posse Lodge
Contact:  Tom Stockton - 

Kids Triathlon


 Kid's Tri


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. 
                  Where:  Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center
Fee: $25     After July 17th $30
 (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  
Push Bikes & Training Wheels OK

Registration Deadline:
Friday, July 19th at 6:30pm

Packet Pick-Up:
Walkup Aquatic Center
Friday, July 19th: 12:00pm - 5:30pm

Race Day Packet Pick-Up
Saturday, July 20th: 9:30am - 10:45am

Register at Racesonline:


Los Alamos Adult & Junior Triathlon

    Save The Date    


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 20, 2019
Location:  Walkup Aquatic Center

Fees:  Individual, $50  After July 17th $65.00
                      2-Person Team $90   After July 17th $105.00
3-person Team $120 3-Person
                      After July 17th $135.00
                      (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 
Waves determined on Friday, July 19th

RACE/AGE CATEGORIES: Age as of 12/13/18
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 20-29  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) 

Registration Deadline:
Friday, July 19th at 6:30pm 

Packet Pick-Up
Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center
Friday, July 19th:     12:00pm - 5:30pm 

Race Day Packet & Chip Pick-Up 
Saturday, July 20:  5:30am - 6:30am 

2018 Triathlon results:

2018 LA TRI Overview Map.pdf

2018 LA TRI Transition Map.pdf

2018 LA TRI Bike Start.pdf

2018 LA TRI Run Route.pdf

LA TRI - Trinity Dr & Diamond Dr Intersection Map.pdf

Register at Racesonline:

2018 JR TRI Run Route.pdf
JR TRI Transition Map.pdf
Jr TRI Bike Route.pdf



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:             July 20, 2019
Location:    Walkup Aquatic Center
AWARDS:     10:00am
Fee:        $30, (All entry fees are non-refundable)
Ages:           10–16 (As of 12/31/2018)
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)

Register at Racesonline:

Free Movies in the Park

BatmanDespicable Me 3Boss BabyMeet the RobinsonsFerdinand

June 6         The Lego Batman Movie, Ashley Pond 
                              DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC UTILITIES NIGHT

June 13          Despicable Me 3, Urban Park

June 27           Boss Baby, Rover Park
                                 COUNTY CLERKS OFFICE – “VOTER DRIVE NIGHT”

July 11             Meet the Robinsons, Ashley Pond
                                   SCIENCEFEST KICK-OFF

July 18             Coco, Urban Park

August 1          Ferdinand, Ashley Pond




                  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 2019
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

Registration Form:

Fair & Rodeo

County Rodeo

Schedule of Events

County Fair & Rodeo Contacts:              

Rodeo, Vendors, Music     LAC Recreation Division
                                               (505)  662-8170         
Parade                                  Los Alamos Main Street 
                                               (505) 661-4844

Exhibits                                 Cooperative Extension Office
                                               (505) 662-2656  
Arts & Crafts Fair                Fuller Lodge Art Center
                                              (505) 662-1635

Click on pdf below for schedule:
County Fair Schedule of Events.pdf

Click on pdf below for Booklet: 
2018_BOOK_County Fair

Rodeo Admission Prices:
2 & under -  Free    Youth (3-17) & Seniors (60+) -  $5
Adults (18-59) - $8
Family of 4 -$25





Pumpkin Splash

          When: TBA for 2019
            Where: Walkup Aquatic Center
Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm 

**Pumpkin retrieval begins promptly at 12:00 pm**
Fee: $7/participant
Limit: 150 participants

Dive for pumpkins, and enjoy carnival games and a cupcake walk. A fun family event that includes catching a bobbing pumpkin in the main pool, decorating it in the classroom, and a Halloween carnival on the patio. 

Queen’s Court Competition

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 2019

11:00am  (Brewer Arena)
3:00pm (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 

For Children entering Kindergarten in the fall

TBA for 2019 at Mountain Elementary School
(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.

Registration begins Wednesday, March 14th.

Registration Closes Friday, June 8th or when Safety Town is full.

Maximum number of participants – 80

Minimum number of participants – 20

Safety Town is a FREE program to all children entering Kindergarten in Fall of 2018.If you have questions about eligibility please contact the PROS Division at (505) 662-8170 or email

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Senior Appreciation Night - (SAN)

Graduating seniors and their friends are invited to celebrate the 34th year of this High School graduation celebration. Senior Appreciation Night (SAN) is co-chaired by the Los Alamos Recreation Division and the Family YMCA and begins with a BBQ at Ashley Pond on Saturday and ends Sunday morning with a Pancake Breakfast at the Betty Ehart 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: TBA for 2019
Time: 6:00pm
Location: Fuller Lodge, Ashley Lodge
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