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.
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'. We also provide space to two private swim teams and to the Los Alamos High School Swim & Diving Teams.
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.
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 existence since the Los Alamos National Laboratory was first founded.
Recreation Programs and Events
Recreation builds, activates, and unites people, families and communities. We have an energetic and excited staff that are proud to serve you the best recreation programs we can! If you have any ideas about new recreation programs, please contact us.
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 as well as 14 additional public properties.
Open Space and Trails
The open space and wildlands of Los Alamos County are important because of their aesthetics, watershed protection, wildlife habitat, and recreational use. They contribute to the quality of life in Los Alamos. These woodlands, canyons, and forests are also an integral part of the county's infrastructure and like other types of infrastructure require attention and maintenance to promote longevity and proper function. Forests and grasslands are important for flood control and local temperature regulation. Healthy forests also provide protection from wildfire. Clean and open drainage replenishes groundwater supplies and well-managed landscapes create vistas that provide a welcoming backdrop to the town.