Popular Summer recreation program for kids is now accepting lottery registrations


Each year more than 3,000 children participate in the city’s summer recreation program full of fun activities, field trips, and even a talent show! 

Space in the popular program is limited so what better way to give everyone a shot than through a fair lottery!  

Well, it’s time to register because if you’re not in you can’t win!

The Summer Recreation Program is offered for six to eight weeks, (June to August) every year to school age children and youth from 5 to 15 years old, at each City Community Center. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration must turn 6 by Sept. 1 in order to be eligible to participate.

A registration form will be required from all participants that are selected to participate in the summer recreation program.

Due to the high participant demand for the City of Albuquerque’s Community Centers Summer Recreation Program, the Department of Family & Community Services utilizes a “lottery-style” selection of participants. Lottery forms are available at each Community Center.

View Community Center location and contact information.

Once a center registration is full, a waiting list will be kept and maintained for participants not selected. Parents will be notified as space becomes available.

Just Added: 2018 Summer Program Dates

The Lottery for the 2018 Community Center Recreation Summer Program will be Monday, April 16, to Friday, April 27, at each community center.

The summer program will begin on June 11, 2018 and end on Aug. 3, 2018. Children who are 5 years old at the time of registration must turn age 6 by Sept. 1, 2018.

Summer Program Hours & Fees

The Summer Recreation Program is free to all participants who are selected through the lottery process and are registered at a community center. The Summer Recreation program hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at all centers.

Lottery & Registration Information

Lottery Forms and Online Registration will be made available and will be accepted beginning Monday, April 16, 2018, to Friday, April 27, 2018, at each community center.

Enter Lottery at the center where you wish your child or children to attend the Summer Program.

For more information, visit their website.

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