Chess in the Parks!


About Chess in the Parks:

Join us and other chess players, coaches, and volunteers for a morning of Chess in the Parks! We will have tables, chairs, chess equipment, clocks, and fun chess variant sets for lending out and we'll have volunteer chess coaches on hand to teach and discuss the wonderful game of chess! Occasionally, we or other local chess groups will organize mini tournaments or other types of chess events.

All are welcome! This event is free! No RSVP is required.

2024 Chess in the Parks Flyer

This year, around 10am at each chess in the parks, we will run an optional organized mini bughouse and/or speed chess tournament/ event for any who want to participate.

2024 Main Location: ABQ Downtown Growers' Market, Robinson Park 810 Copper Ave NW, Albuquerque, NM 87102 (map)

2024 Dates:

Every first and third Saturday from May though September from 8:30am until noon!

  • May 4th
  • May 18th
  • June 1st
  • June 15th
  • July 6th
  • July 20th
  • August 3rd
  • August 17th
  • September 7th
  • September 21st

Interested in being a Chess in the Parks Volunteer? Sign up here!

Join our Chess in the Parks ABQ facebook group.

Past Chess in the Parks Events:

Our 2023 season of Chess in the Parks was a blast! Thank you to all who came out and shared in playing the game we all love!

We have made a number of Instagram reels to celebrate our summer 2023 Chess in the Parks experiences! Here is one below on our Instagram page:

If you would like us to come to a community event at your local park, please feel free to read our Chess in the Parks Organizing Checklist and contact us to schedule a time and place.

Contact us


No child care offered: These are community events. We cannot offer child care at these events. Parent/guardians are expected to monitor their children or arrange for a designated adult to monitor them and keep them safe.