Chess in the Parks!


About Chess in the Parks:

Join us and other chess players, coaches, and volunteers for an afternoon of Chess in the Parks! We will have 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.

2023 Chess in the Parks Flyer

Bonus Chess in the Parks, Aug. 20th at Mile High Farmers Market, 10am-2pm at Alvarado Park (flyer)


  • April 29th first Chess in the Parks of 2023!

Every first and third Saturday from May though September!

  • May 6th
  • May 20th
  • June 3rd
  • June 17th
  • July 1st
  • July 15th
  • August 5th
  • August 19th
  • August 20th, BONUS CHESS IN THE PARKS at Mile High Farmers Market! (flyer)
  • September 2nd
  • September 16th

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

Join our Chess in the Parks ABQ facebook group to join the discussion on new and upcoming Chess in the Parks events.

Past Chess in the Parks Events:

Our 2022 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!

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.