Tingley Beach features four ponds: three fishing ponds and a Model Boat Pond. During the summer months, Tingley Beach also offers paddle boat and bicycle rentals which are run by the New Mexico BioPark Society. Proceeds raised directly benefit the ABQ BioPark. The large Train Station houses a cafe and gift shop and serves as a depot for the Rio Line Train, which makes a loop between the ABQ BioPark Zoo and Aquarium/Botanic Garden.
The three fishing ponds from north to south include the Children's Pond, a large Central Pond, and the South Pond. The Children's Pond is for anglers 12 years of age and younger only. The large Central Pond is for anglers of all ages. Both of these ponds are stocked by the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish with catfish in the summer and rainbow trout in the winter. The South Pond is for catch and release angling only. It is stocked with trophy rainbow trout by the New Mexico BioPark Society. (Appropriate catch and release gear includes single-barbless hooks with flies or lures made from hard plastic, wood, or metal). A NM State fishing license is required for all anglers 2 years and older fishing at Tingley Beach.
Pull out the fishing gear and have a go at the stocked fishing holes free of charge, sunrise until sunset, every day of the year. There are many activities to enjoy at Tingley Beach if you do not want to fish. Visitors also enjoy cruising their own remote controlled boats around the Model Boat Pond, feeding the friendly ducks and geese bird seed or cracked corn, picnicking on the rolling grassy fields, or stretching their legs on the paved sidewalk that wraps around the Ponds and exercising on the new Fitness Trail.
Location and Hours
Tingley Beach is located at 1800 Tingley Drive, just west of Rio Grande Boulevard and south of Central Avenue.
If you're approaching from west of the Rio Grande River, take Central to Tingley and turn right (south) on Tingley. If you're approaching from east of the river, take Central or Lead.
For additional directions and locations information, please call 311.
Hours: Open daily from sunrise to sunset.
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