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Mission Statement:

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department strives to provide recreational opportunities for the entire population regardless of ability, interests, or skill level.  A variety of programs and services offered provide residents and visitors experiences that assist with the overall improvement of their personal health and well-being.

Playground with slides and swings

  1. Meerscheidt Building

    Meerscheidt Recreation Center Closures

    Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will be closed Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023, due to the 2023 Whole Enchilada Softball Tournament, to be played at the Hadley Sports Complex. Read on...
  2. Trash Container Locations

    Team Up to Clean Up Open-Top Trash Container Locations

    The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department’s Keep Las Cruces Beautiful Program (KLCB) is partnering with Keep Doña Ana County Beautiful, Town of Mesilla, South Central Solid Waste Authority, Read on...
  3. Splash Pad

    Aquatic Splash Pads to Close Oct. 1, 2023

    The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will close all remaining splash pads, at Metro Park Drive, at Unidad Park, and the fountain at 101 E. Las Cruces Ave., for the year on Sunday, Oct. 1, 2023. Read on...
  4. Tobias Rene singing

    Tobias Rene to Headline the City's Fall Community Concert

    Tobias Rene will play a free Community Concert, at 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15, 2023, as part of the Music on the Plaza Concert series. Read on...
  5. Pumpkin Palooza

    Pumpkin Palooza Set for Oct. 14

    The Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department is hosting its fifth annual Pumpkin Palooza fall event on Saturday, Oct. 14. Read on...
  6. Las Cruces Natatorium

    Teen Splash Night

    The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host a Teen Splash Night from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 2023, at the Las Cruces Natatorium, 1405 E. Hadley Ave. Read on...
  7. Woman and child picking up trash

    Team Up to Clean Up "Call for Volunteers!"

    The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Keep Las Cruces Beautiful program (KLCB), wants individuals, groups, businesses, clubs, and civic organizations to join this community beautification event. Read on...
  8. Swing set, slide, and bench at Gallagher Park

    Gallagher Park Construction Work to Begin

    Beginning Monday, Aug. 21, 2023, demolition work then construction work will take place at Gallagher Park, 137 W. Gallagher Ave., at Ninas Place. Read on...
  9. Bicyclists

    Just Keep Pedaling – Cycle Las Cruces

    The City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will offer Group Bike Riding from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. beginning Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave. Read on...
  10. Volunteers picking up trash in front of colorful mural

    Team Up to Clean Up 2023!

    The Parks and Recreation Department and Keep Las Cruces Beautiful invites the Las Cruces community to Team Up to Clean Up! Read on...
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