2023 Summer Recreation Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be accepting Summer Recreation Program lottery registration applications for the Summer Recreation Program beginning April 17 thru May 6 at 8 am.   Registration is available online at www.las-cruces.org/play, and at the following locations during regular business hours:

 Parks and Recreation Administrative Office - 1501 E. Hadley Ave. 

  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center - 304 Bell St.  
  • Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center - 1401 E. Hadley Ave. 
  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center - 1600 E. Hadley Ave. 

Registration for the Summer Recreation Program is determined by lottery selection only. Participants who are selected for a site will be notified on May 10, by email.  Postings of the winning lottery numbers will be available at the sites listed above.

PROGRAM DATES/TIMES: June 7 to July 14, 2023, 7:30 am-5:30 pm. 


  • Camino Real Middle School, 2961 N. Roadrunner Parkway.
  • Sierra Middle School, 1700 E. Spruce Ave. (will move camp to Meerscheidt Rec. Center July 7- July 14)
  • Zia Middle School, 1300 W. University Ave. 

 Kindergarten – 5th (2022/2023 School Year). 

No telephone registrations are accepted. For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative office at 575-541-2550.