A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven - Weed & Seed

The A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven was designed to provide young people and community residents with a secure neighborhood facility where children can gather daily in a safe environment to engage in educational activities such as homework/reading, life skill presentations and a variety of recreational activities. 

This facility provides age-appropriate afterschool and summer programming with a unique focus of maintaining the cultural traditions of the community it serves.

Mission Statement

To provide an area where children can gather in safety with supervision; where they can engage in educational, athletic and recreational activities.

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To provide a location for those who wish to mentor and role model children in the area who are often deprived of these social supports.

Group Activities

Group activities are separated by age/grade (Kindergarten through 5th grade). There are up to 15 children in each age group and they have their own designated staff member(s). Examples of topics include:

  • Community service
  • Creativity and the arts
  • Education
  • Life skills
  • Music appreciation
  • Physical fitness
  • Positive social interaction
  • Team building
  • Teamwork

 For more information call 575-528-4257. 

A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven Weed and Seed 

2023-2024 After-School Program

 The City of Las Cruces A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven Weed and Seed After-School Program will offer registration for the 2023-2024 school year.
 The program is free, and limited spaces are available and will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program start date is Wednesday, July 19, 2023, and will serve students from kindergarten to fifth grades.
 The program is offered at the A. Fielder Memorial Safe Haven Weed and Seed, 906 N. Tornillo St., and program hours of operation will be 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and will follow the Las Cruces Public Schools calendar.
 Registration begins Friday, July 7, 2023, and continues to Monday, July 17, 2023.
Online registration will be available at www.lascruces.gov/Play (click on the “Online Registration” link). Registration also will be available at the following locations during regular business hours: 

  • Parks & Recreation Department administrative office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.
  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.
  • Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday.
  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.

To be eligible for the program, proof of residency, income and program criteria must be met. Participants that register will be provided with program information prior to the first day of the program.

  For information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.