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Posted on: November 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Burn Lake Dog Park is Now Open

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Las Cruces’ newest dog park, Burn Lake Dog Park, is now open to residents.

The Burn Lake Dog Park, 1855 W. Amador Ave., was opened Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022. The 36,775 square-foot dog park cost $399,492 and was paid for through 2018 General Obligation bonds that were approved in August 2018 by Las Cruces voters.

Burn Lake Dog Park amenities include:
 Separate large and small dog play areas.

  • Shade structures.
  • Water fountains with doggie bowls.
  • Benches.
  • Receptacles.
  • Doggie bag boxes.
  • Various play elements.
  • Trees and landscaping.

Another dog park, the Rinconada Dog Park, is anticipated to be opened in December. It will be adjacent to the new Animal Services of the Mesilla Valley facility. The Rinconada Dog Park and new animal shelter are included among the City’s 2018 GO Bond projects.

The 2018 GO Bond, approved by voters, has provided $36.5 million in parks and sports field improvements and additions; the new animal shelter; the replacement of Fire Station 3, on Valley Drive; and walking, jogging, biking, and recreational trail improvements. Information about 2018 GO Bond projects is available online at

When the Rinconada Dog Park opens in December, Las Cruces will have three public parks whose amenities are focused on dogs. The Las Cruces Dog Park, the city’s first dog park, opened in May 2009. It is at 430 N. Hermosa St.

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