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Posted on: April 9, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Park & Recreation Extends Closures

Ziggy Mascot

In alignment with New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s updated public health emergency order, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is extending its closure of all City-run programs, facilities and parks until further notice to ensure every person’s well-being while practicing social distancing and staying home.

Operational closures until further notice:

  • Practice, League Play, and tournaments on all City facilities (athletic fields). 
  • All youth and adult programming.
  • All fitness classes.
  • Juvenile Citation Program (JCP).
  • Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) Program.
  • Administration offices are closed.

Facility closures until further notice:

  •       East Mesa Recreation Center, 5589 Porter Dr., Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 Bell Ave. and The Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.
  • ·         The Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.
  • ·         Frenger Swimming Pool, 800 Parkview Dr.


Specialty parks closures until further notice:

·         Butterfield Shooting Range

·         Skate Park

·         BMX Track

·         Dog Park

·         RC/Archery Park

·         Athletic Ballfields

·         Tennis/Pickleball Courts


All City-owned parks are closed, and services, which include medians, right of ways (ROW), alleys, parks, trails, restrooms and fountains are suspended until further notice.

For more information, contact Parks & Recreation Department Administration Offices 575/541-2550.

City of Las Cruces news releases are available on the home page of the City website at under News & Announcements and can be translated into Spanish and multiple other languages using the Select Language feature on the lower right side of the page.   






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