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Posted on: June 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Meerscheidt Recreation Center Opens for Specific Indoor Programming In June

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Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave., will reopen for specific recreational programming beginning Monday, June 7.

These programs have been developed with the health, wellness, and safety of participants and staff in mind. Community members who are 18-years old and older will be able to call and reserve a spot to participate in a variety of programs scheduled throughout the week. The programs will include volleyball, basketball, and pickleball sessions as well as cardio/weight room opportunities.

Teens ages 13 to 17 will be able to reserve spots for multiple open gym opportunities in basketball and volleyball. There will be a maximum participant limit per session and reservations are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Participants will also need an updated waiver on file prior to participation. For information, or to reserve a spot for recreational play, call Meerscheidt Recreation Center at 575/541-2563 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Friday.

Participants will be required to observe City and state mandated COVID-19 guidelines, which includes wearing a mask if you are not fully vaccinated. Failure to comply will result in refusal of session and/or participants will be asked to leave the premises.


  • Reservations are required to participate in sport sessions and weight room opportunities. 
  • Walk-ins will not be allowed and will be immediately turned away.
  • Participants must be 18 to participate in adult sessions, and 13- to 17-years old for teen sessions.
  • Reservations can be made one day in advance, one appointment per day per customer by calling 575/541-2563 during business hours. Reservations for Mondays will be taken on Fridays. Same day reservations can be made if space is available.
  • All activity equipment and supplies will be sanitized between sessions.
  • Showers and lockers will not be available.
  • Aerobics, racquetball courts, and rentals are not being offered at this time. 

Programs and schedules

Cardio/Weight Room – Effective June 7.

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Sessions will be available every hour on the hour.

Fee - $1 per session.

Adult basketball session - Effective June 7.

8 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Fee - $1 per session.

Adult pickleball - Effective June 8.

8 a.m. to 10 a.m., and 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

Fee - $1 per session.

Adult volleyball - Effective June 7.

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

Fee - $1 per session.

Teen volleyball - Effective June 7.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

No fee.

Teen basketball - Effective June 7.

3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.

No fee.

For information, contact Athletics at 575/541-2563 or email at

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