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Posted on: June 18, 2021

City Hosts Awareness Meeting About Park Trees

Health of Trees Assessment

High winds that were responsible for a fallen tree in Apodaca Park and a broken branch in Pioneer Women’s Park on June 12 has compelled the Parks and Recreation Department to conduct an additional assessment of tree health in parks where older trees are l...

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Posted on: June 18, 2021

Family Game Nights

Family Night Yellow and Blue Pails

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will host Family Game Nights at the Plaza de Las Cruces each Thursday night beginning July 8. Bring the family out for an evening of games, activities, and fun competitions on the plaza. Different g...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 17, 2021

4th of July Celebration Schedule

Fireworks

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s free annual 4th of July Celebration. This popular annual event is being held at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Dr., on the NMSU campus...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Free App Connects Visitors with the City Parks

Cartoon Ziggy with back toward you  turning around to look at you

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department has launched a mobile app to provide visitors and prospective visitors with information about City parks including parks finder and maps, park amenities, and services.  Some key highlights ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Installation of Sports Netting at Lions Park Handball Courts

Handball Courts

As part of the City’s commitment to preserving infrastructure assets, construction will take place at Lions Park Handball Courts to install protective sports netting. Barrels, cones, and/or construction fence will be placed as appropriate to deli...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Las Cruces Hosts 25th Annual USSSA Slowpitch Softball Tournament June 19 & 20

Baseball

For the 25th year in-a-row, Las Cruces is set to host the Annual New Mexico United States Specialty Sports Association (NMUSSSA) Slowpitch Softball Father’s Day Invitational, June 19 through 20 at the Harty Ballfield Complex, 1840 E Hadley Ave. 

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 11, 2021

Call for Volunteers for Team Up to Clean Up District 5 Event

Volunteers to Team Up to Clean

Volunteers are needed! Get rid of weeds, trash, junk, graffiti and other debris in your neighborhood the Team Up to Clean Up way! 

The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful (KLCB) will conduct its next Team Up to Clean Up eve...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 14, 2021

Klein Park Basketball Court- Parks and Sports Courts Improvements and Additions

Klein Park Basketball Court

Klein Park Basketball Court, 438 E. Organ Ave, is undergoing court improvements as part of GO Bond Question 1, Parks and Sports Improvements and Additions. Klein Park Basketball Court reconstruction will begin on June 14th and continue through July 9th. T...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center Summer Fitness Schedule

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The Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave., will begin to re-introduce Instruction Based Fitness Classes beginning June 21, 2021.

Non-Aquatic fitness sessions will be offered Monday Through Saturday, beginning the week of June 21st. 

Water Ba...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Rio Grande Theatre to Reopen July 2 with Back-to-Back Productions

Rio Grande Theatre (1)

Blank Conversation Theater Company to perform The Mad One and The Complete History of America (abridged) 

 The historic Rio Grande Theatre, 211 N. Main St., in downtown Las Cruces will reopen July 2 with back-to-back performances from Blan...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 8, 2021

The City of Las Cruces takes action to keep permissible fireworks on paved or barren land

Fire Truck with American Flag

The Las Cruces City Council took formal action at its regularly scheduled meeting on Monday, June 7, 2021 to declare that Las Cruces is experiencing severe drought conditions and is restricting the use of permissible fireworks to barren or paved ...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2021

2021 Movies in the Park

Movies at the Park 1

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department presents the 2021 Movies in the Park program.

Movies in the Park will begin at dusk on Saturday, July 17, with “Raya and the Last Dragon.” Movies will be shown on select Saturdays i...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Papen Community Center Basketball Court Closure

Basketball Court

Improvements to the basketball court at Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave., will begin Monday June 7, 2021 and will continue through the end of June. The project is part of the General Obligation (GO) Bond Question 1, Parks and Sports...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Parks & Recreation Aquatics Facilities Summer Schedule

Image of the Aquatics Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Aquatics Section outdoor pools, splash pad, and  Plaza de Las Cruces Interactive Fountain will open June 19.

Peak summer hours of operation will be from June 19 through Sep...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: June 4, 2021

Make Music Day Returns to Las Cruces June 21

Make Music

In celebration of International Make Music Day, which takes place June 21 every year, a variety of local organizations are set to host free live concerts throughout the city that will feature local musicians, music demonstrations and music-themed giveaway...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 28, 2021

Sports Still Available for 2021 Summer Recreation Program

Summer Fun

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department still has spots available for the Summer Recreation Program for youth grades kindergarten to fifth grade. Come join us as we provide a safe, fun and exciting summer for all participants. The progra...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 21, 2021

Gin Blossoms to Headline the Las Cruces Fourth of July Celebration Concert

Gin Blossoms Rock Band

The City of Las Cruces and New Mexico State University (NMSU) are teaming up to host the City’s annual Fourth of July Celebration Concert and Fireworks display at the Pat and Lou Sisbarro Community Park, 3205 Arrowhead Drive, on the NMSU campus.

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 11, 2021

2021 Electric Light Parade Call for Entries

2021 Electric Light Parade

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is accepting entries for lighted floats to participate in the 2021 Electric Light Parade. This year’s parade theme is “Stars and Stripes Forever!” 

The parade will begin at 9 p.m. S...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: May 10, 2021

Adaptive Art Classes and Craft Classes

Art Supplies

The City of Las Cruces will be offering Adaptive Art Classes and Craft Classes beginning the week of May 18. The Adaptive Art Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Craft Classes will be offered on Thursdays, taking place from 10 - 11 a.m.  Clas...

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Parks and Recreation
Posted on: April 1, 2021

Walking Program Begins April 12

Walking Program

With Dona Ana County now in the Yellow Level of the New Mexico Department of Health's (NMDOH) Red to Green Framework, the City of Las Cruces Parks and Recreation Department will reopen some of the allowed facilities and/or programs. 

The Walking P...

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