Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated on May 5, 1999. The park was built as a cooperative effort by The City of Las Cruces and The Las Cruces Home Builders Association in conjunction with the Veterans Affairs Advisory Board and The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.
Along with the Memorial Wall, Veterans Memorial Park is host to The Bataan Death March Memorial which was dedicated on April 13, 2002. The park also has a memorial-walking trail with three memorials at this time, The Korean War, Marine Corps League, and the Disabled American Veterans. In the works are three other memorials the WWII, China Burma India War and the Special Forces, with more to come.
The park proudly displays a Garrison Flag for special occasions according to the proper protocol, the flag will measure 12’x 20’ on a 80’ pole. On occasions when the Garrison Flag is not being displayed a smaller post flag will be flying. Veterans Memorial Park was designed with open space in mind in order to host the many special events such as Memorial Day, Independence Day, and Veterans Day to name a few. The park has two picnic shelters, drinking fountain, restrooms, playground equipment, tables, benches, and grills, all of which are ADA accessible. Veteran’s Memorial Park is dedicated to the Veterans of Las Cruces Past, Present, and Future!