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NEW ADULT PROGRAMS at Frank O’Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for new adult programs and recreation opportunities starting Aug. 21. Activities will be held at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell unless otherwise noted. Find out more!


NEW TEEN PROGRAMS at Frank O’Brien Papen Center

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will hold registration for new teen programs and recreation opportunities starting to be held at the Frank O’Brien Papen Center, 304 W. Bell unless otherwise noted. Find out more!


TOSS NO MAS

The Parks & Recreation Department Keep Las Cruces Beautiful along with, New Mexico Clean and Beautiful would like to announce we will be hosting the 23rd annual Toss No Mas campaign on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017. Hundreds of volunteers will collect litter at parks, schools, streets and business properties from 8 a.m. to 12 noon during the Toss No Mas campaign. Volunteers will then be treated to a free lunch sponsored by local businesses. The lunch will be held from noon to 2 p.m. at Young Park.

Individual volunteers, groups and civic organizations are encouraged to register before Oct. 9 for this year’s Toss No Mas campaign which is a great opportunity to show pride in Las Cruces. The Toss No Mas campaign is organized locally by Keep Las Cruces Beautiful, a program of the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department. For more information or to register visit the “Keep Las Cruces Beautiful” link at www.las-cruces.org or call James Woods at (575) 528-4506 or email at jwoods@las-cruces.org


Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center Extended Hours of Operation

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department, Recreation Programs Section, announces its extended hours of operation effective September 5, 2017.

Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.; Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.

New programs, classes and activities schedule will be available September 1, 2017. For more information regarding party rentals or other general information, contact the Frank O’ Brien Papen Community Center at 575/541-2455


Youth Scholarship Fund Accepting Applications

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will accept applications for the Youth Scholarship Fund for youth programs and activities presented through June 2017. Interested applicants must submit their application at the Parks & Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave. Find out more!


Youth Mural Arts Program

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department announces the start of a Mural Arts Program for local youth, grades 7– 12. The program is currently seeking teens with artistic ability and a desire to transform their community. Participants will become part of a skilled team capable of producing high quality public art. Find out more!