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City benefits from 2017 Coca-Cola / Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant

The City of Las Cruces is proud to announce it is a recipient of the 2017 Coca-Cola Foundation/Keep America Beautiful Public Space Recycling Bin Grant. The City will use this grant to establish a public space recycling initiative for various public spaces. Read more…


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 or call James Woods at (575) 528-4506 or email at

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!