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Meerscheidt Recreation Center

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Open Gym Rules

Meerscheidt Recreation center is a 30,000 sq. ft. facility that houses a variety of recreational amenities for the whole family. Whether its recreational play or fitness classes you are seeking, we offer opportunities throughout the day to meet your demanding schedule.

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department holds Open Gym hours at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave. An Open Gym schedule has been developed to allow gym time for the public separate from leagues, programs, and rentals. Open Gym consists of drop-in, pickup game times for activities that are not led or instructed by Parks & Recreation staff.

Teen Program is for youth ages 12 - 17. High school students age 18 may participate provided they bring proof of their current enrollment in high school. All participants will be required to have a Parks & Recreation ID card. To obtain the ID card, players must be present, and provide birth certificate and school/grade verification. ID cards can be obtained at Meerscheidt Recreation Center, Monday through Saturday. Teens must sign in each day at the front desk before they will be allowed to participate. This is a free activity.

Senior Basketball and Senior Volleyball is for adults 18 and older (50 Plus participants will be given priority). Cost is a $1 per person per session. Participants must sign in and pay each session at front desk before they will be allowed to participate.

Adult Basketball, Adult Volleyball, and Pickleball is for adults 18 and older. Cost is a $1 per person per session. Participants must sign in and pay each session at front desk before they will be allowed to participate.

Family Day/Night is open to families. Participants 11 and under must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. This time is intended for parents/guardians to play with their child(ren). Parent/guardian MUST be in the GYM supervising their child(ren) during this time. This is a free activity.

Reminder – Children 11 and under who are not registered and attending a Parks & Recreation program at Meerscheidt Recreation Center cannot be left or dropped at the facility. No unattended children allowed.

This schedule is subject to change and will vary in accordance with Athletics Section sports league play. Calendars may be picked up at Meerscheidt Recreation Center and are available on the web at

For more information on the Open Gym Schedule, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2563

NEW* Homeschool Recreation

Meerscheidt Recreation Center is now offering open recreation sessions for homeschool students on Monday, Wednesday and Fridays from 12:30p to 2:30pm. To participate please bring a birth certificate and proof of homeschool enrollment to Meerscheidt Recreation Center anytime between 9am and 8pm Monday through Friday. For more information on homeschool recreation opportunities, contact the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2563.


RECREATIONAL PLAY: The facility is equipped with multiple recreational courts for play ranging from basketball, volleyball, and raquetball courts (reservations required).

LEISURE PLAY: Meerscheidt is also a great place to hangout with the family or friends while playing one of our table games; we offer billiards, board games, and foosball (always free).

WEIGHTROOM: Our weight room is a crowd favorite, providing free weight and stationary capabilities for the avid workout enthusiast (all day fee).‚Äč

  • League Gym
  • Recreational Gym
  • Racquetball Courts
  • Game Room (billiards tables, foosball, and board games)
  • Multi-Purpose Room
  • Weight Room
  • Cardio Room
  • Lockers / Showers

Rentals and Fees

GYM RENTALS: We offer full court rentals for 1 hour increments (2 hour minimum) at $40 per hour (Non-business hours).

PRACTICE TIME:We offer court space for rentals, Monday through Friday in our league and recreational gyms for $20/hr (full court) or $10/hr (half court). Rentals are subject to availability and must be paid in advance to reserve.

  • Table Games - Always free
  • Basketball Gym - During "Open Gym" hours always free
  • Racquetball - $4.00 per hour
  • Weightroom - $1.00 all day fee
  • Wallyball - $5.00 per hour

Contact Information

1600 E. Hadley Ave

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Tel (575) 541-2563

Fax (575) 541-0000