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2019 Summer Recreation Program

​​Summer Recreation Program is announcing dates, times, cost and locations for youth this summer. Get signed up to be part of a fun and exciting summer program!!!

Activities will include arts and crafts, games, sports, field trips, and special activities. Participants must currently be attending or have completed grades Kindergarten – 5 of the current school year (2018/19).

Summer Recreation Program poster


2019 Summer Program Lottery Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be accepting lottery registration applications for both sessions of the Summer Recreation Program beginning Monday, April 29 through Saturday, May 11, at the following locations during regular business hours:

  • Parks and Recreation Administrative Office - 1501 E. Hadley Ave
  • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center - 304 Bell St. Mesilla Park
  • Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center - 1401 E. Hadley Ave
  • Meerscheidt Recreation Center - 1600 E Hadley Ave

Registration for the Summer Recreation Program is determined by lottery selection only. Participants who are selected for a site will be notified on Wednesday, May 15 by email or text message. Postings of the winning lottery numbers will be available at the sites listed above and on our website, www.las-cruces.org/summer-recreation.

Payment must be received between Wednesday, May 15 through Saturday, May 25 at any of the locations listed above during regular business hours, or online at www.las-cruces.org/play and click on the online registration link.

Any slots that have not been paid for will be open to the public on Sunday, May 26 on a first come, first served basis at the Parks and Recreation Administrative office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave.

​ Preliminary information for Summer Program:

DATES: Session I June 3 - June 28
Session II July 1 - August 2 (No program July 4)
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
COST: $200/session/child
(does NOT include fees associated with field trips)
GRADES: Kindergarten - 5th
(2018/19 school year, proof of grade may be required)
LOCATIONS: Camino Real Middle School (2961 Roadrunner Pkwy.)
Picacho Middle School (1040 N. Motel Blvd.)
Sierra Middle School (1700 Spruce Ave.)

No telephone registrations accepted.


Contact Information

Parks and Recreation Department

Las Cruces, NM 88001

Tel (575) 541-2550

TTY (575) 541-2661​