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Posted on: September 4, 2020

More City Parks to Open After Labor Day

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The Las Cruces community’s hard work to follow COVID guidelines is paying off and because conditions are improving citywide, the City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will reopen additional parks effective Tuesday September 8, as an expansion of its Phase Two reopening plan already in place.

The phased plan, presented to and approved by the Mayor and City Council at a special work session on May 8, was designed to align with directives from New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham’s extended public health order, which remains in place, and the New Mexico Department of Health guidelines. The Las Cruces community is encouraged to continue practicing social distancing, hand sanitizing or washing, not gathering in groups larger than 10, and wearing masks in public settings.

Parks opening on Tuesday, September 8

The following parks will be added to the existing list of open parks. Playgrounds, restrooms, and water fountains will remain closed for now. As parks continue to open, park service will be increased accordingly.

Currently Open Parks:

District One: 

• Klein Park, 155 N. Mesquite Street

District Two: 

• Tony Gomez Park/Frenger Park, 2283 S. Espina St.

District Three: 

• Las Cruces Dog Park, 430 N. Hermosa St.

District Four: 

• La Llorona Park, 3440 W. Picacho Ave.

District Five: 

• Twin Parks, median on Engler Road (between McGuffy St. and Mesa Grande Ave.)

District Six: 

• Desert Trails Community Park, 3492 Sonora Springs


Parks Opening Sept. 8:

District One: 

• Country Club Estates Park, 2800 Spitz Ave.
• Cardon Park, 1050 N. Mesquite St.
• Albert Johnson Memorial Park, 200 E. Picacho Ave.

District Two: 

• Frank O’Brien Papen Community Park, 400 Bell Ave.
• Salopek-Stull Park, 464 Salopek Blvd.
• Gus Vlachakis Park, 2600 E. Missouri Ave.

District Three: 

• Las Cruces Skate Park, 151 N. Walnut St.
• Wild Chile BMX, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.

District Four: 

• Legends West Park, 1120 N. Motel Blvd.
• Jason Jiron Park, 355 Three Crosses Ave.
• Burn Lake (Park Only), 1855 W. Amador Ave.

District Five: 

• North Las Cruces Park, 1001 Valley View Ave.
• Park Hill Neighborhood Park, Sapillo Dr. and Bison Spring Dr.
• Vista De La Montana Park, 5700 Porter Dr.

District Six: 

• Archery Range, 535 S. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
• Sagecrest Park, 489 N. Roadrunner Pkwy.
• Sam Graft Park, 4230 Sedona Hills Pkwy.
• East Mesa Park, 4851 Porter Dr.

The Parks and Recreation Department will continue to assess the opening of more public spaces in alignment with the Governor’s directives and the NM Department of Health recommendations. For up-to-date park schedules and information go to www.las-cruces.org/COVID19ParkSchedule or sign up to receive Parks and Recreation notifications by email. Contact Parks and Recreation Department Administration Offices by phone at 575/541-2550.

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