Leisure and Recreation
Las Cruces has wonderful weather so outdoor sports can be enjoyed year-round at some of southern New Mexico's finest recreational facilities. There are plenty of places to walk, run, hike, bike or play. The city itself contains 90 parks and five public swimming pools - two of which are indoor pools - including the newly constructed Las Cruces Aquatic Center.
Other recreational facilities include soccer fields, baseball fields, lighted tennis courts, various recreation centers and a skate park. The City of Las Cruces offers a variety of programs, activities and events for the public at several of the city's recreation centers.They include youth and adult leagues in hockey, volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, triathlons and duathlons, football, basketball, BMX track, boxing, soccer and others.
Outdoor enthusiasts also enjoy hiking opportunities in the nearby Organ Mountains, and searching for fossils near Picacho Peak.