The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be accepting lottery registration applications for both sessions of the Summer Recreation Program that runs Monday, April 16 thru Saturday, April 28, 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.
• 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 Tuesday, May 8, by email or text message. Postings of the winning lottery numbers will be available at the sites listed above and online at

Payment must be received between Tuesday, May 8, thru Saturday, May 19, at one of the locations listed above during regular business hours or online at and click on the online registration link.

Any slots that have not been paid for will be open to the public on Monday, May 21, on a first come, first served basis at the Parks and Recreation Administrative office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave.

*DATES: Session I June 4– June 29
Session II July 2 – August 3 (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 – 6th (2017/18 school year)
*LOCATIONS: Camino Real Middle School (2961 Roadrunner Pkwy)
Picacho Middle School (1040 N. Motel Blvd)
Zia Middle School (1300 W. University Ave.)

No telephone registrations accepted.

For more information, contact the Parks and Recreation Administrative office at (575) 541-2550.

-LCPS Communications Coordinator Paul Dahlgren,, (575) 527-5808