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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.

Spectator Sports

The national Recreation and Parks Association, along with Sports Illustrated, named Las Cruces as the New Mexico Sports Town of the Year in 2004. High school football draws record crowds as Las Cruces, Mayfield and Oñate High Schools battle for dominance.

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NMSU

New Mexico State University fields 17 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete in the Western Athletic Conference and the Division I level. Football, men's and women's basketball, volleyball, baseball and softball are in competition from fall through spring. The school also has a public golf course that has hosted several NCAA championship events.

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