The City of Las Cruces requires by LCMC, Chapter 1, Section #7-4.a that all pet owners clean up after their pet while they visit our parks facilities.
In addition, dog owners must have their dogs under their control and on a leash no longer than twelve (12) feet; off leash recreation is provided at the "Off Leash Dog Park", directly behind the Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley St.
Pet owners will be restricted from bringing their pets to athletic complexes, unless designated as a service animal.
PARK OPENING AND CLOSING HOURS
1.City parks may be open from 5:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m., except for emergencies, permitted special events and in parks where hours are posted differently from those operating under the normal operating time. Refer to LCMC, Chapter 22, Parks and Recreation, Article I. "In General", Section 22-1Â
2.Unidad Park and Butterfield Shooting Range hours of operation are sunrise to sunset. Butterfield shooting range has an exception on Thursdays, the range opens at 3:00 PM to allow for weekly maintenance.Â
3.Individuals shall not be allowed in any City park during closing times unless authorized by permit.Â
4.The City Manager has the authority to change opening and closing hours of City parks.Â
5.Parks and Recreation Department employees or Police employees are not restricted by the opening and closing hours when in performance of their duties.Â
6.For further information regarding park operations, please refer to LCMC, Chapter 22, Section 22-1, vailable in the City Clerk's Office.Â