Day Trips

50 Plus Recreational “Day Tripping” Program Winter Series 2019

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department will be offering a series of day trips for newcomers and residents of Las Cruces to sites, parks, museums, and events in the surrounding area. 

The 50-Plus “Day Tripping” is designed to be a social, fun, and educational outlet for those currently residing in Las Cruces, or people considering the area as a future home. There are so many incredible and interesting attractions just a short jaunt from our wonderful city! Join us as we explore new and interesting places.​​ 

Day Trips are listed as:

• Date: 1/17/2020 Location: El Paso, TX. Depart: 8:30 a.m. Return: 2 p.m. Site: El Paso Museum of Archaeology and U.S. Border Patrol Museum. Lunch at Tamales Lupita. Cost: $10.00

• Date: 2/14/2020 Location: Ghost Town at Lake Valley and Hillsboro, NM Depart: 9 a.m. Return: 3 p.m. Site: Ghost Town at Lake Valley and Hillsboro, NM. Lunch at Hillsboro Café.  Cost: $15.00

• Date: 3/13/2020 Location: Capitan, NM. Depart: 8 a.m. Return: 5 p.m. Site: Smokey Bear Historical Park and Museum. $2 Park Fee. Lunch at Oso Grill. Cost: $20.00

​​Registration is open now. Payments may be made at any of the four registration sites during regular business hours, or at and clicking on the “Online Registration” link. ​​

Registration site locations:

• Meerscheidt Recreation Center, 1600 E. Hadley Ave.: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.​• Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave.: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.​ • Frank O’Brien Papen Community Center, 304 W. Bell Ave.: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ​• Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley Ave.: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. ​​ 

Available spots will be open to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. No telephone registrations/payments accepted. ​

​ For information, call the Recreation Section at 575/541-2454.