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City of Roswell
P.O. Drawer 1838
Roswell, NM 88202-1838
(505) 624-6700
Fax: 624-6889


Roswell Recreation Department

Offices at: 1101 W. 4th (in Cahoon Park)
P.O. Drawer 1838
Roswell, NM 88202 Award
Recreation Department receives
"Award for Outstanding Parks and
Recreation Education Web Site
Office Hours: Monday through Friday
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM

505.624.6889 FAX

Kim Elliott, Recreation Director, CLP
Heidi C. Sims, Recreation Superintendent, CLP
Laurie Jerge, Recreation Program Analyst, CLP


The Roswell Recreation Department strives to meet the community's recreational needs and interests by providing a wide variety of quality and wholesome leisure activities through traditional and innovative programming. We are committed to enhancing the quality of life and personal growth for individuals of all ages, and families through participation in passive and active activities.

We will work cooperatively with other organizations and agencies to provide needed leisure services and facilities for the community. We will strive to provide recreation that ensures a positive self-image for the community. We are committed to effectively utilizing all available resources and to sustain the confidence of those we serve.

Basic Information:

The Roswell Recreation Department works with many different agencies to provide recreation for the entire community. Besides managing the Cahoon Park Swimming Pool, Roswell Adult Center, and the Yucca Recreation Center, the Department is also responsible for many Special Programs and Events.

The Roswell Recreation Department is the largest provider of recreation for the City of Roswell.

Two goals of the Recreation Department include providing more community awareness of the types of programs that are currently available to all citizens in the area and programming that promotes Roswell, the growth of the community and family participation.


Special Programs

Office at: 1101 W. 4th (in Cahoon Park)
Roswell, NM 88202

505.624.6889 FAX

Joe Vargas, Recreation Supervisor, CLA
Sports and Special Events

Basic Information:

The Roswell Recreation Department sponsors/co-sponsors many outdoor activities throughout the year. These activities are designed to promote quality of life and personal growth among its participants.

Special events include the Neighborhood Park Programs, Volkmarches, Fishing Derby, Roswell Games, Party on the Pecos, Kite Festival, Hershey's National Track & Field Program, Festival in the Park, Tennis Lessons and League, Summer Concert in the Park Series, Summer School Ground Program, Therapeutic Recreation Program, Competitive Runs, Summer Fun & Fitness and much, much more.

Special Programs allow the Department to work with other outside sport organizations i.e., Little Leagues, soccer association, softball associations, and football leagues.


Roswell Adult Center

Office at : 807 N. Missouri
P.O. Drawer 1838
Roswell, NM 88202

505.624.6889 FAX

Gladys Guzman, Recreation Supervisor, CLP
Shelia McKnight, Recreation Leader II, CLA

Basic Information:

The Roswell Adult Center is a facility that is open to all adults over the age of 18. Even though the majority of the participants are senior citizens, all are encouraged to participate in the course offerings and activities. The RAC offers the community a comprehensive program of social, educational and recreational activities. The Center offers over 60 classes per session that may include languages, needlecrafts, writing, ceramics, dance and the fine arts. The Center also has various special event offerings such as the Hobby Show, Fall Fair, Christmas Gift Fair, Arm Chair Travel, and Legal Assistance. Evenings at the Roswell Adult Center will allow you to participate in fitness classes, country & western dance and line and square dancing. This is a division of the Department with a strong volunteering base, and many service groups utilize the center.


Yucca Recreation Center

Office at: 500 S. Richardson
P.O. Drawer 1838
Roswell, NM 88202

505.624.6944 FAX

Joe Vargas, Acting Recreation Supervisor, CLA
Shirley Williams, Recreation Leader II, CLA

Basic Information:

Yucca Recreation Center is a recreation center that is used mainly by the youth. However, there is a Co-Ed Volleyball League, 3 on 3 Basketball League, and Aerobic Fitness Classes for adults. Many classes are held throughout the year for the public to enroll in such as dance classes, karate, ceramics and much more. The Yucca Recreation Center also is the provider of the City Wide Youth Basketball League and Special Events such as the Easter Egg Hunt, Fall Fiesta, and the Spring Finale. The Vacation Fun Program for children runs throughout the year and is provided for inservice/holidays.


Cahoon Park Swimming Pool

Located in Cahoon Park at: 5th & Union
P.O. Drawer 1838
Roswell, NM 88202
505.624.6889 FAX

Seasonal: Memorial Day - Labor Day
Open Swim Hours:
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
1:00-7:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday
1:00-6:00 p.m.

Basic Information:

The Cahoon Park Swimming is open to the public during the summer months. It is an outdoor swimming pool that provides swimming lessons to over 500 youth a year. There is an allotted time for senior swim lessons, lap swimming, and open family swim. The pool is available for group rentals after general public swim hours and water basketball and water polo are played.

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