Las Cruces, NM Regional Aquatic Center offers year-round swimming for all ages

las cruces, new mexico regional aquatic center

Photo Courtesy of the Las Cruces Bulletin

Las Cruces, New Mexico has so much to offer anyone looking to relocate or retire.  The city has just added a great new amenity that will be enjoyed by residents of all ages.  Anchoring the City of Las Cruces Hadley Sports Complex addition – the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center (call 575-541-2782 for more information). After years of planning and in the face of a recession forcing budget cuts statewide, the 35,000-square-foot facility is refreshing to residents year-round.

The much anticipated indoor aquatic facility opened last week, just in time for the cooler fall weather!

Aquatic Center Ribbon Cutting Photo Courtesy of Las Cruces Bulletin

Aquatic Center Ribbon Cutting Photo Courtesy of Las Cruces Bulletin

With 5,000 square feet of water surface area, the aquatic center includes a recreational pool with water slide and play features, a 25-meter lap pool, a lazy river and plenty of room to add recreational facilities in the future.

Leading in efficiency
From the landscaping to the design of the building, the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center is designed to be Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified.

Bike racks are available near the entrance walkway from the main parking lot, and the open area surrounding the center has been landscaped with native grasses for water saving and dust abatement. Low water-use plants also are used throughout.

The exterior windows provide an abundance of natural light, which leads to the reduction of energy use and improves the overall well being of staff exposed to natural light. Low-E glass is used throughout the building, which allows light to pass through without the heat of the sun.

Recycling bins also are located throughout the building. Also, construction waste – as much as possible – was recycled instead of going into landfills, and many of the products used in construction of the building are manufactured using recycled content.

The swimming-pool water also is filtered using one of the most efficient filtration systems available. The backwashing system of older pools has been replaced by a system that disposes of little or no water, designed by aquatic designers to be state of the art.

Year-round fun

Photo Courtesy of Las Cruces Bulletin

The Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center is available to the public for year-round recreational use, as well as swim lessons, lap swimming, life guarding and water safety instructor classes, water exercise classes and private rentals.

With an average water temperature of 82 degrees in the large pool area, there’s plenty of fun for young ones and the young at heart. A zero depth entry area in the recreational pool allows for all ages and abilities to easily enter the pool. The completely enclosed water slide, cascades, bubblers, dumping buckets and fan sprays are just some of the fun features.

The 25-meter rectangular lap pool also is included for year-round lap swimming, and an activity pool was designed with a built-in bench for swimming instruction for young er swimmers.

The facility also includes a warming pool, with water The recreational pool includes fun features such as dumping buckets, cascades, bubblers and an enclosed water slide.

The second level of the facility is not yet completed, but provides space for the city to add additional exercise equipment, a workout area with weights, cycles and an indoor jogging track. Staff and services in the future will be added without having to build a completely new facility, making it a true recreational and aquatic center as originally planned.

Hours of operation (575/541-AQUA for more information):

  • 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday
  • 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday
  • 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday
  • 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sunday
  • Enter through the main lobby and continue through the Service Desk.

You can find out more about this great facility visit the City of Las Cruces here or calling contact the Las Cruces Regional Aquatic Center at 575/541-AQUA.  You will find additional resources at here at the Las Cruces Bulletin or here at the Las Cruces Sun-News.

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29 Responses to Las Cruces, NM Regional Aquatic Center offers year-round swimming for all ages

  1. karen says:

    can u tell me how much is the admission for all costs?

  2. Bob Pofahl says:

    Here are the current admission prices, but please call the Las Cruces Aquatic Center at 575/541-AQUA to confirm current prices and hours.

    0-2 years – $2.00/day
    3-17 years – $3.00/day
    18-60 years – $5.00/day
    61+ years – $4.00/day

  3. Deb Badger says:

    I would like to purchase passes for family members in your area. How much are the passes for a year/month/week?

    If I get 10 passes, would there be a discount?

    How do I go about purchasing these as I am from out of state?

  4. Bob Pofahl says:


    Please call the Aquatic Center directly at 575/541-AQUA for more information. I am certain they can assist you in purchasing passes from out of state.


  5. lorena says:

    what type of clothing do you have to wear

  6. Bob Pofahl says:

    Lorena, I believe all standard swimwear is acceptable. Please call the aquatic center at 575/541-AQUA for more information. Thanks for checking out our blog!

  7. mariaanna says:

    how old do u have to be to go in by yourself

  8. Bob Pofahl says:

    Please call the aquatic center at 575/541-AQUA for more information. Thanks for checking out our blog!

  9. Tamia says:

    Me and my Frieds are going this weekend but not sure if we can go by ourselves

  10. Bob Pofahl says:

    Please call 575/541-AQUA to find out more about the age requirements at the Las Cruces Aquatic Center.

  11. grace says:

    there is no one ever available when we call i need further info on this pool what else would any one out there recommend i do other than going or calling a number that no one answers>>>>>>>>>>

  12. Bob Pofahl says:

    Very strange. I picked up some information this weekend. I will scan it and post it to our blog this week!

  13. Bob Pofahl says:

    Check out our latest post about the Aquatic Center with more information about hours of operation and fees here:

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  15. Wendy Zenllega says:

    how deep is the pool???

  16. Destiny says:

    I go all the time with all my friends. We are from the ages of 12-15 and they never give us any problems for going without a parent. Swim wear: guys- must have liners in there trunks ( the clear with holes thing inside swim trunks.) girls- just must have proper swim bottoms not regular shorts. BLACK shirts cannot be worn in pool because it stains the water. Hope this helped…

  17. Bob Pofahl says:

    Thanks for providing so more detail! Glad that you and your friends are enjoying the facility. We think it is a great addition to the Las Cruces area.

  18. Bob Pofahl says:

    The depth varies. They have a beach style wading pool for the kids, lap lanes and a few other areas that are deeper. I don’t believe it gets deeper than 5 feet though. If you want more specific information about the facility you can contact them directly at 575-541-AQUA. Thanks!

  19. lorena says:

    can you take the big gogles

  20. Gizzy says:

    You cute little number of 541-AQUA, yeah that one, NO ONE EVER answers it! So how can I get some real help and answers to my questions?

  21. Bob Pofahl says:

    Sorry you’re having problems getting in contact with the Aquatic Center. I’ve always had someone answer every time I’ve called. Our company/blog is not affiliated with the aquatic center, so I can only provide the information I’ve gotten from them. Sorry I can’t be of more help. If you can’t find the information you need on our blog, you might just try stopping by one of the city pools. I am sure someone there can help you out.

  22. Bob Pofahl says:

    I am not sure if those are allowed, but you can call the aquatic center at 541-AQUA to find out. Have fun.

  23. Kevin says:

    Where is it located?

  24. Bob Pofahl says:

    The aquatic center is located at the corner of Hadley and Solano in Las Cruces, NM. Click here to see a map.

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  26. luis says:

    why didint u guys make da pools deeper i mean at least 6 feet to 7 feet alot of people like 2 swim on deep pools its not dat fun if its not deeper than 6 ft

  27. Bob Pofahl says:

    Luis. Thanks for the comment and checking out our blog. The Picacho Mountain Blog is not in any way affiliated with the Aquatic Center. The center is run by the City of Las Cruces. A great way to get your suggestions to them would be to contact your city council person. Best of Luck!

  28. luis says:

    ppl r saying that club fusion iz ganna b there at da aquatic center but im not really sure n i jst wanna make sure …………… is it ganna b there ???????

  29. David says:

    Great for small kids! 8 and under. Oh yea if they are that young a parent has to be present at all times. There was a unannounced class the the “warm pool” and basically nothing for an adult to do. The two 25 meter lap lanes were full of older kids who were bored, so no way to swim laps. I am new to LC and just on the surface the tax payer go the short end of the straw on this facility. I can imagine the city counsel met no resistance because a majority of the populous did not care.

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