In March, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued an emergency public health order suggesting residents practice social distancing and avoid large public gatherings. The order has since been revised to include the avoidance of smaller gatherings. With the Easter holiday this weekend, the City will be physically closing all public parks and placing physical barricades at entrances to discourage gatherings.
The emergency public health order and closing of all parks are attempts to reduce the spread of Coronavirus.
Las Cruces police will be patrolling City parks this weekend and have the authority to trespass anyone who enters and can issue citations to repeat offenders. The City, however, does seek voluntary compliance with the order and does not wish to take any formal action against anyone.
The Las Cruces Police Department strongly encourages residents to stay home, stay safe and stay healthy.