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After School Program

The Las Cruces Recreation Section Afterschool Program was designed to provide an affordable, quality After School program for children during the regular school year. The program helps children develop their academic, physical, and social skills in a safe and caring environment. The three major components of the program are educational, nutritional, and recreational, with all three given the same importance. The Program runs concurrent with the Las Cruces Public School Calendar and serves over 300 school aged kids. This boasts a 15-1 ratio and the City provides staff that are professional, motivated, and multicultural role models for the children.


2017 Afterschool Program Registration

The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department Afterschool Program will continue registration for the 2017 spring session at the Parks & Recreation Administrative office, 1501 E. Hadley Ave., for remaining open slots until program sites have reached capacity.

The following schools have openings for children kindergarten through 5th grade: Alameda Elementary, Cesar Chavez/Sunrise Elementary, Fairacres Elementary, Hermosa Heights Elementary, Mesilla Park Elementary, Monte Vista Elementary and Valley View Elementary. Highland Elementary is closed - capacity has been reached.

Cost per child is $360 for the entire spring session. All session program hours are Monday through Friday, 2:30 – 5:30 p.m. and follow the LCPS school calendar. A 10% discount will be offered for full payment of the spring semester before January 9, 2017. The Afterschool Program offers four monthly payments of $90 due the 7th of each month. Initial payment is due at time of registration.

Acceptable payments include cash, check, money orders, and major credit cards (VISA, Discover or MasterCard). For more information, call the Parks & Recreation Department at 575/541-2550.


Find out about scholarships available to families with certain economic restrictions who are eligible to receive financial assistance through the department’s Youth Scholarship Fund.

Youth Scholarship Fund

After School Program site listing is offered below:

Alameda Elementary
1325 N. Alameda Las Cruces

Cesar Chavez/Sunrise Elementary
5250 Holman Road, Las Cruces, NM 88012

Frank O'Brien (Mesilla Park Elementary)
304 Bell Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005


Contact Information

Parks and Recreation Department

Las Cruces, NM

Tel (575) 541-2550

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