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City breaks ground on East Mesa Public Recreation Complex


The City of Las Cruces Public Works and Parks and Recreation departments, members of the Las Cruces City Council and other city staff broke ground on the East Mesa Public Recreation Complex (EMPRC) Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 15.

EMPRC will include a baseball complex, pickleball courts, soccer and other multi-use fields, parking lots and a roadway to the complex. It is being constructed to the northeast of the East Mesa Public Safety Complex and near Camino Coyote Lane, at 550 N. Sonoma Ranch Blvd.

This project is part of the city’s general obligation (GO) bond question to spend up to $16.9 million to construct improvements to parks, including sports fields and other related facilities, the city said in a news release. This question received 57 approval by voters in the July-August 2018 all-mail election. Other projects under this bond question included Hadley Avenue Recreational Complex Improvements, Unidad Park, parks and sports courts improvements and dog parks.

To learn more about city GO bond projects, visit www.las-cruces.org/1892/General-Obligation-Bond-Projects.