Being a working parent means you don't always have time to look for activities for your kids during the summer.  There are 3 great programs for kids and families being offered by the City’s Parks and Recreation Department to put on your family's calendar.

Trailblazers Outdoor Recreation Program

When:  June 10 to July 3, 2013

Where:  Chamizal National Park, 800 S. San Marcial St.

Keystone Heritage and Botanical Garden, 4222 Doniphan Dr.

Registration:  Now through June 7th

There are two summer camps for kids ages 8-17.  Activities will include short hikes, bird and bug identification, along with learning about native desert plants and wildlife habitats.


Midnight Basketball Registration

This is a free Midnight Basketball League open to boys and girls ages 12-17.  The program begins on June 14th and will end on August 16th.  Registration is now open and Volunteer Coaches are also needed. Games will be played on Friday nights from 9:00 p.m. – Midnight.  There are locations all around town.


Outdoor Adventure Camp

When:  July 19th – 20th 

Time:  Beginning 4 p.m. on the 19th with participants staying overnight and leaving the park by 10 a.m. on the 20th.

Registration:  Begins Monday, June 10

Where:  Memorial Park, Reserve Area, 3100 Copper Ave.

Camp spaces in the park will be on a first come – first served basis starting at 4:00 p.m. on July 19th. The camp has sold-out every year.  You can register online at There is no minimum age, however all children must be supervised by an adult at all times.



For more information about these and other summer activities for you and you family, check out the Parks and Rec website.