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Carlsbad NM
Halagueno Arts Park


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With winding paths, refreshing fountains and gorgeous artwork to enjoy, the Halagueno Arts Park is a beautiful respite area, or the perfect venue for your next arts or cultural event.  With two performances stages, the park welcomes patrons to stage concerts or other performance events.

Located at 101 S Halagueno

(575) 887-1191


Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course

When you're looking to tee off, Carlsbad has you covered. The Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course hosts a nine-hole par three course along the Pecos River and a regulation 18-hole course in the foothills. Enjoy twilight play for discounted green fees. Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course also features a driving range, putting green and pro shop.

Located at 901 Muscatel, Carlsbad, NM 88220

 Call for tee times: (575) 885-5444

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Bob foRrest youth Sports Complex

The Sports Complex located at 3001 W. Lea Street is arguably the finest in New Mexico. The vision of this initiative was to design and construct a "state of the art" sports complex for the youth of Carlsbad. The centrally located complex provides a safe, secure facility, housing softball, baseball, soccer and football fields, which greatly compliments the community’s strong support and participation in organized youth sports. These fields are utilized year round for youth recreation league play, tournaments and other special events. Each area is equipped with large concession facilities and restrooms. Central parking accommodates multiple, simultaneous events.

3213 W. Lea St., Carlsbad, NM 88220

(575) 887-1191

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Downtown Carlsbad MainStreet District

For Shopping, dining, entertainment and more, you will not want to miss Downtown Carlsbad!

Visit for a full list of shopping and restaurants.


102 S. Canyon  St., Carlsbad, NM 88220

(575) 628.3768


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Discover more than 40 animal species and hundreds of plants that make their home in the region's Chihuahuan Desert as you explore the 1.3-mile trail through the Living Desert Zoo & Gardens State Park. The bison, Rocky Mountain elk, pronghorn and other animals in this 1,200-acre desert garden are all injured or orphaned, unable to survive in the wild. Park programs include Wolf Awareness, Full Moon Walks, Star Parties and more.  Stop in at the Visitor Center, which includes an extensive mineral exhibit, informational displays and a gift shop.

1504 Skyline Rd., Carlsbad, NM 88220

Open daily, excluding Christmas Day


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Carlsbad Public Library

Carlsbad Public Library has been serving the community since 1897. We are a strong community partner providing programs and services that connect people, foster creativity and curiosity, enrich lives, inspire lifelong learning, encourage literacy, and preserve the rich history of our multicultural community. Your library is a place where imagination and opportunity thrives and helps create a strong community. 


We provide a welcoming space with 22 public computer for use for all ages. Wifi without password access on site and on the surrounding grounds. Let your curiosity run wild in our children’s and teen’s library. Programs are offered all year to find something for everyone in the family to do. We collaborate with business and community organizations to help you find information and resources for all areas of your busy life. Anyone is welcome to come enjoy our building, services, computers, and programs. Even tourist will find a wealth of knowledge, resources, and discover the beauty of our community at the library. 


Click here for activities, EVENT& services


101 S. Halagueno St., Carlsbad, NM 88220



Carlsbad Miniature Golf

Located along-side Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course, Carlsbad Miniature Golf is great fun for all ages! Bring the whole family and play a round or two along the  scenic banks of the Pecos River. Cost to play is $5 per person.

901 N. Muscatel St., Carlsbad, NM 88220


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THe Pecos river Flume

The Pecos River Flume is an aqueduct carrying irrigation water over the Pecos River. Construction took place from 1889 to 1890 and was part of the Pecos River Reclamation Project. It was originally constructed of wood and spanned 145 feet (44 m). It carried water at a depth of 8 feet (2.4 m). In 1902, a flood destroyed the flume and it was subsequently rebuilt using concrete. In 1902, it was identified as the largest concrete aqueduct in the world.

2309 Westridge Rd., Carlsbad, NM 88220


Cavern City Pickleball group is comprised of three different groups of various ages and skill levels. Our aim is to connect local pickleball players together, encourage those interested to try the sport, and connect with players passing through town! 

  • Monday's 5:30-7:30PM - Lake Carlsbad Courts - Competitive Players

  • Wednesday's 5:15-7:15PM - Lake Carlsbad Courts - Competitive Players

  • Other times are scheduled week to week based on who wants to get together. 

For more information, or interest in playing, please contact Caleb Cunningham at (575) 361-2922

637 Park Dr., Carlsbad, NM 88220

Across from the tennis courts.


Carlsbad Museum

With exhibits devoted to early Native American pottery, textiles and artifacts as well as paintings by acclaimed New Mexico artists of the early 20th century, the Carlsbad Museum has long been considered the jewel of Carlsbad. Opened in 1931, it's the oldest municipal museum in New Mexico, with permanent exhibits devoted to local, regional and Southwest history. The museum also hosts specials exhibits and events, and has a gift shop full of jewelry, art posters, books relating to the Southwest and more.


418 W. Fox St., Carlsbad, NM 88220


Open Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 5pm

Saturday 10am to 2:30pm


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The Pearl of the Pecos Arts & Culture District is a diverse and thriving epicenter for arts and culture in Carlsbad which supports art education and economic development. Art experiences, availability, and opportunity are an integral part of maintaining a healthy community, city pride, and a reflection of our rich diversity. 

Downtown Carlsbad

Office: 102 S. Canyon St., Carlsbad, NM 88220


(575) 628.3768


DIsc Golf

Enjoy some time outdoors at the 18-hole Carlsbad Disc Golf Course. The course was established in 2009, and continues to be updated with concrete pads and DISCchatcher holes. The course’s first tee is located right off of East Lea Street. You can clink the links below to learn more, and check out a map of the course! 

The course’s first tee is located right off of East Lea Street.

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Playground on the Pecos

Located on the east bank of the Pecos River, children and adults alike can take in scenic views of the majestic Pecos River while enjoying healthy playtime activities that are offered by the  large, whimsical wooden play structure of the playground.

Hours: Open dawn to dusk year round

419 Riverwalk Blvd., Carlsbad, NM

Friendship Park

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The creation of Friendship Park is one of Carlsbad’s most outstanding success stories. It all began in 2017, when two dedicated Carlsbad residents, Deanna Taylor and Wanda Welch, had the idea of creating a playground that would accommodate children (and parents) with disabilities.

This meant a number of modifications to a regular playground, including a swing set for kids in a wheelchair. It also meant using a different material on the ground (to allow easier access) and a number of minor modifications, such as slides that go all the way to the ground. It also meant that the park would include certain stations to accommodate, for example, children with visual impairment. Carlsbad’s Friendship Park remains one Carlsbad’s most popular playground areas, for all children and parents.

Located along the shore of the Pecos River on East Riverside Dr.

Heritage Park

Heritage Park

Located on Callaway Drive on the south side of the Pecos River, this historical park contains the first homestead built in the County of Eddy, The Eddy House. There is a covered picnic shelter where an annual event is held honoring the pioneer families of Carlsbad and surrounding areas.

1500 Callaway Dr., Carlsbad

Veterans Memorial Park

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Located on Callaway Drive on the south side of the Pecos River, this historical park contains the first homestead built in the County of Eddy, The Eddy House. There is a covered picnic shelter where an annual event is held honoring the pioneer families of Carlsbad and surrounding areas.

1500 Callaway Dr., Carlsbad


Beach Volleyball

Enjoy the fun at Carlsbad Beach recreational area! Outdoor volleyball is here, challenge your friends and family to a tournament!

Located near Carlsbad Beach parking area on East Riverside Dr.

Bob Forest Youth Sports Complex
Lake Carlsbad Municipal Golf Course
Living Desert Zoo & Garden
Carlsbad Public Library
Mini Golf
Carlsbad Museum & Art Center
Disc Golf
Project Playgound
Friendship Park
Heritage Park
Veterans Park
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