Family Recreation Center

Pool in the Morning


AFRC is open in limited capacity as allowed per the Red-to-Green Framework. Please check back for updates. 

  • Ballfields - are now open for youth and adult sports. Adult sports must adhere to the NM COVID Safe Practices document and youth sports must follow all NM COVID Safe Practices for youth sports as well as all New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) Guidelines for participationLeagues and tournaments must contact AFRC Manager, Heather Casebolt, for required paperwork and turn it in prior to participation and field use. Youth travel teams can access all required paperwork on our Required Forms Page, complete and return paperwork to AFRC Manager prior to participation and field use.
  • Basketball Gym - is now open for registered sessions ONLY and will have sessions as long as Otero county is in the Green level or better. Please visit our Basketball Gym page for details on registration. Youth basketball leagues will be November 2021 (Ages 3-4) & January 2022 (Ages 7-12).
  • Park Rentals -  will be permitted as long as Otero County is YELLOW Level or better. Phones will be manned everyday from 8am-12pm to answer any questions/book reservations. After 12pm, please leave a message and AFRC staff will return your call the following business day from 8am-12pm. Please check the Facility & Park Rentals Pagefor details. 
    • Permit holders are required to follow all New Mexico Department of Health guidelines for the Red to Green Framework: 
      • Masks must be worn at all times.
      • Citizens must practice social distancing
      • Mass gathering limits must be followed:
        • RED - event is cancelled and refund will be issued
        • YELLOW - 10 people or less  
        • GREEN - 20 people or less
        • TURQUOISE - 150 people or less (Pavilions/park spaces may have maximum capacity that is less than 150 people.)
    • For more information on the guidelines, please go to the NM Department of Health's Red to Green Framework Page
  • Pool - is now open for registered adult lap/fitness swim sessions only. Please visit our Pool page for details on registration. 
  • Weight Room - has been permanently closed.
  • Youth Programs - will offer Camp Cottonwood this summer. Due to COVID guidelines and limited staffing, only AM or PM weekly sessions will be available. Registration is May 6, 2021 and Camp Cottonwood starts May 24, 2021. Please visit our Youth Activities page or Camp Cottonwood page for full details.

Mission Statement

To enrich the quality of life of our community by providing high-quality, affordable and diverse recreation programs, facilities and services that promote wellness, community and fun for all ages and abilities in a safe and welcoming environment. 

Department Description

The Recreation Department offers numerous wellness opportunities, sports activities, park rentals, and various recreation programs as well as some family-friendly special events that support the needs of our community and enhance the lives of our citizens. The department operates and maintains forty-three facilities and fields.

Registrations & Rentals

You can access us online for activity registrations at Park rentals can be processed at the Alamogordo Family Recreation Center.

Youth Activity Sponsorship

Activity sponsorship for children of families in need is available. Qualification for an activity sponsorship is based on annual family income level and is contingent upon fund availability. Please contact Alamogordo Family Recreation Center at 575-439-4142 for further information.