Lea County’s communities have a great sense of spirit and there are endless activities to take part in, all year round!

Lea County Event Center
5101 N Lovington Hwy, Hobbs, New Mexico
(575) 391-2900

The Lea County Event Center is a 167,000 SF facility that includes an arena with fixed seating for over 6,000, banquet halls, meeting rooms, and a kitchen for catering. The Event Center hosts many different activities for residents of Lea County, including but not limited to concerts, sporting events, equestrian events, meetings and conferences, dog shows, dances, and trade shows.


Lea County Fairgrounds
101 S Commercial St, Lovington, NM 88260
(575) 396-8686

The Lea County Fairgrounds, located near Lovington, hosts the largest fair in New Mexico. The county fair takes place in August and hosts numerous exhibits from residents including youth and 4-H. In addition to exhibits, the fair is held in conjunction with a carnival and rodeo. During the year, the fairgrounds plays host to a number of activities, including trade shows, rabbit shows, 4-H activities, and more.


Eunice Municipal Golf Course
9434 State Highway 8, Eunice, NM 88231
(575) 394-2881

Rockwind Community Links
5001 Jack Gomez Blvd, Hobbs, New Mexico
(575) 397-9297

Hobbs Country Club
5001 W Carlsbad Hwy, Hobbs, NM 88240
(575) 393-5212

Lovington Country Club
1227 S. Country Club Drive, Lovington, NM 88260
(575) 396-6619

Eunice Municipal Recreation Area
Hwy 176, W of Eunice NM

Marshal Memorial Park
Avenue Q/12th St, Eunice NM

Harry McAdams Park
5000 Jack Gomez Blvd, Hobbs NM

Prairie Haven Memorial Park
E Stanolind Rd/14th St, Hobbs NM

Del Norte Park
4314 N Grimes St, Hobbs, NM

Green Meadow Lake
N Lovington Hwy/Lakeview Dr, Hobbs NM

Jal Lake Park
Whitworth Dr, Jal NM

Chaparrel Park
S Commercial St/E Ave K, Lovington NM

Tatum City Park
E Ash St/N Coburn Ave, Tatum NM

Charlie Brown Park .25 miles
Del Norte (Chat-3,600’, Concrete-2,100’) 1.80 miles
Green Meadow Park (perimeter) .53 miles
Jefferson Park .80 miles
Lovington Hwy Walk/Jog Trail Total – 7.15 miles

– 911 Memorial to Bus Barn 0.50 miles
– 911 Memorial to Millen Drive 2.00 miles
– Bus Barn to Halliburton 0.50 miles
– Halliburton to Gerry St. 0.50 miles
– Gerry St. to Millen Drive 0.75 miles
– Millen Drive to Grimes St. 2.90 miles

MLK Soccerplex .75 miles
Ranchview (sidewalk trail) .25 miles
Rockwind Community Links (perimeter) 2.60 miles

Dog Park – East side of Del Norte Park

Source: Hobbs Department of Parks & Rec

Eunice Aquatic Center – 11th street & Ave. Q, Eunice NM

Del Norte Pool – 4314 N Grimes St, Hobbs NM
Heizer Pool – 215 E Castle Ave, Hobbs NM
Humble Pool – 700 S Grimes St, Hobbs NM
Hobbs High School Pool – 1400 W Scharbauer St, Hobbs NM
Splash pads at Washington, Mills, Jefferson, Taylor elementary school parks

Lovington Swimming Pool – 300 S Love St, Lovington NM

Eunice City Youth Center
1309 Ave J, Eunice NM
(575) 394-3933

Hobbs Teen Center
620 W Alto Dr, Hobbs NM
(575) 391-9505

Boys and Girls Club
300 E Broadway St, Hobbs NM
(575) 391-8458

Lovington Youth Center
115 W Avenue O, Lovington NM
(575) 396-0503

Eunice Senior Center
2301 Ave. O, Eunice NM
(575) 394-2392

Hobbs Senior Center
200 E Park St, Hobbs NM
(575) 397-9301

Woolworth Senior Center
222 S 2nd St, Jal NM
(575) 396-4161

Lovington Senior Center
18 West Avenue F, Lovington, NM
(575) 396-4161

Tatum Senior Citizens Center
121 S Avenue A, Tatum NM
(575) 398-7654

– Del Norte Park in Hobbs – Saturday mornings in summer
– Mainstreet in Lovington at Lea County Courthouse/Plaza – Saturday mornings all year round

– Chaparrel Park, Lovington NM
– Harry McAdams Park, Hobbs NM

– Bottomless Lake in Roswell
– Harry McAdams Park
– Sand Dunes – near Roswell

Movies under the Stars
Soaring (Sail Plane)
Baseball, Soccer Fields
Children Sports Leagues
Downtown Sounds
Sand Dunes
Summer Concert Series
Southwest Symphony
Center for the Arts
Community Players of Hobbs (Local Theater)
Arts and Crafts Fair
University and College Performing Arts Programs
Art Camp
Ballroom and Classical Dance Classes and Performances

The Wright School of Dance
16 W. Central Lovington NM

Maciolek School of Dance
1849 N Jefferson St Hobbs NM
(575) 393-5880

Lea County Museum
103 N Love St, Lovington, NM
(575) 396-4805

– Free admission to most exhibits
– Occasionally host music/writer nights

Woolworth Library (Woolworth Room)
100 E Utah Ave, Jal NM
(575) 395-3268

– Historical Library
– Museum of artifacts

Western Heritage Museum and Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame
1 Thunderbird Cir, Hobbs NM
(575) 492-2678

– Classic Film Series: free movies on Sunday afternoons
– Revolving exhibits/permanent collections
– Occasionally host book signings, family fun days, etc
– Cowboy Days

Dog Show by Hobbs Kennel Club
Roller Derby
Cage Fighting and Extreme Fighters
Races, Marathons
Tractor Pulls
Sports Tournaments
Drag Racing
Indoor Soccer League
Jordan World Circus
Staked Plains Roundup
Cowboy Days
Quilt Shows
Summer Camps (Sports, Arts, etc.)
Horse Racing
Relay for Life
Car Shows
Smoking on the Plaza (National Cook-Off)

Jack Maddox Distinguished Lecture Series

– Lecture series held in the spring/fall featuring various speakers
– Admission is free but tickets must be reserved
– Next speaker: Michio Kaku, October 6, 2016

Community Holiday Celebrations

– Holiday on the Plaza – Lovington
– Christmas on the Plaza – Lovington
– Hobbs Haunted House
– Hobbs Halloween Carnival


– 4th of July in Lovington
– Homecoming parades
– Memorial day
– Fair parades in August

United Way Events (Cook-offs, races, etc)

– Chili Fest at the Event Center
– Stuff-a-bus: school supply drive in July
– Golf tournament in conjunction with Chili Fest
– Zombie Walk