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Check your community’s parks and recreation listings to see more of what the local area has to offer; of the many parks in
Clovis and Portales, three of the largest are listed below.

Hillcrest Park
1201 Sycamore St.
Clovis, NM 88101 575-769-7870

At 157 acres, Hillcrest Park’s recreational opportunities include sports fields, picnic areas and a walking trail. Four-legged parkgoers will enjoy the dog park, which has separate areas for small and large dogs. The park’s aquatic center has an indoor swimming pool and aerobic workout facility. Other park features include a splash park, the Sisler Youth Recreation Building, the Sunken Garden and Hillcrest Park Zoo, the second-largest zoo in New Mexico.

Ned Houk Park
1809 State Route 209
Clovis, NM 88101 575-769-7870

Ned Houk Park, north of downtown Clovis, contains four basketball courts, two ball fields, an archery range and a disc golf course. There is a motor sports race track as well, and trails for all-terrain vehicles and horseback riding. The park has three lakes, one of them stocked for fishing, and is home to the Old Homestead Museum and the Pappy Thornton Farm Museum. The park’s 370 developed acres have been carved out of 3,200 acres available.

Oasis State Park
1891 Oasis Road
Portales, NM 88130 575-356-5331

At more than 190 acres, Oasis State Park has plenty of hiking trails, sand dunes and a 3-acre fishing pond stocked with rainbow trout and channel catfish. The park is a great place for bird-watching; more than 80 species have been sighted there, including great blue heron, quail and roadrunners. Camping facilities are available, with sites for tents and RVs.

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