Parks: Raton, New Mexico 87740
Raton offers several parks for playing, picnicking, and enjoying the outdoors. Activities range from playground fun to walking paths, hiking paths, basketball, baseball, football, and lots more.
Roundhouse Memorial Park
Home to the Department of Parks and Recreation and the Raton Regional Aquatic Center, Roundhouse Memorial Park is Located at 100 Memorial Lane. It is on the site of the old train roundhouse and rail yard. The area still has retired railroad tracks.
Roundhouse Memorial Park features:
Indoor Aquatic Center
The 18-hole Whistle Stop Disc Golf Course
The Golden Spike Sand Volleyball Court
The Iron Horse Horseshoe Complex
The Brakeman Bocce Courts How Do I Play Bocce Ball?
104 acres of Open Space
2 miles of paved Walking Trails
Covered Picnic Pavilions
Located in Roundhouse Memorial Park, on the south side of the Raton Regional Aquatic Center, are horseshoe pits.
How to Play Horseshoes
Pitching Horse Shoes
Location: East 4th Street & Water, right next to Roundhouse Memorial Park and Longfellow Elementary school.
It is a softball field and offers parking for the Roundhouse Memorial walking paths.
Climax Canyon Park
cation: West end of Apache Ave. Home of the Climax Canyon Nature Trail.
The 3 mile easy to moderate loop trail offer spectacular views of Raton, and the mountains, mesas, and high plains surrounding the area. From the parking area, hike through gate and up road to the trail-head on the southwest end of gated service loop road. Pets on leash or within voice command are welcome.
Download Trail Map 1 (pdf)
Download Trail Map 2 (pdf)
In June of 2018 the National Park Service designated the Climax Canyon Nature Trail as a National Recreation Trail and part of the National Trails System. This national designation is awarded to a select number of trails annually that meet the criteria as set forth by the National Park Service. We are very proud to have been one of 17 trails in 2018 to have received this national designation.
Climax Canyon Park is also the site of the City of Bethlehem, a life size nativity scene sponsored by the Raton Lion's Club on display from Thanksgiving to New Year's.
Location: Legion Drive and South 4th Street
Legion Park is home to Gabriele Field, a state-of-the-art professional quality baseball field where the Raton Osos will be kicking off their home season, May 15, 2013. Enjoy some park playtime at the playground or catch a baseball game!
Optimist Park East
Location: East Cook & Martinez
Optimist Park South
Location: South 2nd and Kearney
Lots of playground space for the kids!