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Things To Do

Yoakum County Golf Course:
Yoakum County offers an oasis of the west in its 18 hole golf course. The course is always well maintained and rivals that of bigger cities. Carts are available for rental and course fees are reasonably priced.

Denver City Heritage Museum: For history buffs, the Denver City Museum offers a plethora of cultural and civic history dating back to the founding of Denver City and the first discovery of oil in Yoakum County. Museum hours are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, 1-4. Private tours available.

West Texas Lifestyle & Rehab: For those with fitness in mind, WTLR offers state of the art equipment, raquetball courts, swimming pool and trainers on staff.

Denver City Youth Center: For kids 6-12, the Youth Center offers fun for the kids and peace of mind for the parents.

Denver City Senior Citizens: A hot meal and dominoes! What could be better?

Denver City High School Sports: Each year the Schools in Denver City offer competitive sporting activities that delight locals. From Basketball to Volleyball, Football to Golf, there is always something going on at DCHS. Visit for additional details.

Denver City High School Arts and Music: With award winning Band and Theatre departments, there is always a performance going on at DCHS.

July 4th Celebration at Stuffy Moorehead Park.

Christmas Parade: The local community comes together with floats and Christmas spirit to put on a wonderful parade hosted by the Denver City Chamber of Commerce.

Local Swimming Pool: Free to the public, the Denver City Swimming Pool offers a refreshing way to beat the West Texas Heat.

Community Art Show: DCHS Art Show.

Summer Recreation: Sporting activities for the month of June at DCISD.

Summer Arts Program: Summer Reading Program at DC Library

Yoakum County Watermelon Roundup: Slated the Saturday before Labor Day every year, the Watermelon Roundup draws crowds from afar. Enjoy free, sweet watermelon, two stages of area bands, arts & crafts booths, car show, kid's  activities and great fair food.

Parks: Our small town offers 6 local parks for fun and recreation for the kids.

Recreation– HOBBS, NM
Contact Hobbs Recreation Office


Great American Cleanup: Last Week of April: Snyder Park: 8:00 a.m.

Summer Recess: Supervised Indoor Play Program- Mon-Fri. June 3 – July 19 Highland Junior High: 2500 N. Jefferson 7:30a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Additional information is at

Splash Camp: Splash Camp will be held June17-21 and July 15-19 at Del Norte Pool. This week long camp is open to all 5-8 year olds. Cost is $25.00 per child. Daily programming includes water games, playground activities, and arts & crafts. Children are supervised by aquatic staff from 1:00 p.m. –3:30 p.m.  Each day children must bring a snack, swimsuit, towel, dry clothes,and shoes for playground activities.

Movies Under the Stars: Friday Eveningsthrough out the Summer beginning with the Last Friday in May. Grab your lawn chair or blanket and head out to Del Norte Park this summer for the Parksand Recreation Department’s Movies Under the Stars. The movies will be shown on a 45 foot inflatable screen. Concessions will be available. All movies are sure to bring the families out for a great night under the stars. Movies will begin at dusk.

This summer: Fourth Friday June thu August.

July 4th Community Celebration: Harry McAdams Park July 4th

Summer League: Basketball All-Stars – July 4th: 1:00 p.m. Junior High and High School Games Slam Dunk, 3-Point, and Obstacle Contests Night League Game

Gus Macker 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament: 

Dog Daze of Summer: Additional Information can be found at

Zia Park Horse Racing and Casino: 3901 W. Millen Drive, Hobbs, NM 88240: Mon-Thurs 10:00 a.m.-1:00 a.m. Fri. and Sat. 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 a.m. Sun. 10:00a.m. – 2:00a.m. Zia Park Casino offers a variety of entertainment options including 750 of thehottest slots, the newest electronic table games, casual and fine dining options, live entertainment every weekend, live racing in the fall and simulcast racing year round. Whenever you play your favorite slots, be sure to use your Black Gold Club card. It’s your key to earning great benefits. For your dining pleasure, ZiaPark Casino offers an array of choices from fine dining at the Centennial Steakhouse to a quick bite at The Turf Club Restaurant or the State Line Showroom. If you’re looking for great live entertainment every weekend, grab a seat in the State Line Showroom. Plus, catch all your favorite big-time sports action on our flat screen TVs.  Zia Park Casino is one of many properties owned and operated by Penn National Gaming, Inc., the nation’s third largest gaming company. For more information on Penn National Gaming, Inc., visit

Hobbs Community Playhouse: 1700 N. Grimes, Hobbs, NM.88240 

Recreation–RUIDOSO, NM

Located just 192 miles west of Denver City, there are always things to do in the beautiful resort Village of Ruidoso, New Mexico — hiking, horseback riding, museums, concerts, dining, shopping, casinos — attractions for everyone! If your destination is Ruidoso, New Mexico and the cool Sacramento mountains, your quickest route will lead you through Denver City, Texas!  Just take Highway 214 North from Denver City traveling to Plains, Texas. At Plains, turn left (West) on US 380 and continue your travel through Tatum, New Mexico, Roswell, New Mexico, and your final destination of Ruidoso.

While in Denver City, please stop and fuel up and enjoy a delicious meal at one of our fine restaurants. Or spend the night at one of our hotels/motels. We welcome you to our wonderful city and the marvelous folks who live here. Stay a while! And travel safely.


While in Ruisdoso, catch a show at the Spencer Theatre for the Performing Arts or a concert at the Inn of the Mountain Gods. Check out the world-class Flying J Wranglers. Attend the Mountain of Blues Festival, the Ruidoso Art Festival, the Festival of Lights, or the Golden Aspen Motorcycle Rally. 

Visit the many historic sites and museums in the Ruidoso area. Walk where Billy the Kid walked in historic Lincoln and Fort Sumner. Experience the Old West in Fort Stanton and at Hubbard Museum of the American West.

Spend your winter snowboarding and skiing at Ski Apache and your summer at the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack.  “Shop till you drop” or “roll the dice” at one of the local casinos.

Hike or bike or fish as often as you desire in the great outdoors. Don’t forget the golf, horseback riding, go-karts, bumper boats, tennis, museums, and so much more!