Parks & Recreation Department
The City of Lovington operates Chaparral Park, seven smaller parks located throughout our municipality, as well as the Harold Runnels Softball Complex, Love Street Baseball Complex, and the Commercial Street Baseball Fields. The four employees base out of the main shop and maintenance yard located at 1005 S. Commercial, which is located inside Chaparral Park. Their duties include not only the upkeep and maintenance of our municipal parks, but maintenance and upkeep of all municipal public buildings. In total, our Parks Department cares for over 190 acres of open outdoor space in which people are able to play, exercise, have a cookout, or play a variety of sports.
George Aranda serves the public as the Parks and Recreation Department Supervisor. Born in 1975, George graduated from the Lovington Schools in 1993. After graduation, George moved to Ruidoso, NM where he spent 19 years working at two different golf courses and served 8 years as the Golf Superintendent at Inns Brook Village CC. In 2014 George returned to Lovington and started working in the City Parks Department. He was promoted to Parks and Recreation Supervisor in 2017 after the full merger of the Parks and Recreation Departments. George has his Public Applicators License with the State of New Mexico for herbicide and pesticides, his Vector Control licensure for mosquito reduction, a Certified Pool Operator, as well as a Certified Lifeguard and Lifeguard Instructor. In his spare time, George teaches a spin class at the Lovington Wellness Center and is a frequent participant and finisher in triathlons George has competed in multiple events and is a two-time Iron Man finisher, a 3-time All World Athlete (with one bronze and one silver medal), and a USAT Nationals Qualifier and participant.
George Aranda, Foreman
214 S. Love
Lovington, NM 88260
LEA COUNTY VETERANS MEMORIAL PARK PROJECT
Through a partnership with Lea County, the City of Lovington will be constructing the Lea County Veterans Memorial Park in the near future. This 2.5 acre facility will be located at on Central Avenue immediately to the south of the Lea County Judicial Complex. This project is being funded through the City's partnership with Lea County in addition to State Capital Outlay Grants. Property for the project has been acquired and through the efforts of the Lovington Parks and Recreation Board and the Lea County Veterans Memorial Committee the design is underway. Click below for the first design concepts to be produced by the project architects, Cherry See Reames.
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Lovington Lea County Veterans Memorial Park Project