New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Lance Cherry, (505) 476-8003,
New Mexico State parks Division, Christina Cordova, (505) 476-3363,


Mesilla Valley Bosque Property Free to Public Starting June 25, 2018

MESILLA – Management and ownership of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park property is transitioning from the Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, State Parks Division, to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. As part of the transition, beginning June 25, 2018, general entrance to the property will be free!

The transfer also allows the Department of Game & Fish to establish an educational and administrative hub in southern New Mexico. Other benefits include:

  • Expanded education, outreach and wildlife viewing opportunities
  • Increased outdoor classroom programs
  • Increased partnerships with Friends and volunteers
  • Increased educational facilities and meeting space
  • Upgrades to trails

An open house will be held Thursday, June 28, 2018, from 5:30-8:00 p.m. at 5000 Calle del Norte, Mesilla, NM, to discuss the transition and present the Department’s vision for the management of the property.