COVID-19 Virus Update:  Per state and city mandate the Raton Regional Aquatic Center is closed and all its associated programs and activities are suspended until further notice.  


Visit our Climax Canyon Nature Trail recently designated by the National Park Service as a National Recreation Trail.
Located at 900 Apache Ave in Climax Canyon Park. 

Climax Canyon 5k Trail Run/Walk: Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
Due to the extension of the Shelter in Place order surrounding the COVID 19 virus through May 15th the Climax Canyon 5k has been CANCELLED. 🙁


The Climax Canyon 5K Trail Run
Who:  Runners and Walkers of all ages
What:  The Climax Canyon 5k Trail Run
When:  Saturday, May 2nd, 2020 10am 
Where:  Climax Canyon Park, 1000 Apache Ave, Raton
Why:  Fun and Exercise, Celebrate the designation of the Climax Canyon Trail as a National Recreation Trail
How: $25 registration fee.  Register in person at the Dept. of Parks and Recreation office  (in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center) or the day of the race.  The Climax Canyon 5 K is part of the RaBa Cinco Race Series. 
​For more information call 575-445-2413.

Raton Beautification Benefit Concert: Sunday, May 17th, 2020


Sunday, May 17th, 2020
Raton Beautification Benefit Concert: Sponsored by Raton Parks and Recreation and the Raton Beautification Coalition
6pm @ the historic Shuler Theater in Downtown Raton
Featuring Acoustic Eidolon with special guests Jaquie Gipson and Zoe Elliott
https://www.acousticeidolon.com/                 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvqNMJVHLic
Enjoy an evening of fine acoustic guitar music. $10 admission at the door.
All proceeds go to support the summer decorating of Raton with banners, lights and hanging flower baskets and the Summer of Color Signature Event Series. Lodging Sponsor: Raton Pass Inn Meal Sponsor: K-BOB’s Steakhouse.

Vermejo Park Brunch: Sunday, May 10th and Sunday, August 16th, 2020 


The City of Raton Department of Parks and Recreation in partnership with Vermejo Park Ranch is offering a Vermejo Brunch for 2020

  • This is meant to be a family experience and participants of all ages are welcome. 
  • Participants 13 years old and up are $45.00 for dining room seating or $60 for veranda seating (all prices include taxes and gratuity)   
  • Youth 6-12 years of age are ½ price
  • Children 5yrs and younger are free. 
  • Brunches feature live music and offer tours of the Casa Grande 
  • First Come, First Serve. Limited seating available.  11am and 1:30pm seatings.
  • Reservations become final when payment is received. 

​Make checks payable to The Friends of Raton Recreation

For more info call the Dept of Park and Recreation at 575-445-2413
To Register:  Please contact Jared Chatterley, City of Raton, Department of Parks & Recreation at 575-445-2413 or email [email protected]
Please DO NOT contact Vermejo Park Ranch with questions or inquiries as you will be referred back to the Parks and Rec Dept .
Cancellation terms apply.

The Pet Patrol 10k Fun Run/Walk: Saturday, July 11th, 2020


The Pet Patrol 10 Fun Run/Walk
The Pet Patrol 10k starts at the South Boat Ramp of Lake Maloya in Sugarite Canyon State Park and proceeds clockwise around Lake Maloya back to the boat ramp and then down the Lake to Lake Trail to the Visitors Center where the event ends. The Pet Patrol 10k is part of the RaBa Cinco Race Series and proceeds go to support the Raton Humane Society. Runners will be timed. Pets on leash welcome.
When: 9am, Saturday, July 11th, 2020
Where:  South Boat Ramp, Lake Maloya, Sugarite Canyon State Park
Register: $20/ person. Register in person at the Dept. of Parks and Recreation office  (in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center) or at the day of the race.  For more information call 575-445-2413.

Down and Dirty Mountain Bike Challenge: Saturday, August 8th, 2020


DOWN AND DIRTY Mountain Bike Race
Calling mountain bikers and fun seekers of all ages!  The DOWN AND DIRTY mountain bike race (“DAD”) challenges you to mountainside adventure and glory.   Bike from 6.950 feet to 8,200 feet and battle through multiple stations and challenges along the way that will test your prowess in a variety of physical and mental skills (and have some fun along the way).  Earn stamps in your “passport to glory” by completing all the stations; then race for the finish
When: Saturday, August 8th, 2020
Where:  Sugarite Canyon State Park
REGISTER: www.ratondad.com  OR Register in person at the Dept. of Parks and Recreation office  (in the Raton Regional Aquatic Center).  For more information call 575-445-2413.

Master of the Mountains Adventure Relay: Fri. and Sat., Sept. 11 & 12, 2020


September 11th and 12th

START:  Saturday @ 8:00 am Sugarite Canyon State Park
COURSETrail run (approx. 6 miles) | Paddling (approx. 3 miles) | Biking (approx. 25 miles) | Shotgun Shooting
***Participants must attend the pre-race orientation on Friday, September 11, 2020 @ 5pm.
RACE DIVISIONS:  Solo Male | Solo Female | 2-4 Person Relay Team Men | 2-4 Person Relay Team Women |
2-4 Person Relay Team Coed*  | Note: Relay divisions may be combined depending on number of teams

575-445-4271; www.ratonmom.com

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