Author: Emily Lager
Whether you’re a history buff, a sports fanatic, a nature lover or a gambler, Hobbs has it all!
HOBBS PARKS AND POOLS
Our parks in Hobbs are perfect for relaxing, walking, picnicking, feeding the ducks, and fishing. If you’re looking for a quiet getaway for family togetherness time, we have a park just for you! Enjoy our playground areas, and the shaded areas for relaxing, or pavilions to rent for a private party.
If you might be looking for a welcoming place to park your RV overnight, we have great RV amenities including easily accessible hook-ups and individual pavilions. You�ll find the surroundings to be very accommodating and friendly. Keep an eye out for the area wildlife that may pay you a visit at daylight or at sundown.
Hobbs has water activities for the whole family to enjoy on those warm summer days. Youngsters will enjoy kiddie pools with smaller slides. Non-swimmers will appreciate the zero depth pool, and serious aquatic athletes can exercise in five 25-foot lap lanes.
RECREATION AND LEISURE
Hobbs offers many forms of recreational and leisure opportunities to its residents and guests. The great weather allows many outdoor activities to be done throughout the year. Residents enjoy all forms of organized sports and several sports organizations are available for all age groups, including swimming, archery, golf, hang gliding/soaring, hunting, fishing, horseback riding, jogging, bike riding, basketball, baseball, softball, t-ball, tennis, roller skating, bowling and soccer, to list a few. Sports in Hobbs are only limited by your ability and imagination.
For the auto enthusiast, the local drag strip offers both head-to-head drag racing and timed (bracketed) drag racing. All car classes are accepted and spectators are welcomed. For off-road vehicle owners, there are plenty of opportunities to drive your vehicles. Make sure that if it is private land to get permission, though much of Lea County is either state or federal land. Organized motorcycle groups are welcomed to Hobbs and several events just for motorcycles are scheduled throughout the year. We have several motorcycle dealers in the area to take care of problems that may arise.
Water sports are another great way to experience Hobbs. Most of Lea County’s water is underground in our Ogallala aquifer, but that which is on top is used to its fullest. Each community has public-operated swimming pools, several of them with water park settings and picnic grounds close by. Again, because of the weather, swimming is a year-round activity, with summer seeing the lion’s share of pool usage.
There are several fishing holes in the area, with fish stocked by the New Mexico Fish and Game Department. Fishing licenses are required for adults and teens; children under 11 can fish without a license.
The early morning and evening brings out bicyclists, walkers and runners. Because of the low humidity, many people take advantage of the cool mornings and evenings to exercise and stretch their legs. Hobbs is noted for its flat surfaces and dedicated jogging, biking and walking trails. This is a safe and healthy activity for young and old alike.Read More