If it’s recreation you want, we’ve got it, against the backdrop of a painted desert landscape.
There are 36 public recreational spaces just within the city limits including more than 11 miles of recreational trails and the 15-acre J. Kenneth Smith Bird Sanctuary & Nature Center.
The city’s parks feature sports fields, courts and facilities, as well as playgrounds and picnic tables and grills for relaxation and family fun.
More outdoor adventure can be found just a short drive away at Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge and Bottomless Lakes State Park.
When winter arrives, the fun doesn’t stop. If skiing or snowboarding is your thing, we’re just an hour’s drive from Sierra Blanca. At 12,000 feet in elevation and with an annual snowfall of more than 15 feet, the mountain is the southernmost ski area in the nation. It offers 55 runs and trails ranging from beginner to expert.
We’re also just an hour’s flight from Scottsdale, Arizona, and here’s something pretty unusual for a city of our size – we also have a daily direct flight to Dallas, Texas both through American Airlines.
Festival & Tournament Fun
It’s no secret. In Roswell, we like to have fun, and there’s no shortage of festivals, tournaments and other community events to keep residents entertained and tourists coming to town.
Of course, the most famous event is the annual Amazing Roswell UFO Festival, which takes place in July to coincide with the anniversary of the reported alien spacecraft landing in 1947.
But we don’t “alienate” those with other interests. From music to film to food, we have community events for everyone.
And here’s something you probably didn’t know…Roswell is host to the largest 4-on-4 Charity Flag Football Tournament in the world. Hike it & Spike is on Memorial Day weekend every year, Roswell gets full of visitors from all over country.