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Artesia Aquatic Center

Artesia Aquatic Center is located in Artesia, NM and features two indoor pools as well as a large outdoor recreational pool in the shape of a bulldog. The outdoor pool has a zero depth entry, a lazy river, three large slides, and a 25-foot tall oil rig that shoots water out of the top. The pool deck has plenty of space to host family picnics and activities.


Artesia Aquatic Center

Artesia Aquatic Center is the ultimate destination in Artesia, New Mexico, for friends and families to have fun, stay active, and make memories that will last a lifetime. Our mission is to provide exceptional service and memorable water experiences by delivering high-quality amenities with extraordinary customer service. We strive to offer a unique balance between entertainment and education while promoting physical activity through our variety of activities, like swim lessons, swim teams, water fitness classes, tumbling, American Red Cross certification courses, and more. With our 4 unique bodies of water, including an outdoor one-of-a-kind bulldog recreation pool with a lazy river and 3 water slides, plus an indoor pool open year-round, visitors of all ages are guaranteed unforgettable adventures. It is our vision to help build stronger communities through inclusion because everyone should have access to fun activities right in their own backyard!

Artesia Aquatic Center

Key Features

Natatorium with Two Indoor Pools

8-Lane Competition Pool

4-Lane Warm-Up Pool

4,000 Square Foot Recreational Pool

Lazy River

3 Large Slides

Meet the team

Ken Cobb

Vice President of Aquatics


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Artesia, New Mexico is a small town, incorporated in 1905, that boasts an economy rooted in farming and ranching, thanks to the discovery of abundant artesian well water. But this was just the beginning. Shortly after, the town struck gold with the discovery of oil and gas, giving birth to another thriving industry that propelled Artesia forward.

Situated in the heart of the Pecos Valley, at the strategic crossroads of U.S. Highway 285 and U.S. Highway 82, Artesia stands as the perfect base for exploring the wonders of Southeastern New Mexico. While you’re here, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to day-trip destinations.

Embark on a journey northbound along U.S. 285, and you’ll stumble upon captivating attractions like the International UFO Museum & Research Center, Roswell Museum & Art Center, and Anderson Museum of Contemporary Art. For those seeking outdoor adventure, two nearby working cattle ranches, Burnt Well Guest Ranch and historic Felix River Ranch, await your exploration. And if you’re in the mood for a leisurely afternoon, Lake Van beckons with its tranquil setting, ideal for picnics and fishing.

Heading southbound on Hwy 285 will lead you to Sitting Bull Falls National Park, an oasis of natural beauty. It’ll will also take you the awe-inspiring Carlsbad Caverns. Alternatively, immerse yourself in the joy of canoeing and fishing at Black River, where serenity meets adventure.

Venture eastward on U.S. 82, and you’ll discover The Western Heritage Museum Complex & Lea County Cowboy Hall of Fame, a testament to the region’s rich history, alongside the thrill of Zia Park Casino. And if you’re craving the excitement of live horseracing, Hobbs is where you want to be. Should you take the road west on U.S. 82, you’ll find yourself at Runyan Ranch, where camping and fishing on the Penasco River await, along with a delightful petting zoo housing both domestic and exotic animals. As you continue your westward journey, the mountains of Lincoln National Park and the unique shopping experiences in Cloudcroft will capture your imagination, culminating in the ethereal beauty of White Sands National Monument in Alamogordo.

Artesia’s strategic location and its unparalleled proximity to a variety of enchanting destinations make it the ultimate gateway to Southeastern New Mexico. Immerse yourself in the wonders of this cherished region, and let Artesia be your home away from home.

Artesia Aquatic Center

711 Bowman Dr.
Artesia, NM 88211





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