enthusiasts enjoy many opportunities in Artesia. Softball,
baseball, soccer, football, volleyball, tennis, golf, racquetball
courts, and running/walking are available at Jaycee Park,
one of eight local parks with picnic areas and playground
equipment for children.
Golfers can try their game at the Artesia Country Club, which
has recently added 9 new holes to the course, or golfers may enter one
of the many golf tournaments sponsored in Artesia. Such tournaments
MYCO Bulldog Golf Tournament, 4th of July Firecracker
Golf Scramble, Oil & Gas Golf Scramble, Ag & City
Golf Tournament, Mack Energy Golf Scramble, and the Marbob
Classic Golf Tournament, to mention a few.
Artesia school system provides the public as well as students
with the use of an indoor Olympic size and children's swimming
pool. High school football at Bulldog Bowl (featured in the
1992 National Geographic) is just one of numerous school athletic
events actively supported by townspeople.
Fishing, water skiing, boating and sailing await you at Brantley
Lake State Park, just 17 miles south of Artesia.
The Artesia Historical Museum and Art Center offers a variety
of art and historical exhibits, with local artists contributing
to many of these exhibits. Artesia is located within easy
driving distance to many scenic and natural recreational
tourist attractions that contribute to New Mexico's title,
the "Land of Enchantment."