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Parks and Recreation Board Legal & Public Notices
This section provides an archive and record of recent and past Legal Notices for the Parks and Recreation Board, including notices for meetings and events that have already taken place:


Open Meetings Act Compliance
Public access to the proceedings and decision-making processes of governmental boards, agencies and commissions is an essential element of a properly functioning democracy. We believe strongly in open government. Meetings held by public officials to discuss public business, particularly when conducted with the public taxpayers’ money, are the taxpayers’ business. The Open Meetings Act is one of New Mexico’s 'good government' laws, and it deserves the full support of all New Mexicans.

Learn more about the Open Meetings Act!

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Opt in to the County's Reverse Emergency Notification System!
An anonymous donor has funded the purchase of a Reverse Emergency Notification System for Grant County. Register your phones, cell phones and email addresses to receive alerts of evacuations, emergency events, road closures and other significant events. The link below will take you to Grant County's Reverse Emergency Notification System for the County. Learn more!


Silver City has updated its annual Parks and Activity Directory, a booklet with information for all ages about all kinds of activity opportunities available in Silver City. Learn more!


Learn more about wildfire dangers and how to create defensible spaces around your home, business and property. Learn more!


Sanitation Schedule
Schedules for the Town of Silver City recycling and refuse pick-up vary on some national holidays. See if your pick-up is effected!

Other useful sites:
Check out these sites for information on living, working and doing business in Silver City, Grant County, and New Mexico.

Town of Silver City
Box 1188
Silver City, NM 88062
575.538.3731

Boston Hill Trail System
Silver City Open Spaces / Boston Hill Trails

 
Boston Hill, in Silver City, New Mexico




click for PDF map of Silver City's
Trails and Open Spaces.



click for PDF photo map of Silver City's
Boston Hill Open Space Trail System.
With names like "Adonis Pits," "Luck Separation Mill" and the "King Bolt Pit," sites on Silver City's rugged Boston Hill immediately recall the Town's historic era of hard-rock mining for copper, silver and other precious metals. Today, however, these destinations have been transformed into hiking destinations for one of the Town's large greenbreaks, the Boston Hill Open Space Trail System.

Part of the Town's Trails and Open Spaces initiative, the Boston Hill, San Vicente Creek and other trail areas keep important parts of Silver City's natural environment and historic areas available to hikers and other visitors. So while Grant County offers visitors more than 3.5 million acres of wild land in which to roam, there's a considerable chunk of it to explore within sight of a great meal, warm bed and hot shower.

The Boston Hill area of Silver City is south of historic downtown, and includes the La Capilla Heritage Park and more than half a dozen former mining sites. Boston Hill, which gives the area its name, offers a fantastic view of the county from an elevation of 6,380 feet above sea level. But within a few hundred yards of its summit, plunging ravines and winding trails give the Boston Hill area a worlds-away feel, with mule deer, rabbits and javelina common trail users. Less often, you can spot coatimundi and foxes living within the Town's borders, safe within the Boston Hill system.

Trailheads are available on Cooper Street, Cheyenne Street, Spring Street and Market Street. The trails range from level ground to moderately rugged inclines. Many of the trails intersect, offering a range of paths through the area, and the hill's ravines and secluded valleys are terrific spots for a "remote" picnic just a few hundred yards from Silver City's heart. A historic narrow-guage railroad bed crosses the trail area along much of its southern third, entering the trails area near the Market Street trailhead and exiting it near the Cooper Street trailhead after a winding course of about two miles.

Boston Hill, In Silver City, New Mexico


Boston Hill, in Silver City, New Mexico

For more information on the Boston Hill area and on the Town's trails and open spaces, contact the Silver City Chamber of Commerce at 538-3785. Trail maps are posted at each trailhead.

 
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