||Apodaca Park was named after Mike Apodaca, Las Cruces Mayor from 1953-1955. The sculpture facing the entrance of the park, called Dineh (Navajo and Apache for “human being”), honors all the Native Americans of New Mexico and was dedicated in 1986.
The Ballpark is across the street from a large public park that hosts family celebrations and outdoor events.
The Baseball Park was built in Las Cruces in the 1950's. The Ballpark had a signature green and orange grandstand that seated around 1500 people. The grandstand was brought in from a Racetrack in Kansas and reassembled in Las Cruces.
The Continental Baseball League attempted to put a franchise in Las Cruces in 2006 and again in 2007 but were unsuccessful. Finally in 2010 the Continental Baseball League brought pro baseball to Las Cruces for the first time.
The Las Cruces Vaqueros played in Apodoca Park in 2010 in the Continental Baseball League. The Vaqueros moved into the Pecos League of Professional Baseball Clubs in 2011 and 2012.
At the end of the 2010 season the City of Las Cruces had a report from an engineering firm that stated the grandstand was no longer stable.
The City would take the 2011 season to tear down the grand stand and seating would be reduced to 140 for the season with three rows of bleachers.
The Vaqueros made it through the 2012 season but would never recover from 2011. The Vaqueros ended their stay in Las Cruces and did not stay in 2013 or 2014.
Apodoca Park had been the Varsity homefield to Onate, Las Cruces High and Mayfield High School for decades.
In 2013 Las Cruces School District opened field of dreams and all teams moved out of Apodoca.
Apodoca would have no true tenant in 2013 or 2014 and host men's league games and some private school baseball games.
In 2015 the Pecos League announced the Vaqueros would return to Las Cruces and Apodoca Park.