Green Spaces

Downtown is filled with beautiful green spaces ready for you to have lunch, read, or convene.


Image of green spaces: Storybook Park

Redeveloped as an outdoor reading area, Storybook Park is located behind the Lovington Public Library. The green space features seating, a pergola, and chess board—you can check out the chess pieces from the Library by using your library card! Our graffiti mural, designed by Dante “Doc” Rios, brings to life our imagination. This is a wonderful space for small family parties, and it can be rented at City Hall. Storybook Park has access to electricity and is lit; however, there is no access to restrooms after hours or on weekends.

Visit Storybook Park.


Image of green spaces: Fran Atchley Plaza

On the corner of Main and Central sits a lovely plaza that commemorates who we are as a community. The city named this plaza after Francis Atchley, keeper of the springs, a long-term volunteer. Atchley helped everyone and actively tried to improve the community, truly a great namesake for one of our beautiful green spaces. This picturesque area has shaded picnic tables and lighting, and we’re currently working on a water feature that we hope to unveil later this year!

Visit Fran Atchley Plaza, by the Lea Theatre.


We understand the sacrifices our armed forces must give for our freedom. To honor our local veterans, the City of Lovington and Lea County collaborated to build a Memorial in downtown Lovington. This project is currently being led by the Lea County Veterans Memorial Committee. They have contracted and are currently developing the design. We’re proud to house the Lea County Veterans Memorial downtown, where it will sit on the East end of the district, directly beside the Lea County Judicial Complex.