A New Look For Murchison Park On Scenic Drive?
El Paso's "highest" park could look radically different in a few years.
The city of El Paso has authorized the El Paso Community Foundation to start looking into giving Murchison Park, (that's pronounced with a "K" sound in the middle, not "CH" as in "church" by the way. I never knew that...), a serious makeover.
The park itself has been in existence since 1963. According to Surroundings Studio:
At an altitude of 4,200 feet, it offers wide, panoramic views of El Paso and Juarez. The park, which opened in 1963, is named for El Paso pioneer and businessman Samuel Macintosh Murchison.
One of the key elements in the makeover will be to make the park more user-friendly and more compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To take a virtual tour of it, click here ... to sign up to receive email updates on the project, click here.