Just in time for summer city parks are opening up! As of Monday, June 8th, Officials with the City of El Paso announce all city parks will be opened to include skate parks and outdoor basketball/tennis courts. Although the skate parks and basketball and tennis courts are opening, fitness equipment and the playground will remain closed.

As the temperatures hit the double digits, the City of El Paso also announced that splash pads will be reopening on July 1st. The splash pads will be opened with the following limited hours of operation:

Tuesdays through Sundays

  • 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

According to KFOX, the four hour gap will be a cleaning breaking to "ensure proper hygiene and staff will conduct enhanced cleaning during closed days."

On July 1st, you can also expect select regional recreational centers to reopen. Recreational centers will be open Monday through Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.; and on Friday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. The following rec centers will be opened:

  • Don Haskins (7400 High Ridge Dr.)
  • Veterans (5301 Salem Dr.)
  • Pat O’Rourke (901 N Virginia St.)
  • Gary del Palacio (3001 Parkwood St.)
  • Pavo Real (9301 Alameda Ave.)
  • Marty Robbins (11620 Vista Del Sol Dr.)
  • Officer David Ortiz (563 N Carolina Dr.)

Park goers are asked to follow health and safety guidelines that include social distancing protocols, wearing a face covering and no gathering in groups of more than 10. City permits are also needed for organized functions, such as games and practices. For recreation center activities, people will be required to wear face coverings except when participating in sports and aerobic activity. Select classes will be offered at reduced attendance capacity. Unfortunately, city pools and senior centers will remain closed to the public, but the city says it could reopen in a future phase.


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