The city is opening up 8 sites to give internet access to kids who otherwise may not have it for the upcoming, "virtual" school year.

The 2020 school year is going to be a weird one with most, if not all, learning being done virtually. Many kids throughout the Borderland do not have internet access. Be it due to a financial hardship or a technical malfunction, this year it is especially important that consistent internet service be available to all kids. To that end, the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is opening Wi - Fi centers at the following locations:

  • Armijo Recreation Center, 700 E. 7th St.
  • Galatzan Recreation Center, 650 Wallenberg Dr.
  • Marty Robbins Recreation Center, 11620 Vista Del Sol Dr.
  • Clardy Fox Library, 5515 Robert Alva Ave.
  • Memorial Senior Center, 1800 Byron St.
  • Pavo Real Senior Center, 9301 Alameda
  • Wellington Chew Senior Center, 4430 Maxwell Ave.
  • San Juan Senior Center, 5701 Tamburo Ct.

According to our news partner, KVIA, the centers will be open 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays. Access to the Wi - Fi centers will be granted to anyone and will be offered at no cost. Children under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian at all times and proper Covid-19 health and safety policies will be in place.

The mission statement of the City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department is to provide indoor and outdoor leisure services to persons of all ages so they can develop skills, socialize, experience nature, relax and live a healthier lifestyle. elpasotexas.gov