As we are ALL aware, so much was shut down in 2020 including museums, pools, libraries. For over a year, we've had to all readjust to this weird way of life, but on March 29th (Monday), El Paso city leaders have announced that there will be big steps to slowly returning to normal, saying that with more citizens getting vaccinated, now is the time to open things back up.

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Here are some of the services reopening:

    • The El Paso Museum of Art and the El Paso Museum of History will reopen April 8. It will open from 10 am to 6pm Thursdays through Saturdays
    • The Downtown Art and Farmers Market will begin April 10 & happen every Saturday operating at normal hours from 9am to 1 pm.
    • The El Paso Zoo which has now been open for about four weeks plans to open more amenities like the carousel, the train and the sea lion demo.
    • All spray parks will be reactivated on April 17 with operating hours of Tuesday through Sunday from 10am-1pm & 5pm-8pm
    • Indoor pools such as Westside Natatorium, Memorial, Veterans, Eastside Natatorium and Marty Robins will operate from Tuesday through Friday 6am-11am, 5pm-9pm and Saturdays from 6am-11 am
    • Outdoor pools such as Grandview and Pavo Real will operate Monday through Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12pm-4pm
    • Sports centers are looking to reopen on April 17 which include Nations Tobin Sports Center, Galatzan, Veterans, Chamizal, Gary de Palacio, Officer David Ortiz, Valle Bajo, Marty Robbins Monday through Thursday from 8am to 1pm and 4 pm to 9pm and Friday and Saturdays from 8am to 1 pm.
    • Aquatic facilities will reopen in two phases in May.
    • Five new library locations will open on April 5: Dorris Van Doren, Memorial Park, Richard Burges, Irving Schwartz, Judge Marquez.
    • McKelligon Canyon Cool Canyon Nights, which is a free music series, will kick off June 17 on Thursday nights lasting for twelve weeks.
    • Viva El Paso will begin on June 30 and Friday and Saturday weekly performances will begin July 2 through August 7.
    • The city has also been constructing four new water parks over the last year. Camp Cohen at the old Cohen Stadium site will open on Memorial Day weekend and throughout the weeks that follow the other sites, which are Oasis, Chapoteo and Lost Kingdom will reopen.

Even with ALL these areas opening back up, there still WILL BE the requirement of wearing masks as well & facilities opening up at 50% capacity.

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