Things To Do
At Adventure Zone, kids and parents love the food, fun and activities. Game Zone offers cutting edge virtual reality, full motion simulator games, a western theme 8 player shooting gallery and the best redemption games and prizes in town. Speed Zone with over 800 feet of twists and turns spread out on over one acre, making it El Paso’s premier go-kart destination. Bumper Zone is set in 100,000 gallons of water with a small tropical island. Food Zone delivers top quality food for everyone and take out orders are welcome. Party Zone with one large party room which can be partitioned into 3 private party rooms and there’s also a 400 sq. ft. gazebo for even larger groups.
Accredited by the BBB, American Eagle Paintball offers new rental equipment that is professionally maintained and can accommodate children and adults. The facility offers five unique fields to choose from with professional referees on staff.
Ascarate Park is the largest public-use recreational park in El Paso County and is dedicated to sports, picnicking, fishing and other recreational activities. Spanning over 400 acres, Ascarate Park plays host to the Ascarate Golf Course which sits on 280 acres, and is adjacent to the 48 acre surface lake within the park. The Golf Course features an 18-hole, 72 par golf course and a 9 hole executive course called the Delta 9. With a lakeside boardwalk, Ascarate Lake allows visitors to take in the sights via canoe and pedal boat rentals. Ascarate Park allows for a variety of recreational activities including picnicking, playgrounds, basketball, tennis as well as handball. Managed by the YMCA of El Paso, The Ascarate Aquatic Center features one of the few Olympic-size competition pools in El Paso County! The Aquatic Center plays host to two of the largest swim meets each year as well as being a great facility for families large and small during the pool’s operational season. In addition, the park includes five softball fields, one baseball field and two soccer fields, available for league play or practice, please contact park personnel for rates and availability.
Bob O’s provides a safe and wholesome family environment for the greater El Paso area. Attractions include: Laser Odyssey, Go-Karts, 18 Hole Miniature Golf Course, Miniature Go-Karts, Bumper Boats, Miniature Train, Batting Cages and a full service arcade.
Enjoy family friendly bowling and billiards. Visit the Brooklyn Lounge for an array of beverages and music.
Family-friendly chain offering a sports-bar-style setting for American food & arcade games.
The 92-acre park is home to a Natatorium that houses a 50-Meter competition-ready pool with all the required amenities to be able to have regional meets at this facility including spectator seating for 800 spectators and sufficient pool deck area for 400 competitors, warm-up and cool-down pool, office, trainer rooms, locker areas, public restroom facilities, pool equipment room, janitor’s closet, storage, IT rooms and other support rooms.
The recreational pool (Aquatic Center) area consists of an outdoor pool with water slides/tube slides, a climbing wall, lazy river, splash pads, and other water amenities including family picnic areas and other shaded areas.
The third major component of Phase 1 was the Community Center. This multi-generational center will cater to both families and seniors for recreation and indoor sports.
Opened July 2020, the Eastside Sports Complex is situated on 42.2 acres of land and includes the following services and amenities:
- 7 sodded irrigated competition flat fields, and 1 championship style field
- Shaded seating to accommodate 500 spectators
- Fencing to maintain control access
- A new hike and bike trail along the perimeter of the park
The complex also includes new ADA compliant restrooms, parking, and sidewalks, as well as a sheltered area with picnic tables and benches, which will allow food trucks to serve visitors and spectators during competitions or events. To allow for the park’s upkeep the project included the construction of a new storage and maintenance facility.
The Eastside Sports Complex is funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bonds, and is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s quality of life through recreational, cultural, and educational environments.
The El Paso Chihuahuas are El Paso’s minor league baseball team in the Pacific Coast League. They are the Triple-A affiliate for the San Diego Padres. The team plays its home games at Southwest University Park.
Coming Soon! El Paso’s new children’s museum (for now, called The Children’s Museum) is being designed and built to spark curiosity, creativity, and critical thinking. It will be for everyone. The Children’s Museum will provide immersive and experiential learning environments for people of all ages, combining hands-on, interactive exhibits, programs, and special events. The goal is to create a world-class destination for both residents and tourists.
In 2019, El Paso joined 34 other U.S. Cities as well as two in Canada in hosting a USL Championship team. The USL Championship team in El Paso brings people to Downtown, and adds to the vibrancy and Downtown revitalization that started with a plan – nearly twenty years ago.
With four great locations to choose from, El Paso is your base camp for water fun. Each site is a one-of-a-kind aquatics destination featuring unique themes mixed with spiraling water slides, coasting lazy river current channels, spectacular kiddie playgrounds, refreshing leisure pools, climbing walls, lounge chairs, relaxing private cabanas and much more. Designed with heated pools, spacious plazas, and sound and lighting systems these public spaces are the place for summer fun and year-round celebrations. WATER you waiting for! Come out and enjoy your summer with our season pass or book your next special event.
Camp Cohen Water Park
9700 Gateway Blvd. N
Opening Summer 2021 and located at the foothills of the majestic Franklin Mountains in Northeast El Paso, Camp Cohen is your base camp for an adrenaline packed sporty adventure. With exciting interactive water activities around every corner, guests experience a camp like no other. Thrill seekers can lap swim in Endurance River, climb the Warrior Wall or ride high-octane Thunder Run, Lighting Bolt or Monsoon Plunge slides. Little ones will enjoy their own aquatic adventure at the Poppy Island water playground within the Wild Lagoon. Guests looking for something more relaxing can take dip in the flowing Rain Roamer lazy river or the Shallow Waters leisure pool. Stay cool near the attractions by strolling over to the cabanas at the Wanders Retreat, or enjoy a quick bite from the Stove Cove café at the Starlight Plaza.
Chapoteo Water Park
1225 Giles Rd.
Life is party at Chapoteo, a fiesta-themed water park. Designed with brilliant colors and festive designs, guests are instantly immersed in a dynamic space filled with light, music, and celebration. Zooming slides at the Calavera Plunge will send guests twisting and turning while the calm Rio Sereno will offer a soothing lazy river experience. El Valiente climbing wall, the Chapula Springs leisure pool and the Lago Azul lap pool will add some flare to your aquatics escapade. Young guests will enjoy splashing around at the Sirenita Reef play area in the Lagarto Lagoon. Looking to chill out? Las Casitas cabanas and the Marigold Plaza are great places to unwind while you savor a snack from La Olla café.
Lost Kingdom Water Park
6001 Hughey Dr.
Immerse yourself in the ancient ruins of the lost Mayan Kingdom. This Mayan getaway will fuel the imagination while offering exhilaration and rejuvenation for visitors. Adventure chasers will enjoy zipping and twisting water slide thrills at the Temple Drop, home to the Sun Temple and Moon Temple water slides. Challenge yourself on The Ruins climbing wall and the Mayan Lanes or splash around in the Macaw Lagoon surrounding the Jaguar Jungle outfitted with interactive water features for endless hours of playtime. Those seeking to relax can journey to the cabanas in the Jade Villas, coast along the Turtle Tides lazy river, or wade in the Forgotten Cenote leisure pool. Guests can order ever-popular meals from the Tres Milpas Terrace café at the P0K-A-TOK Plaza.
Oasis Water Park
13501 Jason Crandall Dr.
Located at Eastside Regional Park, El Paso’s newest and largest park, the Oasis is your summer retreat for family fun and water park staycation. Featuring El Paso’s only surfing machine, Oasis is one of the best places to beat the summer heat. You can hang ten on the Flashflood Rush, which is sure to get you stoked. Kick back and cool off in our Driftwood Channel, a meandering lazy river current channel. For a bit more excitement and adventure, you can scale the Gravity Challenge climbing wall or drop in on the spiraling Tumbleweed slides, the signature slide of the Oasis water park. Take a break at the cabanas in the Hueco Dwellings, after enjoying the Sunset Lagoon leisure pool and the Adventure Pointe water play area at the Rain Puddle kiddie pool. You can also feed the entire family without leaving the water park at the Wanderlust Café in the Desert Haven plaza.
Locally recognized as the Best Place to Take the Kiddos, the El Paso Zoo sits on 35 acres of fun and adventure. Bigger and better than ever, the El Paso Zoo is an expansive green space that is home to exotic animals from around the world and features family attractions such as the African Star Train and the Hunt Family Desert Spring water feature and the Foster Tree House Playground. Accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums (AZA), the El Paso Zoo celebrates the value of animals and natural resources and creates opportunities for people to rediscover their connection to nature.
Flix Brewhouse is America’s only first-run Cinema Brewery. Stop and think about that for a minute-the best blockbuster movies, amazing on-site brewed beer and delectable hand-made food all crafted by serious movie-beer-food folks. For those who believe that movie going should be so much more than just staring at a screen, Flix Brewhouse is a game-changer.
I Painted That! is a BYOB social art studio in El Paso, Texas where local artists lead you stroke by stroke to paint your own work of art. Come alone or bring your friends. No experience is required and everything is provided. Bring your favorite drinks and snacks, and prepare to have your artistic side emerge. After the class, take your painting home with you.
Make the dream of flight a reality at iFLY El Paso. Our indoor skydiving facility allows you to feel the rush of flying in a fun, safe environment.
Located 20 miles east of El Paso Indian Cliffs Ranch is home to a private zoo, lake, movie set, hayrides, restaurant, bar, and more. Enjoy the sights and sounds and stay for a great dinner.
This indoor family entertainment center encompasses 12,000 sq. ft. of space. The center offers bumper boats, a foam factory, arts & crafts, coconut tree climbing, Wii room, toddler town, disco room and more. Parents always free.
Rent an UTV Off-Road Adventures is El Paso’s premier UTV tour company, offering guided UTV tours through some of El Paso’s most beautiful, scenic, desert landscapes. Follow their certified tour guides, on one of their UTV’s, through miles of trails, rocky hills, compact dirt roads, sand dunes & more! See ancient fossils, as you ride through an ancient sea bed and witness Red Tail Hawks, jack rabbits, quail, road runners, and many other animals native to the El Paso desert areas. Located just 15 minutes from the airport, they offer a convenient “Park & Ride” service, that includes training, safety equipment, UTV’s and guided tours, at their on-site facility.
El Paso first indoor trampoline park offers a large open jump area, trampoline dodge ball court, foam pit,trampoline basketball court, and kids jump are. Private party rooms ad large party areas are available for birthday parties and other group functions. Snacks and refreshments are available inside their facility for your convenience.
Providing families with a fun, friendly, and safe place to enjoy roller skating. Inquire about their various activities and promotions.
Home to the El Paso Rhinos, the center also allows for public ice skating. Visit the website for hours of operation and admission fees.
The center is home to large swimming pools and water slides. Visitors enjoy lap swimming, water aerobics, and jacuzzi & spa use. Check the website for a detailed schedule of events.
Spray parks are open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. from April 15th through October 30th. Additional operating days may be included based on weather.
List of Spray Parks:
Sue Young Park, 9700 Diana Dr.
Hidden Valley Spray Park, 200 Coconut Tree
Grandview Spray Park, 3100 Jefferson
Pavo Real Enhanced Spray Park, 9301 Alameda
Westside Community Center, 7400 High Ridge
Marty Robbins, 11600 Vista Del Sol
Braden Aboud Memorial Park, 4325 River Bend
THE BASE: Indoor Baseball & Softball Training Facility offers a full line-up of services - lessons, batting cages, pitching tunnels, camps, clinics, workshops, and facility rentals. THE BASE is open year-round, 7 days a week. Their 14,000 square foot facility features professional grade artificial turf, 9 batting cages equipped with a protective A-Screen, and batting tees. Cages include Iron Mike pitching machines for baseball and fast-pitch softball. THE BASE holds El Paso’s only indoor clay pitching mounds within regulation size tunnels (2 baseball/ 1 softball), as well as, movable mounds.
Tiny Xplorers is an interactive, hands-on learning center where young children can make meaningful discoveries that match their individual interests while playing with their parents, independently, or with their peers. Tiny Xplorers has 8 different imaginative play areas that provide young children with critical learning experiences that engage their minds, hearts, and bodies, while promoting parent-child interactions for improved gross motor skills, peer group leadership, and cognitive development. At Tiny Xplorers’s imaginative play areas, children will be able to tap into their innate curiosity about the living world through exploration and inquiry. We augment their curiosity by turning the why into what or how.
Sprawling entertainment venue with a high-tech driving range & swanky lounge with drinks & games.
The park is packed with family thrill rides and attractions, such as the popular steel roller coaster El Bandido, and Tsunami that shoots up a massive 50 feet generating an enormous 70 ft. tidal wave that refreshes onlookers! The park also offers great food, games, prizes, a low general admission fee and an unllimited ride pass.
The $15.5 million dollar Natatorium was funded through the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program and features an Olympic sized swimming housed within a 35,000 square foot facility, which is designed and constructed to be certified LEED Silver. The facility provides a competition quality natatorium for the citizens of El Paso to enjoy and also has free wi-fi provided by Digital El Paso. A great time can be had by all at the Westside Natatorium as Pool Parties are a great place to for everyone to enjoy and have a great time. Reservations can be made for Saturdays and Sundays only at the times listed below for fifty (50) people or less.
This series of 13 natural-turf fields is prime for football, soccer or softball use. Permanent concessions and public restroom facilities are just the beginning. This 2009-constructed complex pans 57 acres in far west El Paso. With more than 1,000 free parking spaces, it’s a natural choice for tournaments.
This oasis in the desert is an aquatic amusement park fashioned around a huge volcanic garden theme with mammoth fiberglass water slides, shady picnic areas, restaurant & snack bar.