Things To Do
Ascarate Park offers a beautiful lake with a trail outlining the whole shoreline. Kayaks and water sports are available throughout the season, as well as an 18-hole golf course right next door.
A small downtown park featuring a beautiful, replica Aztec Calendar.
A sizable park featuring a playground, walking path & fields for soccer & baseball/softball.
A unit of the National Park Service, the Chamizal National Memorial commemorates the 1963 Chamizal treaty that ended a century-old boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico caused by a change in the course of the Rio Grande. The memorial includes a museum, theatre and art galleries, and hosts many festivals and special events throughout the year. Admission is free.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday 10 AM - 5 PM
El Paso has become the undisputed mecca for some of the regions best mountain bike trails by virtue of its rocky terrain, views that go on for days and trails that range from beginner to advanced and suit all riding abilities. Access the trails via Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park, fee is $4 per person.
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.
Also known as “Album Park,” popular walking spot with sports facilities, a dog park & a skate park.
Keystone Heritage Park is home to the third sculpture of the XII Travelers Memorial of the Southwest – Susan Magoffin. Susan Magoffin’s 7-foot bronze statue is the first woman of historical significance and third statue to be included in the XII Travelers series. It was unveiled on June 2, 2012. Despite the dangers of travel with the Mexican American war just beginning Susan Magoffin still made the expedition into Mexico and until 1987 it was believed she was the first Anglo-American woman to travel the Santa Fe trail. Coming from a wealthy family she was able to travel with plenty comforts of home and took her servant Jane and greyhound dog Mr. Ring along with her. She kept a journal of her travels almost daily from June 1846 until 1847 and it remains a valuable record on the development of the west and provides a unique woman’s perspective of the times.
Lincoln Park is home to several murals dating back to 1981. Organized by the community, each mural features a unique theme. A Walking tour of the murals is available at any Visitor Information Center.
A community park with a pool, sports fields, basketball courts, playground & restrooms.
A community park with trails, lighted softball field, tennis courts, playground & a swimming pool.
Small neighborhood park, featuring jungle gyms and open space for sports.
A small neighborhood park, featuring a jungle gym and open space for picnics and sports.
A community park featuring a recreation center, pool and several open spaces for sports and picnics.
Nestled between the Plaza Theatre and San Jacinto Plaza, this small park features a statue of and dedicated to Fray Garcia.
A fiberglass sculpture by Luis Jiménez honoring the city’s colorful past, when real alligators graced San Jacinto Plaza sits in the center of downtown. This historic park is located in the heart of downtown El Paso on the corner of Oregon and Mills St. Recently redesigned, the park is now home to paths and bridges, gaming areas for ping-pong, chess, and washoes and a café that features a variety of local snack time favorites. This urban open space celebrates the history and culture of El Paso and is ideal for gatherings small or large.
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 for everyone to enjoy and have a great time.
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.
Located between Doña Ana and Otero County, The White Sands National Monument is without a doubt, the Chihuahuan Desert’s best-known tourist attraction. Appearing as a bright white spot in the middle of an otherwise beige landscape, the dunes are as beautiful as they are enigmatic. Visitors are free to admire all 225-square miles of the park from the comfort of their cars, on numerous wood plank paths, or even in the dunes themselves. In addition to strolling about, you can bring sleds or snowboards and slide down the sandy hills–seriously! If one day simply isn’t enough, you and the whole gang can stay overnight at the camping site. While there’s no wrong time to visit White Sands, we strongly recommend that you catch either a sunrise or sunset, there’s really nothing quite like it. Make sure to check out the museum and gift shop before you leave!