Things To Do

Parks and Aquatic Centers

Ascarate Park
6900 Delta Dr

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.

Aztec Calendar Park
401 E. San Antonio Ave

A small downtown park featuring a beautiful, replica Aztec Calendar.

Blackie Chesher Park
1100 N Zaragoza Rd

A sizable park featuring a playground, walking path & fields for soccer & baseball/softball.

Chamizal National Memorial
800 S. San Marcial St.
(915) 532-7273

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

Chuck Heinrich Memorial Park
11055 Loma Del Norte Dr.
(915) 534-0600

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.

Eastside Regional Park
Hueco Club Rd.
(915) 212-0580

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.

Eastside Sports Complex
14380 Montwood Dr.
(915) 212-0000

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.

Eastwood Park
3110 Parkwood St

Also known as “Album Park,” popular walking spot with sports facilities, a dog park & a skate park.

Keystone Heritage & Desert Botanical 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
4001 Durazno St.
(915) 212-0092

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.

Marty Robbins Park
11600 Vista Del Sol Dr
(915) 212-0092

A community park with a pool, sports fields, basketball courts, playground & restrooms.

Memorial Park
1701 N Copia St

A community park with trails, lighted softball field, tennis courts, playground & a swimming pool.

Mission Hills Park
3800 Okeefe Dr

Small neighborhood park, featuring jungle gyms and open space for sports.

Mundy Park
500 Porfirio Diaz St

A small neighborhood park, featuring a jungle gym and open space for picnics and sports.

Nations Tobin Park
8831 Railroad Dr

A community park featuring a recreation center, pool and several open spaces for sports and picnics.

Pioneer Plaza

Nestled between the Plaza Theatre and San Jacinto Plaza, this small park features a statue of and dedicated to Fray Garcia.

San Jacinto Plaza
114 W Mills Ave
(915) 534-0600

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.

Westside Natatorium
650 Wallenberg Dr.
(915) 212-0458

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.

Westside Sports Complex
201 Isela Rubalcava Blvd.

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.

White Sands National Park

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!

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