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Officials with the City, as well as invited guests and neighborhood residents celebrated the opening of the city’s second regional water park, Oasis Water Park, Saturday in Far East El Paso.
The water park – located at 13501 Jason Crandall and open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. – boasts the Flash Flood Rush, where visitors can hang ten while riding El Paso’s first wave surfing machine.
Additional water park features include a leisure pool, a lap pool, a kiddie pool, slides, water playground, lazy river, and climbing wall. Visitor can also grab a lounge chair and take a break at the cabanas in the Hueco Dwellings or get a bite to eat at the Wanderlust Café.
The public can plan their trip to the new water park by going online.
“Opening weekend in the Northeast at Camp Cohen produced a record sellout in the first of many promised developments in the Cohen District. The next premier opening of El Paso Water Parks is in the Upper East Side that has long been ignored but no more,” said City Manager Tommy Gonzalez.
“The Upper East Side will see the opening of the Oasis Water Park that features a state-of-the-art surfing experience and a dedicated climbing wall pool area. All of this is next to The Beast, a multigenerational recreational facility that has a 50-meter pool, a diving well, and warm-up pool. El Paso now has premiere indoor swimming pools that can attract regional and state swim meets and exceptional recreational water parks for our community’s enjoyment.”
Developed through the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program, Oasis Water Park is slated to be one of four premier regional destinations for residents and visitors.
The park joins the Beast Urban Park’s footprint, a multi-phase approach to transforming approximately 92-acres of desert land into a dynamic public space that supports the City’s vision to provide exceptional recreational, educational and cultural opportunities for our community.
The Recreation Center and Natatorium at the Beast opened in early May.
The new facility is the second of four El Paso Water Park locations to open in the City. The remaining two El Paso Water Parks—Chapoteo, and Lost Kingdom—will be opening later this summer.
Camp Cohen opened to the public Memorial Day weekend. For more information, visit EPWaterParks.com.