Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center.
Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center | Photo courtesy City of El Paso

City to host Grand Opening for Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center

Officials with the City of El Paso announced that they will host a ceremonial ribbon cutting for the newly constructed Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center this weekend.

This ribbon cutting marks the completion of the construction of a community center at Lomaland Park (709 Lomita Drive), which is honoring Sylvia A. Carreon, a longtime community champion who advocated for the new center.

The center will offer sports, fitness, aerobics, games, and outdoor activities. Additionally it will include a computer lab, weight room, game area, bingo hall, kitchen, a community gathering space with a stage, a covered, upper multi-use terrace deck, and a renovated soccer field.

The gymnasium inside the facility is named in honor of David Ransom, Ph.D., a former lieutenant with the El Paso Police Department who as a youth was recognized as one of the community’s all-star high school basketball players earning him the Most Valuable Player title by the local newspapers.

The project was funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bond with an approximate total budget of $11 million. The center is one of three community recreation centers built as part of the bond program.

The other two centers, which were opened earlier this year, include the Valle Bajo Community Center located at 7380 Alameda Avenue, and the Chamizal Community Center located at 2119 Cypress Avenue.

WHO:            City of El Paso

WHAT:         Ceremonial Ribbon Cutting for the Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center

WHEN:         10 a.m. Saturday, October 16, 2021

WHERE:       Sylvia A. Carreon Community Center, 709 Lomita Drive (Lomaland Park)

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