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City: Outdoor Pools to Open Memorial Day Weekend, Keep Parks Clean

Ahead of the Memorial Day weekend, the City of El Paso is reminding residents when the outdoor pools will be open, as well as rules for all city park users.

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department is opening the Pavo Real, Nations Tobin and Grandview outdoor pools for the public on Saturday, May 26 through Memorial Day, May 28.

Admission for all city-managed pools is $2 per child (17 and under) and $3 for adults (18 – 59). Adults 60 years and older are charged $2. The City’s outdoor pools will be open daily starting June 2, while all indoor pools are open year-round.

For a schedule of hours and locations or additional information, call the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 212-0396 or go online for dates and times.

Additionally, officials with the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department ask the public to keep parks clean by picking up their trash during Memorial Day weekend festivities.

Via a news release, officials stated, “Memorial Day weekend is traditionally one of the busiest times of the year to be outdoors with thousands of people using city parks to celebrate…the Parks and Recreation Department provides trash bins but encourages park visitors to bring trash bag(s), and if they bring pets to the park, make sure to clean up after them as well.”

 Officials also reminded residents that used charcoal and other items should be taken home by park visitors or thrown in the proper receptacle and not on the ground, or next to trash bins or trees as the charcoal, can damage grass and destroy trees.

The Parks and Recreation Department asks visitors to know the rules and be mindful when visiting City parks.

Do’s and Don’ts for Park Visitors

  • The simple rule “leave it better than you found it” applies to all park users
  • Trash left in the parks should be put in a trash bag and left in a trash bin and not left in grocery bags or empty boxes on the ground.
  • Charcoal should not be left on the ground, grass or by trees. Charcoal should be put in a proper receptacle and disposed of properly in a trash bin or taken home and disposed of properly.
  • Alcoholic beverages are not allowed in city parks
  • City ordinance violators should be reported to the police immediately