On Monday, El Paso County dignitaries and residents will open the first public park in Tornillo.
Members of the Commissioners Court, the Tornillo ISD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Rosy Vega-Barrio along with students and community members will come together for the official opening of the park, located in Tornillo, 40 miles east of El Paso.
The new Coyote Park was made possible through a partnership between El Paso County and the Tornillo Independent School District. Tornillo ISD will maintain the park for the community.
In September 2018, El Paso County approved $250,000 for new infrastructure for the new Coyote Park, including 14,000 sq. ft. of new grass, new trees, new lighting, a new basketball court, new sidewalks, and a new walking trail around the park.
The improvements were in addition to the nearly $100,000 for a new playground that was awarded to El Paso County through a grant.
Over 300 community volunteers came together to build the playground at the park in November of 2018.
In addition to the new park, El Paso County will soon break ground on a new $2.1 million hike and bike trail from Alameda to Aguilera International Highway that will connect residents to the new Coyote Park.
The project was made possible through a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation.
Details for the event:
WHO: El Paso County
WHAT: Coyote Park Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
WHEN: Tuesday, January 14, 2019 at 9:30 a.m.
WHERE: Coyote Park, 600 OT Smith Road, Tornillo