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The Parks and Recreation Department is excited to announce the reopening of the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden that will open to the public starting Monday, March 1.
“The recent cold weather and COVID-19 pandemic have not stopped the work done by our volunteer Master Gardeners in preserving and maintaining the Rose Garden,” said Cultural Affairs and Recreation Director Ben Fyffe.
“El Paso’s hidden gem provides another outdoor activity with beautiful scenery that can safely be enjoyed by our community while following COVID-19 health and safety protocols.”
The four-acre El Paso Municipal Rose Garden is home to more than 1,400 rose bushes of more than 430 different rose varieties. In addition to roses, the outdoor facility has waterfalls, walking paths, benches and a Koi fishpond that make for a soothing experience.
The Rose Garden opened to the public in May 1959. The El Paso Master Gardeners have volunteered at the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden as part of an agreement between the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the City of El Paso in cooperation with the El Paso Rose Society.
Volunteers prune, deadhead, remove weeds, provide rose inventories, and provide other tasks to keep the garden looking beautiful and enjoyable for the community.
Visitors will be required to follow all current health and safety COVID-19 guidelines that include wearing a face covering and maintain six feet of physical distance from each other. In addition, the Parks and Recreation Department has added signs and hand sanitizer dispensers in the outdoor facility for public use.
The Rose Garden, located at 1702 N. Copia Street will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. through November 30, and closed during recognized City holidays.
For more information on the El Paso Municipal Rose Garden, visit the Parks and Recreation Parks and Recreation website