Photo courtesy Sunrise Civic Group
Residents are invited to Scenic Drive this Sunday, October 4 with a special Scenic Sunday to celebrate the iconic road’s centennial.
Scenic Sundays, which takes place every Sunday, closes Scenic Drive to vehicular traffic to allow runners, joggers, walkers, and cyclists an opportunity to really take in the panoramic view of the city alongside the Franklin Mountains.
This weekend, in honor of 100 years of one of the most iconic thoroughfares in El Paso, Scenic Sundays will include a sunrise celebration at 7:02 a.m. at the overlook.
“Participants are encouraged to share their memories, photos and thoughts about the centennial using the hashtag #scenic100 on social media,” organizers shared.
“In order to view the sunrise at the overlook, attendees are encouraged to begin their run, jog, walk, or cycling at 6:30 a.m. however, the community can also enjoy the special programming until noon.”
Attendees can learn more about Scenic Drive’s history, share their memories and also take the City of El Paso Live Active Pledge and help encourage others to take advantage of El Paso’s health-friendly amenities.
Officials add that El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be updating the Scenic Sundays hours for fall and winter beginning Sunday, October 4. The new hours will be 7 a.m. to noon.
The event is co-hosted by the City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department, the Sunrise Civic Association and the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department.
Per COVID-19 health and safety guidelines, please follow social distancing and wear a face covering when not actively participating in physical activity.
For more information on the Scenic Sundays centennial, visit their website.