The City of El Paso’s Museums and Cultural Affairs Department and the Capital Improvement Department are inviting the public to a community meeting to discuss the public art component for the Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park in Northeast El Paso.
Tim Watkins and Carol May, of May + Watkins Design, will present previous installations and invite the community to provide feedback that will be used to develop the art piece that will be incorporated into the regional park.
May and Watkins build unique, interactive and educational exhibits for children. Their work has been incorporated into play spaces and public art projects in Maine, Tennessee and Colorado.
Joey Barraza and Vino Memorial Park, formerly known as the Northeast Regional Park, is located adjacent to US Highway 54 and McCombs.
It features four baseball or softball fields and three large soccer fields. In 2014, the City added a skate park to the facility.
The proposed public art is part the park’s expansion project. This project has a budget of $3.5 million and is funded by the voter-approved 2012 quality of life bond.
The plans for the project include a plaza, four flat fields including a championship field, a dog park, walking trials, and parking for food trucks.
The meeting is set for 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 28, at the Veteran’s Recreation Center, 5301 Salem.
The entrance to the recreation center is off Wadsworth.