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City Officials Invite Residents to Help Shape Themes for Neighborhood Water Parks

As part of its efforts to revamp and modernize its aquatics program, the City of El Paso is inviting the public to come out and help develop themes for the five neighborhood water park projects – one each –  for each side of El Paso.

Each water park will offer a unique water experience based on its brand/theme to be inspired by the local culture and public opinion captured through what city officials are calling “an extensive outreach process.”

Water park amenities will include: a lap pool, slides, a lazy river, wading pool, cabanas and much more to appeal to people of all ages.

City officials say, “These projects will serve the entire community, while transforming the overall experience for visitors with new amenities and multi-generational services…they are funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program along with the City’s Capital Plan, and are part of the City’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s quality of life for residents, businesses, residents and visitors.”

Five community meetings have been set for these projects.  The community meetings schedule is listed below:

  • Westside: 6 p.m. Monday, June 11, 2018 in the cafeteria of Coronado High School, 100 Champions Place
  • Mission Valley:  6 p.m. June 18, 2018 in the cafeteria of Bel Air High School, 731 Yarbrough Drive
  • Northeast: 6 p.m. June 20, 2018 in room #1309 of E Paso Community College’s Transmountain Campus, 9570 Gateway Blvd North
  • Eastside: 5:30 p.m. June 21, 2018 at the Esperanza Acosta Moreno Library, 12480 Pebble Hills
  • Central: 6 p.m. June 28, 2018 in the cafeteria of Ross Middle School, 6101 Hughey Circle

Spray Parks Opening for the Season this Saturday

Starting Saturday, April 14, the Parks and Recreation Department will open the City’s eight spray parks and the splash pad at San Jacinto Plaza for the season.

The Parks and Recreation Department invites everyone to enjoy the free spray parks that open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Sunday.

In addition, dog owners can take their pets to the City’s only spray park designed for dogs located at Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda.

All of the City’s spray parks will remain open through October 30. The spray parks are located throughout the city at the following parks:

  • Sue Young Park, 9730 Diana Dr.
  • Hidden Valley Park, 200 Coconut Tree
  • Grandview Park, 3100 Jefferson Ave.
  • Westside Community Park, 7400 High Ridge Dr.
  • Marty Robbins Park, 11600 Vista Del Sol Dr.
  • Braden Aboud Memorial Park, 4325 River Bend Dr.
  • Salvador Rivas Jr. Park, 12480 Pebble Hills Dr.
  • Pavo Real Park, 9301 Alameda Ave. (two separate spray parks; one for people and one for dogs)
  • San Jacinto Plaza – Splash Pad

For more information, call the Parks and Recreation Department at (915) 212-0396 or visit the website.

Council Awards Design Contract for Water Parks to to Parkhill, Smith & Cooper

On Tuesday, El Paso City Council awarded a design contract valued at approximately $1.5 million to Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc. for design services of four water parks.

“These water parks are going to revamp and modernize our aquatics program,” Capital Improvement Department Director Sam Rodriguez said. “They will provide our community with exceptional recreational opportunities. We will achieve that by replacing outdoor rectangular pools that have outlived their useful life, with state of the art outdoor aquatic facilities that will serve people of all ages.”

The water parks, commonly referred to by City staff as regional aquatic facilities, will be located throughout the community. Chelsea at 900 Radford. Lionel Forti at 1225 Giles.

The other two water parks are programmed for the Northeast and the Westside. Additionally, the City of El Paso is currently designing one for the Eastside Regional Park, which will be located near the intersection of Montana Avenue and Hueco Club Road.

The projects are funded by the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program, and the 2017 and 2018 Capital Plan, and include the following amenities and services:

  • A 6,000 square foot facility
  • Zero depth entry water play area and water spray ground
  • Lazy River water play area
  • Water slides
  • A lap pool with climbing wall and water basketball
  • Toddler splash area
  • Cabanas that can be reserved for events and gathering
  • Outdoor grill, concessions, and party room
  • Bathhouse
  • ADA compliant parking areas

The projects are part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance the quality of life for business, residents and visitors through the creation of recreational, cultural and educational environments.

Video: Your City in 5 for Week Endning 4/28

In this edition of your City in 5 focuses, host Rick Isaias brings you the latest info on:

• Opening of a new all-abilities playground at Ponder Park
• Opening of a new hike and bike trail on Viscount
• Completion of improvement/reconstruction of Barker Road and Manor Place
• Opening of the City’s fourth spray park in Grandview Park
• Opening of a new Citizen Collection Station (trash location) on Confederate
• Change of Municipal Court hours for the summer

These stories and other services provided by the City of El Paso may be found by visiting www.elpasotexas.gov

El Paso’s Spray Park Projects Continue to Move Forward

During Tuesday’s City Council Meeting,  Council members awarded the Guaranteed Maximum Price of $1,812,163.66 for the Pavo Real Spray Park located in District 6.

The City of El Paso has new spray parks in each of the eight City Representative Districts; four are currently under construction and the other four will start construction later this year.

The parks will include features that spray users with water, creating interactive zones that encourage kids of all ages to participate in group play and fun.

Currently, the following Spray Park projects are under construction:

  • District 2: Grandview Spray Park, 3100 Jefferson. To be completed in late 2016.
  • District 3: Hidden Valley Spray Park, 200 Coconut Tree. To be completed in late 2016.
  • District 4: Sue Young Spray Park, 9730 Diana. To be completed in the summer of 2016.
  • District 6: Pavo Real Enhanced Spray Park, 9301 Alameda. To be completed in late 2016.

The four spray parks under construction were awarded earlier this year under “Design Build Services”, which allows the City to coordinate the design and the construction of the project more effectively.

With today’s action, the design build team will now be able to finalize the construction of the amenities for the Pavo Real Spray Park.

Each spray park includes approximately 20-30 water features as well as decorative anti-slip coating for the safety of its users. The spray parks include separate zones for toddlers, teens, and adults.

In addition, Pavo Real Spray Park will include a separate dog spray park in order to allow pets to also enjoy in the fun.

Additional amenities at all parks include park benches, shaded picnic units, new trash receptacles, security lighting, ADA accessible sidewalks, and landscaping and trees with their own irrigation system.

Spray parks do not require any swimming skills or special clothing in order to be utilized, and will be ADA accessible, and best of all, they will be free to the public. Spray parks operate by recycling their own water, and they also utilize less water and electricity to operate than traditional pools.

A traditional outdoor pool costs approximately $72,000 to operate per year, while a spray park only costs approximately $16,000 per year to operate.

Construction of spray parks in the following districts will commence later this year: District 1 at Westside Community Park, District 7 at Marty Robbins, District 8 at Braden Aboud Park and District 5 at Salvador Rivas Park.

The total approximate budget for the four spray parks which are currently under construction is $5,000,000, and all eight spray park projects are part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhance El Paso’s quality of life through recreational, cultural and educational environments.