$1 Million Splash Pad Slated for Northeast El Paso
Northeast El Paso isn't getting the multimillion dollar water park next to Cohen Stadium that once looked promising. Instead, a $1 million splash pad will be built down the road from the now vacant stadium at Sue Young Park, according to a report by Newschannel 9.
Details on the play area have not been released, but typically a splash pad recreation area includes water features like gushers, spray tunnels, and tower sprays designed to splash around in, such as the Hunt Family Desert Spring at the El Paso Zoo.
The city hopes to have the play area operational by this August, per the TV station.
As for why plans for a water park were shelved, northeast city Rep. Carl Robinson told the El Paso Times the deal “would have cost taxpayers too much money,” adding that both companies who bid on the project “wanted the city to build the water park structure and finance the construction, in addition to the city giving them the land.”