El Paso City Council Plans New Spray Parks & Aquatics Facilities Around Town
City council has approved various spray parks, lazy rivers, water slides, climbing walls, and state of the art water playgrounds to be built around El Paso neighborhoods.
The new facilities will supplement existing city pools and two new 50-meter pools already under development.
Eight neighborhood spray parks will feature interactive water toys, jets, as well as shade canopies are proposed for the following locations:
- Westside Community Park
- Grandview Park
- Hidden Valley Park
- Sue Young Park
- Salvador Rivas Park
- Pavo Real Pool
- Yucca Park
- Modesto Gomez Park
Spray parks have lower long-term maintenance costs, use less water and electricity, can feature expanded hours of operation, and require no swimming skills to enjoy. Traditional pools cost about $72,109 per season to operate while Spray parks cost about $16,600 per season to operate.
The first park to see these additions and renovations will begin at Sue Young Park in Northeast El Paso.
Regional Aquatics Facilities will feature water slides, lazy rivers, rock-climbing walls, water buckets, water playgrounds and other features are proposed for five locations around the city. Final location will be developed by city staff in conjunction with City Council. These facilities will create new regional attractions for residents and increase economic development by creating state of the art aquatic features that engage residents and visitors. New facilities can be rented out before and after regular hours for birthday parties and other events.
Two 50-Meter Pools will also be part of this new plan. These competition-ready, fifty-meter pools for which planning is already underway will be built at the Leo Cancellare Pool and Eastside Regional Park.
Development of these facilities is part of the City of El Paso’s commitment to enhancing El Paso’s quality of life through innovative recreational, cultural, and educational environments.