Stay Cool Over the Summer – El Paso County Pools Open Daily
Mother Nature has wasted no time heating things up.
But there’s no need to tough it out even if you don’t live near one of the city water parks or even inside the city limits because two of the three county-run pools are now open daily.
Ascarate Park Aquatic Center
The Ascarate Aquatic Center houses an Olympic size outdoor pool as well as a small pool for children. Adding to the fun factor are slides for kids and adults, and an enclosed picnic area with shaded BBQ grills.
Although open daily, because of a shortage of lifeguards it is under new operating hours.
• Monday through Friday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
• Saturday and Sunday: 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• $3 entry free for adults, $2 youth, cash only
Veterans Park Pool in Fabens features a water slide, diving board, and a shaded pool deck. It too is under new operating hours.
• Monday through Sunday: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
• Entry fee is $2 adults, $1 youth, cash only
The city-wide lack of lifeguards has affected Canutillo Pool in Gallegos Park the most. The county does not have enough lifeguards to open the pool and until more are hired and trained it will remain closed.