Good news for El Paso families and kids waiting for the return of city sponsored events and activities. The City of El Paso has reopened a select number of recreation centers after the pandemic forced their closure last spring.

Their return to in-person means not only can kids and adults play sports, work out, and socialize again, but Independent and City Outdoor Adult Sports and activities along with Youth and Adult Indoor Sports resume as well.

Anyone stepping foot inside one of the newly reopened El Paso Parks and Recreation centers will be required to follow current COVID-19 safety guidelines, including the use of a face masks unless participating in physical activities. You’ll find the list of the recreation centers now open, hours and days of operation, and safety guidelines below.

The eight rec centers are the latest city run facilities and quality-of-life services to restart as the city continues to transition to COVID coexistence.

City-run Spray parks and splash pads, the El Paso Downtown Art and Farmers Market, and five El Paso Public Library facilities recently reopened. Several indoor and outdoor pools are set to open in May.

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City of El Paso Recreation Centers Now Open:

• Galatzan Recreation Center
• Veterans Recreation Center
• Gary del Palacio Recreation Center
• Officer David Ortiz Recreation Center
• Marty Robbins Recreation Center
• Nations Tobin Sports Center
• The Chamizal Recreation Center
• Valle Bajo Recreation Center

The centers are open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and again from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Weekend hours are 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

Seville, San Juan, Rae Gilmore, Pavo Real, Don Haskins, Chihuahuita, Armijo, Pat O’Rourke, Nolan Richardson, Leona Ford Washington, and Multipurpose Recreation Center remain closed until further notice.


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