Pools, Pads, and Water Parks: Where to Beat the Heatwave in El Paso
There is no need to sweat the sweltering afternoon heat when there are plenty of places all over the city and surrounding areas for water fun in the hot El Paso sun.
Just pick a pool, pad, or water park pack up some eats and sunscreen, and get to splashing.
Spray Parks and Splash Pads
In addition to numerous water features, all city spray parks have a shaded area and picnic tables -- and best of all, they're all free to use.
Open daily from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. You'll find the list of spray park locations HERE.
The neighboring town of Horizon City (Golden Eagle Park next to Frank Macias Elementary), and Socorro (Bulldog Championship Park) also provide residents with spray parks to cool off in.
El Paso Water Parks
Oasis, Lost Kingdom, Chapoteo, and Camp Cohen are open daily.
While they all have the same basic water features, such as water slides, lazy river current channels and kiddie playgrounds, each has one signature feature, as well. Choose your adventure at EPWaterParks.com.
Wet ‘N Wild Waterworld
The 60-acre water park just outside El Paso in Anthony has more than 25 rides and attractions, including its most recent addition; The Tarantula Tailspin. The double rider slide sends riders twisting and turning down high banking corners into dual 360-degree downward spirals.
The largest wave pool in Texas, and a lot of shade trees are a couple of other pluses. For hours, admission prices, and more details visit their website.
The Swim Club at The Elmont
The Swim Club is the newest entry on the water park scene. Located in the Montecillo community on the westside, it has a “not so lazy” river, three water slides, pool, splash pad, and luxury cabanas.
It's pricey, though. Admission alone is 20 to 30 dollars depending on if you're an "invited guest" accompanied by a Montecillo resident or not. Get more info HERE.
City & County Pools
All three county pools are open Tuesday through Sunday; the Olympic size outdoor pool at Ascarate Park, Veterans Park Pool in Fabens, and Gallegos Pool in Canutillo. The El Paso County Parks & Recreation website has more details.
The Pavo Real Outdoor Aquatic Facility at 110 Presa in the Lower Valley is the only city outdoor pool currently open. It's open daily but the hours are limited. However, there are 8 indoor pools hosting summer recreation swimming. More info can be found HERE.
Socorro ISD Aquatics Center
The SISD Aquatic Center isn’t just for those who attend school or live in the Socorro Independent School District.
Everyone in the community is allowed access to the pools, water slides, and interactive water features. Admission prices and more details can be found on the SISD Aquatics website.