Project to Enhance Open Space in the Works

City Council recently approved a project that will allow for the enhancement of some existing open spaces in central El Paso. A community meeting will be held early May to elicit community guidance in the design process of this important initiative.

In 2004, the Citizens of El Paso approved funding for Open Space Enhancements in District 2 that has been allocated to improve two drainage facilities in the area. The targeted areas are the existing open spaces located at the Van Buren Dam (southeast intersection of Alabama and Harrison) and some drainage areas located on Louisiana, Mobile and Nashville (please see map below). These Open Space Enhancement funds can be used to landscape these areas and to make the areas more accessible for recreational uses such as walking and biking. The City has hired a landscape architect to design both projects.

The participation of residents is a critical component of the design process that will help identify the needs and goals of neighborhoods for achieving recreational uses that benefit the community and cityscape. A community meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 9, 2007 at 6:00 pm at the Clendenin Elementary School Cafeteria, located at 2701 Harrison Street.

Van Buren Dam Area
Van Buren Dam Area

Drainage Areas near Louisiana, Mobile and Nashville
Drainage Areas near Louisiana, Mobile and Nashville