Parks and Recreation Department Closing Soccer Fields

This will allow Soccer fields to be refurbished for seasons starting in September

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be closing eleven different fields in the City for the summer months to better serve the public during the upcoming soccer and football seasons in the fall.

The fields and locations that will be closed until September 1, 2006 are:

1. Sal Barroteran 2171 Sun Country Drive
2. Pico Norte 10655 Pico Norte Road
3. Dick Shinaut, (Saul Kleinfeld) 11701 Rufas Brialba
4. Blackie Chesher #1, #2, & #3 9144 Escobar
5. Veterans 5301 Salem
6. Sue Young, (Civic Leaders) 9730 Diana
7. Walter Clark 1519 Bob Hope Drive
8. Tierra Este Tierra Este Drive
9. Eastwood, (Album) 3110 Parkwood
10. Galatzan, (Westside) 650 Wallenberg Drive
11. Marwood 4325 Riverbend Drive

"The fields being closed are the soccer and football fields only," says Doug Barnes, sports manager for the Parks and Recreation Department. "All other open space areas including baseball and softball fields of the park will remain open," he added.

These closures, are in conjunction with turf management experts from the Texas Extension Agency and will allow the parks maintenance staff the opportunity to make repairs, replace turf and allow the fields to recuperate from soccer season.

For more information, please contact Doug Barnes at 541-4337.