Shelter Rentals at Parks and Recreation a Big Hit!

Parks Shelters for rent available in all areas of city for a nominal fee.

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department services many people in the community with their numerous shelters. The Shelters are located in various parts of the city. Listed below are four of them:

Hacienda Shelter East 7735 Phoenix 1904 sq. ft.
Thomas Manor Shelter Lower Valley 7901 Knights 1296 sq. ft.
Grandview Shelter Central 3200 Jefferson 1316 sq. ft.
Marwood Shelter Westside 4325 Riverbend 1940 sq. ft.


These four shelters are available to rent through the Parks and Recreation Department. The rentals of the facilities vary from weddings, small quinceañeras and birthday parties, to anniversaries, family reunions, graduations and first communions. Each of the shelters has a capacity for 100 people.

The average rental fee for a minimum of three hours is $90 before 6:00 p.m. and $120 after 6:00 p.m. The fee comes with the rental of 100 folding chairs and 12 tables. The rental is available up to1:00 a.m.

Two shelters that are currently being renovated and will be available in the future are the Sunrise and Arlington Shelters in Northeast El Paso. Sunrise Shelter is located at 3800 Sunrise and has 1680 square feet. The Arlington Shelter at 4715 Junction has 1769 square feet. The Arlington Shelter is the only facility that does not allow rentals past 11:00 p.m.

Each of the shelters also provides an electric stove, refrigerator and sink. All renters must remove all decorations, pick up trash and wipe the stove clean before departing. Security Guard services are also handled through the Parks and Recreation Department.

For more information contact the Parks and Recreation main office at 541-4331.