Veterans Park Recreation Center to Re-Open

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department welcomes the opening of the recently renovated Veterans Park Recreation Center for the public. The center located at 5301 Salem, which houses a gymnasium, a day care facility, meeting rooms and large multi-purpose rooms, will be available to serve the needs of people of all ages.

The center, which was built originally in 1977, will be one of the main focal points for recreational use by the many Fort Bliss troops that are moving to northeast El Paso along with the existing citizens. The center, which is surrounded by a large -acreage park with tennis courts, soccer fields, and the Veterans swimming pool, has served the needs of this northeast community for almost 30 years.

The daycare wing of the facility was enhanced along with the addition of surveillance video cameras, a remodeled locker room, the multi-purpose gymnasium was improved and new playground equipment was added to the facility. In addition Club Rec, the summer camp program by the department will be starting up at the center by the end of the month for youngsters ages 6-12.