Parks and Recreation News

Holiday Hours
The Recreation and Senior Centers, Sports Division, and the Administrative Office for the Parks and Recreation Department at City Hall will be closed on December 25 and January 1.

Mayor's Youth Art Showcase
The Mayor's Youth Art Showcase and the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Awards will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13 at a new home for the event, right here at City Hall located on the first floor of the building at the People's Gallery.

A very special thanks to the Museum and Cultural Affairs Department for their support. The Mayor's Showcase is an avenue to honor teenage and professional artists in the community as they depict their image of Dr. King in their drawings and paintings. In addition the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award will be given out to two teens and one adult that have displayed an act of kindness or heroism towards another person. Mayor John Cook will be on hand to award the certificates and honors to the participants. For more information call Eliseo Duran at 533-3311.

New Parks and Recreation Website Preparing to Launch
The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department will be unveiling a newly designed website that will have videos, photo galleries, weekly columns by Parks and Recreation Employees and other innovative ways to search for information on the website. Programs for each of the 15 recreation centers along with the nine senior centers and site locations for after school programs are other added areas for the site. The website address is For more information call the main office of the department at 541-4331.