Welcome to the City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Website! The purpose of the Parks and Recreation Department is to provide indoor and outdoor leisure services to persons of all ages so they can develop skills, socialize, experience nature, relax and live a healthier lifestyle.

Main Office: (915) 212-0092
E-mail: parksandrec@elpasotexas.gov


The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department Administrative Office is now located at 801 Texas Ave. on the second floor with hours of operation Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Information - (915) 212-0092.

After hours phone number for emergency repairs. Calls will be handled by an answering service, and will then be directed to maintenance personnel.

The emergency phone number is (915) 542-3213 for use after business hours and on weekends. Non-emergencies should continue to be directed to the main number 212-0092 during regular hours.


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Press Releases

    Lean Six Sigma Project Yields Efficiency

    Parks and Recreation
    Lessons learned in streamlining the way city maintenance crews fix irrigation systems will serve as a guide for reducing waste and increasing efficiency for other city maintenance functions. Irrigation work which once took 24 hours to complete, now takes less than two hours.


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The William W. Cowan Aquatic Center will be closed temporairly for repairs from Wednesday, September 2 through Thursday, September 4. Info (915) 544-3556.

Please [click here] to view the Parks and Recreation Department Labor Day operating hours for facilities and pools.

The O’Rourke Aquatic Center, 901 N. Virginia St. will open today (August 20, 2015) at 7:00 p.m. after being closed for repairs. Information (915) 544-3556.

Aquatics Schedules
(Indoor and Outdoor Pools)
posted. [click here]



Community Partners

drowning prevention coalition   Fort Bliss Logo   Braden Aboud Logo


Fall Class Catalog FY2016

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Youth Scholarships

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