Parks & Recreation

Westside Natatorium

Westside Natatorium is now currently opened for lap swimming only. Lane reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling (915) 212-0394 during operating hours or online at  

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department opened the Westside Natatorium, 650 Wallenberg Dr. to the public after three years of construction on April 7, 2018.

The $15.5 million dollar Natatorium was funded through the 2012 Quality of Life Bond Program. and features an Olympic sized swimming housed within a 35,000 square foot facility, which is designed and constructed to be certified LEED Silver. The facility provides a competition quality natatorium for the citizens of El Paso to enjoy and also has free wi-fi provided by Digital El Paso.

Having a 50-meter pool of this quality in El Paso will help our local swimming organizations better attract sectional, state  and high school swimming competitions while allowing for recreational swimming activities including water polo and fitness swimming.

This project is an integral component of the Parks and Recreation Department’s Aquatics Plan  and is just one of the City is taking to modernize aquatics facilities across the city to provide El Pasoans of all ages with water- based activities for recreation and health while improving their quality of life.

Hours of Operation (Phase 1) Effective August 23, 2021

Sunday  Closed
Monday - Friday  5:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.  5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Saturday  6:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   

*To maximize lane availability, Westside Natatorium will remain in Short Course (25 yards) layout. Leo Cancellare Memorial Pool remains closed till further notice.*

Westside Natatorium Lane Availability Schedule


Children (0-17)  $2
Adults (18-59)  $3
Seniors (60 and over)  $2



Reservation Guidelines

To ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, everyone entering the facility must go through the following COVID-19 screening process before lap swimming:

Pool Rules

Private groups shall not monopolize a particular area of the pool and thereby limit its use by other patrons except Parks and Recreation Aquatics scheduled classes, team activities, or rental groups are permitted. Private group uses are not permitted during approved recreational or lap swim periods and must be scheduled as a private rental if approved. Patrons are not allowed to provide instructional activity for private gain.