Monday, July 21, 2014

Lower Valley Drainage Ditch to Transform into Linear Park

A two-mile stretch of the Playa Drain in the Lower Valley of El Paso could soon become a linear park that can be used for recreation by residents. El Paso Water Utilities is purchasing the drain from El Paso County Water Improvement District No. 1 and will work with the Paso del Norte Health Foundation on creating the recreation areas.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

City Solicits Water Park for Northeast El Paso

The City of El Paso is now seeking bids for a year-round water/adventure park to be built in Northeast El Paso. It would like a developer to construct and manage the park on 39 acres of land surrounding Cohen Stadium, which sits unused since the El Paso Diablos moved out.

Officials stated in the past that a water park company approached the City about possibly building an attraction on the land, but nothing was every made official. It's unclear if this is the next step in that same process, or if the City now has no committed developers and is looking for a new partner. According to the City's website, bids are due by September 2, 2014.