July 16, 2018
Construction crews are working on trailheads at Ascarate Park and Riverside High School entrances as well as along the trail intersections. Most of the trail surface is completed and the amenities are starting to be added such as trees and plants in some sections.
This 3.4-mile segment of the Playa Drain Trail project is a partnership of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation (Health Foundation), City of El Paso and El Paso Water. The Health Foundation is contributing $2.5 million for the design and construction of the trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School. The City of El Paso is contributing $300,000 from the Quality of Life Bond for trail amenities like benches and shade structures, as well as lighting for the project. The City’s Parks and Recreation Department will maintain the trail once completed. El Paso Water purchased the Playa Drain for storm water management and is allowing for its public use as a trail.
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