Newly designated parking for Playa Drain Trail users

February 18, 2019

The El Paso County Parks & Recreation Department has made parking easily available for those traveling to enjoy the Playa Drain Trail at the Ascarate Park entrance. Starting February 9, 2019, the County Tax office parking lot will be open daily from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm. The designated parking lot is located on 301 Manny Martinez Drive.

“We want everyone to stay active and enjoy the trail,” said County Commissioner David Stout. “The open parking lot allows for cyclist, runners and walkers to have easy access to the trail without having to worry about a place to park their cars.”

Access to the entrance of the parking lot on the weekends will be off Delta Drive with designated signage. The lot is in walking distance to the trailhead.

The Playa Drain Trail is 3.4 miles from Ascarate Park to Riverside Park and provides a variety of amenities such as seating, shade structures, interpretive signage, water fountains, sunscreen stations, bicycle repair stations, exercise stations, landscaping, public art and more. The trail is a partnership of the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, City of El Paso and El Paso Water to provide local residents a great way to enjoy daily physical activity and a safe way to get around the neighborhood.

The Playa Drain Trail is part of a 60-mile county-wide Paso del Norte Trail that would span the length of El Paso county from its border with New Mexico to the agricultural areas of the Lower Valley connecting neighborhoods along the route to schools, parks, worksites and other destinations and provide greater opportunity for increased physical activity for residents and visitors.

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