Playa Drain Trail Celebration!

November 19, 2018

After two years of planning, meetings and construction, the Playa Drain Trail is now open for everyone to enjoy. Elected and senior leaders from the City of El Paso, County of El Paso Water and other community stakeholders joined the Health Foundation to celebrate the trail opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Thursday, November 8. Representative Cassandra Hernandez joined the Riverside High School drum line, cheerleaders and a host of mascots during the grand opening fun walk and scavenger hunt at Riverside Park on Saturday, November 10. As part of the scavenger hunt, participants were asked to take selfies at several landmarks and look for hidden prizes along the way. Those with the most selfies and a hidden prize won gift cards. Participants also received a cinch bag and water bottle.

The Playa Drain Trail is 3.4 miles from Ascarate Park to Riverside Park in the Lower Valley. The trail features amenities such as seating, shade structures, interpretive signage, water fountains, sun screen stations, bicycle stations, exercise stations, little libraries, artwork and more. This project was made possible with support from the Paso del Norte Health Foundation, City of El Paso and El Paso Water.

The trail is open and ready to use. If you are around Ascarate Park or Riverside Park, talk a walk. See you on the trail.

For more information on the Playa Drain Trail, visit

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