Health Priorities, Initiatives & Programs
Paso del Norte Trail
The Paso del Norte Trail is a community-driven, collaborative effort to develop and implement a master plan for a 60-mile county-wide trail in El Paso County. The goal is to develop a multi-use, recreational trail that will become a regional attraction that connects communities, celebrates El Paso’s history and culture, highlights the Rio Grande, promotes health and active living, and catalyzes economic development.
The Paso del Norte Health Foundation contracted with Sites Southwest and Alta Planning + Design to create the Master Plan in 2017-2018. The project was further supported by a technical assistance grant from the National Parks Service’s Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and the leadership and input from the County of El Paso, City of El Paso, El Paso Water, El Paso Water Improvement District No. 1, El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization, Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority, Texas Department of Transportation, International Boundary and Water Commission, Housing Authority for the City of El Paso, Medical Center of the Americas Foundation, Velo El Paso, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Independent School District, neighborhood associations and countless other organizations and community residents.
After 18 months of public meetings, on-line surveys and planning sessions with community leaders, stakeholders and trail enthusiasts, the concept for a 60-mile county-wide trail is now one step closer to reality with the completion of the Master Plan to guide its development.
For a copy of the Master Plan, visit www.pasodelnortetrail.org. Make sure to sign up for the mailing list to receive updates on trail development.
Program Lead: Tracy J. Yellen
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PDN Community Foundation Update: $3 Million Gift to advance the future of health education at TTUHSC El Paso
June 12, 2019
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso), along with the Paso del Norte Community Foundation and Rick and Ginger Francis, announced earlier this month a $3 million gift that will help drive the university toward a bright, impactful future.
Encouraged by TTUHSC El Paso’s success and…