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Playa Drain Trail

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation partnered with the City of El Paso and El Paso Water in 2018 to design and build a 3.4-mile multi-use hike and bike trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside Park on the historic Playa Drain.

The new trail is designed to make active living the easy choice for residents in the region and as an alternative to driving for near-by residents. The trail has several amenities such as seating and shade structures, water fountains, sunscreen stations, bicycle repair stations, exercise stations, artwork and more. Playa Drain Map with Amenities

The Paso del Norte Health Foundation contributed $2.5 million for the design and construction of the trail project. The City of El Paso contributed $300,000 from the Quality of Life Bond for trail amenities like benches and shade structures and will maintain the trail in perpetuity. El Paso Water purchased the Playa Drain for storm water management and is allowing for its public use as a recreational trail.

Click on this link to follow the 3.4 mile trail by video.

Program Lead: Tracy J. Yellen


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