Construction crews continue to make progress on the Playa Drain Trail – most recently leveling the ground and adding concrete curbs that will be filled with asphalt from Carolina and Durrill Streets, and Mimosa Street to Riverside High School.
Construction is on schedule to be completed by the end of August 2018.
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.