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Playa Drain Trail Construction Update

Updated: Feb 14, 2018

You are cordially invited to a public meeting to obtain information regarding the start of construction on the Playa Drain Trail from Ascarate Park to Riverside High School.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. WHERE: Riverside High School Cafeteria: 301 Midway, El Paso, Texas WHAT: The 3.4-mile Playa Drain Trail will run parallel to loop 375/border highway on the banks of a former irrigation ditch from Ascarate Park to Riverside High and will offer community facilities for recreational and physical activities. The Playa Drain Trail 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. The Health Foundation was established in 1995 to lead, leverage and invest in initiatives, programs and policies that promote health and prevent disease in the Paso del Norte region.  The City of El Paso is contributing $300,000 from the Quality of Life Bond for trail amenities like benches and shade structures. 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.

Construction of the trail will begin in February 2018.

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