Eastside Regional Park aquatics center design changing after input from community

Renderings of new aquatics center being built in Far East El Paso, (Courtesy: City of El Paso)

We are getting a new look at the design changes being made to the Eastside Regional Park aquatics center.

People living in Far East El Paso spoke, and the city listened. This week, the city council approved the addition of several aquatics center amenities. It’s part of the first phase of the park’s construction.

The new park will be located near Montana Avenue and Hueco Club Road.

“The only [aquatics center] that I know about personally is just the one over by the SAC and that’s about it. But there’s nothing over here, I mean, it’s a newer area, it’s growing so I mean yeah let’s put new things over here,” said Far Eastsider Richard Ortega.

The city held a community meeting last month to get to get people’s input on what else was needed at the park.

Now the city is changing the design of the aquatics center —– expanding the size of the lazy river and pools, increasing the size of the slides, and adding climbing walls, just to name a few of the added amenities.

“[The city pools] get so full during the summer. I mean super, super-full and even with the spray parks that they have there’s so many kids and stuff so i think we need one out here,” said Far Eastside resident Liz Gamboa.

The changes will be paid for with the city’s quality of life and capital improvement funds.

The groundbreaking for the first phase of the project will happen in the next few months.

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