National Parks / Natural World
Ascarate Park El Paso
Where are we going today?
Texas has some amazing weather, so it would be a shame not to get out there and enjoy it! Ascarate Park is the largest public recreational park in the entire El Paso County, so you know there will be plenty of room for all families to head on down there! (400 acres in fact!)
Ascarate Park has a number of activities that you can enjoy, and of course plenty of outdoor space where you can just play!
Want to hear some of the fun activities you can do in the park? We're keen to tell you! Why not get out and play some fun sports? There's enough grass if you want to have a kick about, or take your mitt and ball down there.
With Ascarate Lake there are plenty of fishing opportunities, where the trout in wine and the catfish in summer will be waiting for you! With 48 acres of lake, it would be a shame not to rent the canoes or pedal boats. After all - it's been a tradition for over 60 years!
From a lake to a pool, grab those swimmers because there is an Aquatic Center with a 50m Olympic sized pool, as well as a fun smaller pool for those little ones. Slip slide away on the four children's slides too!
Make a full day of it and bring your own lunch and enjoy it on the picnic areas - they even have grills just for you so you can cook up a storm!
And of course, with over 300 sunny days a year, El Paso is great for those golf lovers! With year round play and and 18 hole golf course that covers 4 acres, it's great to keep healthy and active, AND have a great time while you're doing it!
Outdoor fun in El Paso for everyone!
How much does it cost?
- AdultsFree Mon to Thursday. $2 per vehicle 3pm Fri & weekends. $5 holidays
- ChildrenSame as adult
When can we go?
6am - 10:30pm
All year round.
There are picnic areas and grills so you can bring your own food for lunch or dinner and enjoy it with the family! .
Make sure you take plenty of bottle water so you can stay hydrated!.
Any Top Tips?
Make sure you take a hat and sun screen - that Texas sun can get very hot! .
Doing our bit
The parks and recreation service really look after the park, so why don't you help out and help keep it clean for them. .
Need a little extra help?
The park is open and great for those with special needs. If you have questions about the activities give them a call or ask when you are there .
Can I get one of those?
Can you have 300 days of sun a year and a lovely time in nature? Yes you can! .
Alcohol isn't permitted at the park .
What people are saying?
by Ismael Macias
This place is gross. The grass is dead, the picnic areas are dirty, there are hardly any trees. There are more trees at Album Park and there's not even a lake there. It seems like no one takes care of the place. It's embarrassing.
by SANDY MARTINEZ
Nice Weather Outside Ride Bikes with my 3 Lovely Kids
by Daniel Fuentes
When the county owned it was nice, now that the city owns it; it not worth it. No slides for the kids and they did not block them, so the young ones can get hurt. Was told that they planned over hundred trees don't see were. Not worth the dollar I paid.
by John Wallace
The water is recycled
but good to go b b que
by Jesus Garcia
This place used to be really green with lots of grass. Now its dry as a tornado had pass. The city should fix this park add more grass, trees, entertainment, carnival games, concerts, add more popularity, and add games. This place is not good as it used to be.