Parks run by the City of El Paso have reopened, but playgrounds and fitness equipment in the parks will remain off-limits for now.

Per the city’s Parks & Recreation Reopening Phase 1 plan, restrictions on the use of city parks imposed in March to slow the spread of COVID-19 are being relaxed. Effective now, all city parks are open to the public. However, due to state guidelines and ongoing coronavirus health concerns, playgrounds and fitness equipment inside parks will remain closed for now and should not be used.

The reopening of city parks includes dog parks, skate parks and outdoor basketball and tennis courts. The lone exception is spray parks. Splash parks will open for the summer on July 1.

If you do visit a neighborhood park, city officials ask that you follow the health and safety guidelines we should all be familiar with by now: practice social distancing protocols, wear face covering, and do not gather in groups larger than 10 people.

There are over 250 parks inside city limits, including 12 skate parks and 4 off-leash dog parks.

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