El Paso, TX Sports & Recreation Overview

El Paso recreation options keep residents moving

By Kevin Litwin on May 12, 2014 at 6:00 am EST
Franklin Mountain State Park in El Paso, TX

PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Ordoñez

It's easy to schedule a play date in Greater El Paso, where people of all ages can participate in outdoor adventures as well as indoor activities.

El Paso County Parks

The Parks & Rec Department oversees 10 parks in El Paso County, including the popular Ascarate Park, which has an 18-hole golf course, a nine-hole course, aquatics center, lake and sports fields. Also available to residents is the Riverpark Trail and El Paso County Sportspark, home to some of the most competitive youth baseball leagues in the region. There are also t-ball teams and adult softball leagues.

The First Tee of Greater El Paso

Formed in 2008, The First Tee of Greater El Paso is a county-supported program where El Paso area parents enroll their children ages 5-18 to play golf at Ascarate Golf Course. Annual fees and individual session fees are low, with children also participating in an educational First Tee Life Skills Program.

EP Dream Arena

El Pasoans who want to exercise in cool indoor comfort enjoy several facilities around the city. One of the most visited is EP Dream Arena, which offers a multi-sport gym for all ages and enthusiasts of activities such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, kickball,  Xtreem Jiu Jitsu, Mixed Martial Arts and baby yoga.

Elite Youth Sports

Children 18 months to 18 years old can be enrolled in programs at Elite Youth Sports, where coaches teach gymnastics, cheerleading and martial arts. A key goal at Elite is introducing youngsters to a lifelong fitness habit as well as building confidence, self esteem and social skills.

Latin American Talent Studio

Founded in 2005, LAT Studio provides dance performance training to people of all ages. The studio, a state-registered agency, also provides training to aspiring models and actors. Its mission is to make clients marketable for the entertainment industry.

Sun Bowl

When residents prefer to spectate rather than participate, generations of families have been coming out to the campus of the University of Texas at El Paso to watch the annual Sun Bowl college football game. Played in Sun Bowl stadium, the contest occurs around New Year's Eve and pits teams from the Pac-12 versus the ACC conferences.

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