Easter is one of the most celebrated holidays in El Paso.

It’s a holiday that brings many families together, and here in the Sun City, we are blessed to have more that 200 parks to choose from. Some are small pocket parks, while others are acres large. In my years of experience, I’ve learned that a select few parks are the place to go when gathering with the family. All of the parks on my list are large and intended for more than 1,000 people at a time. Here’s the list of my top five favorites in El Paso.

Memorial Park

One of the largest parks, and filled with hills and plenty of trees for shade is Memorial Park. There are several tables available to use, however, they’ll fill up quick. But you’ll probably want to bring your own or sit on some blankets on top of a hill to get a great view.

Memorial Park
1701 N Copia St, El Paso, TX 79930 • 6am to 10pm

Ascarate Lake Park

Ascarate is another favorite. Aside from the lake, which is at capacity right now, it’s 400-acre recreation area is what draws hundreds of families every year on Easter Sunday. There are many tables and even permanent grills for you to use. Just remember, no feeding the ducks, for health reasons. There are also restrooms and the fair will be celebrating their last day. So you’ll have plenty to do there.

Ascarate Lake Park
6900 Delta Dr, El Paso, TX 79905 • 6am to 9pm

Eastwood Park

Eastwood Park, formally known as Album Park is another family favorite park with large open fields. Most people bring their own tables and you’ll want to arrive in the morning to get a good spot under a tree. This place gets full.

Eastwood Park
3110 Parkwood St, El Paso, TX 79925 • 6am to 11pm

Chuck Heinrick Park

Chuck Henrick has some of the best views I’ve ever seen of the Franklin Mountains. It’s located at the foothills in Northeast El Paso. Not many people know of this park, however, it’s sure to get full. There aren’t many trees for shade, so if you have a large umbrella, that would be beneficial.

Chuck Heinrick Park
Officer Andrew Barcena Dr, El Paso, TX 79934 • 6am to 11pm

Zaragosa Park

Zaragoza Park has been one of my favorite parks to visit this year. It has a ton of trees and the layout is awesome for families looking for a spot away from other crowds. There is also the County Sportsplex within that provides even more shade and restrooms.

Zaragoza Park
1100 N Zaragoza Rd, El Paso, TX 79907 • 6am to 11pm

Please remember to clean up after yourselves!