El Paso’s most famous park located at Scenic Drive will be getting a much needed renovation, city officials announced today.

The City of El Paso will begin negotiating an agreement with the El Paso Community Foundation to help fund improvements. The foundation will soon begin accepting donations to use toward rejuvenating the park located at the top of Scenic Drive. City officials estimate the cost to rejuvenate the park could exceed $5 million.


“We are excited to have Council’s support to explore this public-private partnership that could breathe new life into one of our community’s most cherished parks,” said Sam Rodriguez, City of El Paso Capital Improvement Department Director.

The park, officially named Murchison Rogers Park, has been a community staple regarded as a go-to attraction for both visitors and residents for more than 50 years. Potential improvements may include; ADA-accessible paths, shade trees, parking improvements, and even cantilever lookouts, which are walkways that stick out over the edge of a hill.

The negotiations will allow city staff to draft a proposed agreement to present to Council for a formal vote. No timeline was provided for the project. We’ll keep you posted on developments on all El Paso 411 social media platforms and on elpaso411.com

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