Parks & Recreation

Aquatic Centers

Aquatics Center ReservationsThe City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of swimming programs and activities for people of all ages. The Department has 15 aquatic centers with 12 being indoor and open year round.

Facilities and programs throughout the City of El Paso's Quality of Life Departments have been impacted by COVID-19 and are currently in Phase 1 of reopening.

Please be aware, during this phase, not all facilities and programming are available.

 

Availability & Capacities

Aquatic Facilities are currently open at limited capacity and operating hours for lap swimming only.

Morning recreational swim is now available during the winter months. This is great for home schoolers, toddlers, and school age children on school holidays. Please check the hours at your favorite pool.

Reserve space prior to going to the facility here.
(All reservations must be paid in full at time of reservation.)

Work With Us

Aquatics is always looking for lifeguards and pool attendants. Find job information and apply here.

Lifeguard Training and Classes
Prerequisites:

  • Swim 300 yards, continuously demonstrating breath control and rhythmic breathing
  • Tread water for 2 minutes, using only the legs
  • Complete a timed event within 1 minute and 40 seconds

Find more information on lifeguard training classes dates here.

For registration and more information, please visit or call Memorial Aquatic Center:

3521 Copper Avenue
(915) 212-0524
Call Monday – Saturday 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. or Monday – Friday 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Participants must be 15 years of age on or before the last scheduled session of the course.
Prerequisite: (Must attend everyday of registered class.) The classes are blended learning lifeguard courses; access to internet is required to complete online portions of the course. All online portions are required to be completed by first day of class.

Admission

  • $3 Adults: 18 yrs – 59 yrs
  • $2 Children: 17 yrs & younger, and seniors 60 yrs & older
  • $24 Membership: Adults 18 yrs – 59 yrs (sold at facilities)
  • $16 Membership: Children 17 yrs & younger, and seniors 60 yrs & older (sold at facilities)

Guidelines

  • Lane Reservations must be made at least 24 hours in advance by calling the aquatic center during operational hours or online at cityofelpaso.perfectmind.com.
  • Reservations are only allowed for exercise purpose only.
  • No recreational swimming allowed until further notice.
  • Arrive early for temperature check and screening.
  • Lockers are currently not available for use.
  • Showers will be limited.

COVID-19 Screening

To ensure the safety of all visitors and staff, everyone entering the facility must go through the following COVID-19 screening process before lap swimming:

  • Body Temperature Check (If greater than 99°F you will be asked to wait for 15 minutes for a second attempt).
  • COVID-19 Signs & Symptoms Questionnaire

Centers

Water Parks

The City of El Paso is home to four fun and exciting water parks with free, on-site parking, a variety of delicious meals, snacks and beverages, and more.

For more information on these water parks, visit the EP Water Parks site.

Indoor Pools

Armijo Aquatic Center

Armijo Aquatic Center

911 S. Ochoa St. El Paso, TX 79901
(915) 212-0395

Opening Monday, August 15

Lap Swimming:

Monday – Thursday
5:00 am – 6:30 am, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday
5:00 am – 6:30 am, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday
6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Recreational Swimming:

Monday – Thursday
4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday
6:00 am – 12:00 pm

Delta Aquatic Center

Delta Aquatic Center

4451 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX 79905
(915) 212-0408

Currently Closed

Eastside Natatorium at The Beast

Eastside Natatorium at The Beast

13501 Jason Crandall El Paso, TX 79938
(915) 212-2427

Lap Swimming:

Monday – Friday
5:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday
6:00 am – 11:00 am

Recreational Swimming:

Saturday
12:00 – 2:00 pm

Hawkins Aquatic Center

Hawkins Aquatic Center

1500 Hawkins Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 594-8031

Opening Monday, August 15

Lap Swimming:

Monday – Thursday
5:00 am – 6:30 am, 8:30 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Friday
5:00 am – 6:30 am, 8:30 am – 11:00 am

Saturday
6:00 am – 11:00 am

Leo Cancellare Aquatic Center

650 Wallenberg Dr. El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 212-0458

Currently Closed

Marty Robbins Aquatic Center

Marty Robbins Aquatic Center

11600 Vista Del Sol Dr. El Paso, TX 79936
(915) 212-0428

Lap Swimming:

Monday – Thursday
5:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday
5:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday
6:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Recreational Swimming:

Friday
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Memorial Aquatic Center

Memorial Aquatic Center

3251 Copper Ave. El Paso, TX 79930
(915) 212-0424

Lap Swimming:

Monday/Tuesday
5:00 am – 7:00 am, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
5:00 am – 7:00 am – 8:30 am – 12:00 pm, 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Saturday
6:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Recreational Swimming:

Friday
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Pat O’Rourke Aquatic Center

Pat O’Rourke Aquatic Center

901 N. Virginia St. El Paso, TX 79902
(915) 212-0128

Currently Closed

Therapeutic & Instructional Aquatic Center

Therapeutic & Instructional Aquatic Center

9031 Viscount Blvd. El Paso, TX 79925
(915) 212-0714

Currently Closed

Veterans Aquatic Center

Veterans Aquatic Center

5301 Salem Dr. El Paso, TX 79924
(915) 212-0753

Lap Swimming:

Monday/Tuesday
5:00 am – 5:45 am, 7:00 am – 11:00 am, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Wednesday/Thursday/Friday
5:00 am – 5:45 am, 8:45 am – 11:00 am, 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday
6:00 am – 11:00 am, 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Recreational Swimming:

Friday
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Saturday
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Westside Natatorium

Westside Natatorium

650 Wallenberg Dr. El Paso, TX 79912
(915) 212-0458

Lap Swimming:

Monday – Friday
5:00 am – 12:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Saturday
6:00 am – 2:00 pm

Sunday
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

William W. Cowan Aquatic Center

William W. Cowan Aquatic Center

8100 Independence Dr. El Paso, TX 79907
(915) 860-2349

Opening Monday, August 15

Lap Swimming:

Monday – Thursday
5:00 am – 6:00 am, 8:00 am – 11:00 am, 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Friday
5:00 am – 6:00 am, 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Saturday
6:00 am – 11:00 am

Outdoor Pools

The three outdoor aquatic centers are open from Memorial Weekend to Labor Day Weekend.

Grandview Aquatic Center

Grandview Aquatic Center

3100 Jefferson Ave. El Paso, TX 79930
(915) 212-0571

Currently Closed

Nations Tobin Aquatic Center

Nations Tobin Aquatic Center

8831 Railroad Dr. El Paso, TX 79904
(915) 212-0551

Currently Closed

Pavo Real Aquatic Center

Pavo Real Aquatic Center

110 Presa Pl. El Paso, TX 79907
(915) 212-0475

Currently Closed

Programs

Lifegurad, CPR & First Aid Courses

As the City of El Paso continues to grow, participation in aquatic activities is also growing. With this growth comes the need for even more lifeguards and first responders in the El Paso region. The City of El Paso is proud to offer American Red Cross lifeguard, lifeguard review, and CPR/First Aid courses. The purpose of these courses is to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to prevent, recognize and respond to land or aquatic emergencies.

For more information on please click on the links below or call (915) 212-0397.

See Registration Information

Learn To Swim

Are you planning to better yourself in your swimming skills or trying to find an after-school program for your child? The City of El Paso is proud to offer Learn-To-Swim programs that teach varying abilities of how to swim and also basic skills of the sport water polo through splash ball. Using a logical progression, the Learn-to-Swim programs such as Parent & Baby, Preschool, Level 1-6, Adult Basics, and Splashball cover the knowledge and skills needed for aquatic skill development, which, in turn, leads to safer and better swimmers.

Register for Programs

Aquatics Fitness

Are you looking for an exciting way to get into shape, while using the qualities of water? The buoyancy that the water provides enables one to do aerobic exercises with minimum impact to the joints. Resistance of the water helps tone muscles and quickly build endurance. Movement of the joints is greatly improved in the water, making Adult Conditioning, Hydro Spinning, Water Aerobics, and Aqua Mats outstanding fitness programs to sign up for!

See Schedule and/or Register