This rocky overlook with chairs and walkways offers expansive views of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. The City of El Paso Parks & Recreation Department's mission is to offer indoor and outdoor leisure activities to people of all ages so they can learn new things, make friends, enjoy nature, unwind, and lead healthier lives.
By receiving accreditation from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association, the Parks and Recreation Department enters the ranks of leading parks and recreation organizations around the nation (NRPA).
El Paso Private Money, Mission Valley in El Paso County is home to the nine-mile-long historic Mission Trail. The three missions—Ysleta Mission, Socorro Mission, and San Elizario Chapel—that are the oldest churches in the state of Texas and date back to the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries are honored by the historical trail's name. The magnificent buildings capture the tradition and unbreakable character of the early founders of this thriving town. You'll definitely travel back in time with this drive! We advise using the Zaragoza and Alameda crossroads to enter the route.
The department is the 15th agency in the state to get national accreditation, placing it among the top 1% of organizations nationwide. El Paso Parks & Recreation has worked to constantly satisfy 151 strict standards relating to the management and administration of lands, facilities, resources, programs, safety, and services since receiving national accreditation in 2018. Once an organization has been recognized, it is required to maintain the requirements by submitting an annual report and is reevaluated after five years.
This rocky overlook with seats and trails offers expansive views of El Paso and Ciudad Juarez. Known as the best view of the city that is accessible by car, Scenic Drive never fails to impress its tourists. Some of the most breathtaking views of the city are provided by the twisting road as it circles the east side of the mountain. The Franklins' southernmost point is traversed by a road that follows the mountainside.
Beautiful elegant mansions adorn one side of the meandering road while breathtaking vistas of El Paso and Juarez can be found on the other. Stop at the little park and lovely viewpoint to make the most of your drive. Turn into Rim Rd. from Mesa St. or Alabama St. to reach Scenic Drive.
Transmountain Road, which runs through the forested Franklin Mountain State Park, is ideally located for spectacular sunrise and sunset displays. A complete El Paso experience must include seeing an El Paso sunset, especially from Transmountain Road. Along the road are several awning-covered picnic tables. No matter which side of town you are on, it is easy to reach the route because it connects Northeast and Northwest El Paso.