Whether you are planning a romantic date or quality family time, a picnic can be a perfect way to enjoy the outdoors. Many restaurants in El Paso are offering take-out, which makes it easier to plan a picnic. El Paso’s parks offer beautiful open areas with lovely vegetation, waterfront spaces, city views, and mountain views to set a charming mood. Pack a blanket, food, water, and explore one of these five El Paso picnic spots.
1. Ascarate Park
6900 Delta Dr. El Paso, TX 79905
Ascarate Park has a beautiful lake. Entry fee per car is free during the weekdays and $2 on the weekends. There is a gravel path around the lake that is 1.4 miles long. A waterfront and Franklin Mountains view makes an ideal picnic.
2. San Jacinto Plaza
114 W Mills Ave. El Paso, TX 79901
San Jacinto Plaza is located at the heart of Downtown El Paso. The plaza has green areas, paved paths, bridges, ping-pong tables, chess tables, and washoes. Enjoy a picnic surrounded by historic buildings and tree lights at dusk.
3. Memorial Park
1701 N Copia St. El Paso, TX 79930
Memorial Park provides an open grass space. It is a serene park with mild hills. The park is located in the historic Manhattan Heights community. It is a great park to host a picnic.
4. Tom Lea Upper Park
900 Rim Rd. El Paso, TX 79902
Tom Lea Upper Park is known for its magnificent mountain and city views. This is a spectacular park to have a picnic with a view.
5. Album Park
3110 Parkwood St. El Paso, TX 79925
Album Park’s sweeping green open areas are remarkable. The large trees provide a wide range of shade to enjoy a picnic in the outdoors.