Friday, April 4, 2008

Scenic Sundays!

Our neighborhood couldn't be luckier. This Sunday begins Scenic Sundays when Scenic Drive from Rim Road to Alabama will be closed from 6 to Noon. We don't have to drive to begin our scenic walk, bike ride or run. All we have to do is step out our front doors, take a deep breath, and join in the fun. There couldn't be a better first entry for our new Newman Park blog. Here's the official Press Release from the City:

City Kicks Off Summer-long Scenic Sundays Event

The City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, District 2 Rep. Susie Byrd and District 1 Rep. Ann Lilly this Sunday will officially open Scenic Sundays, a summer-long event where El Pasoans, their families and pets are invited to walk, jog, skate and bike along Scenic Drive.

Beginning April 6 and lasting through August 31, Scenic Drive, from Rim Road to Alabama Street, will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with barriers provided by J.A.R. Concrete. The El Paso Police Department will have officers patrolling the route to ensure all participants can safely enjoy the event.

Last year’s Ciclovia, which opened Rim Road for residents to enjoy to a host of outdoor activities, was a tremendous success with over 5,000 participants in its one-month span. Scenic Sundays will extend that unique opportunity for Sun City residents to enjoy El Paso’s beautiful weather and breathtaking scenery throughout the summer months.

District 1 Rep. Ann Lilly, District 8 Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Parks and Recreation Open Space Coordinator Shamori Whitt all were instrumental in organizing Ciclovia and Scenic Sundays and they will be available for interviews as Rep. Byrd is attending a conference in Austin this weekend.

Please help us promote this exciting event. For more information, contact Rene Leon with Rep. Byrd’s office at (915) 541-4996, or at


Rinski said...

Thanks for creating this blog and promoting neighborhood activities. Will you please open discussion for other quality of life issues? How is that done? I'm new to this.

Jim Tolbert said...

If you have ideas for the blog, just email me directly at Discussions can be best opened up from our Google Group.