El Paso Sports Park getting makeover

Updated: Monday, August 19 2013, 10:15 PM MDT
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By: Melissa Gundersen
EL PASO, Texas -- The El Paso County Sports Park in far east El Paso finally gets the thumbs up to move forward with renovations.

Renovations might be taking a little longer than some people hoped, but Monday county commissioners announced they have smoothed out some bumps with the county's contractor. That means the project can finally move forward.

Currently, people who come to the Sports Park have six fields to play on.

"We probably need more baseball fields. There are a lot of young kids particularly on the east side," said east El Paso resident Ken Ouse.

Ouse is in luck. Commissioner Carlos Leon said the remaining four fields within the sports center will be renovated within the next 90 days, giving people more options.

"It's been a long road so we're hoping that well get a completion date, it'll be done and there will be some people playing on those fields," said Leon.

The Sports Park's club house will also get a makeover. Commissioners said this is part of the second and final phase of renovations to the park.

Altogether, it's a nearly $7 million project that many people have been anxiously waiting for.

"More attractions attract more people. We're going to get more out of town people playing with kids. It's good," said Ivan Gardea, east side resident.

Renovations are expected to be complete in November.

Leon mentioned the possibility of boosting the areas attractions even more by building additional restaurants and shops around the sports park in the future.

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