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Ascarate Park to be closed for July 4th out of virus concerns

An entrance to El Paso County's Ascarte Park.

EL PASO, Texas -- El Paso County is closing Ascarate Park on Independence Day holiday in an effort to reduce coronavirus spread, officials announced Tuesday.

The golf course would remain open for the fourth, officials said, but only for golfers who already have a reserved tee time.

Ascarate Park had re-opened in May with walking/biking trails, fishing, kayaking and handball courts - but it has been the occasional target of social distancing complaints. Those park amenities will all be shut down on the 4th of July.

Officials noted that all other county parks remained closed, with no social gatherings or use of picnic shelters, basketball courts or sport fields allowed until further notice.

A full list of restrictions and guidelines for both Ascarate Park and Ascarate Golf Course can be found at

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Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.


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