Fun activity along the Playa Drain Trail

March 29, 2023

Get Fit on the Playa event was recently held on the newest section of the Playa Drain Trail. More than 200 participants walked and biked along the newly completed section between Yarborough Drive and Knights Drive. Participants received tips on the importance of stretching and staying hydrated along the way. Other fun activities included jump rope and hula hoop stations. The City of El Paso completed this section in the fall of 2022 and is working on another section near Ysleta High School. Once this section is complete, the Playa Drain Trail will be 8.3 miles.

Learn more about the trail at or visit them on Facebook at pasodelnortetrail to stay connected with upcoming events and activities.

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PDNHF Priority Area: Healthy Living

To support efforts that promote positive behaviors to prevent disease including healthy eating, physical activity, smoking/vaping prevention, and positive opportunities for youth.

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PDNHF Initiative: Physical Activity

Regular physical activity is associated with positive health outcomes across the lifespan. In addition to decreasing people’s risk of chronic disease, physical activity improves cognitive function in youth, reduces anxiety and depression, and improves sleep. Despite these benefits, many do not engage in the recommended amount of daily physical activity. The Health Foundation’s stake in physical activity began in the early 2000’s with Walk El Paso. More recently, the Health Foundation constructed the Playa Drain Trail demonstration project and has partnered with regional stakeholders for the development of the Paso del Norte Trail network. Other areas of emphasis include the promotion of physical activity through educational programs, campaigns, and trail and park use.

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