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2012 Fall Community Cleanup Sat. Sept. 15, 2012 9am

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      Welcome to Billy Rogers Arroyo Park, a 75 acre natural area located near the heart of El Paso, between the Kern Place and Rim Road neighborhoods. It protects about a mile of the arroyo that extends from the South Franklin Mountains to the Rio Grande by way of the UTEP Campus.

        Friends of The Arroyo is a loose coalition of local residents and other concerned citizens who came together about thirty years ago in response to threats of development. Our efforts were rewarded in 2001 when this strip of city land was designated a nature preserve by El Paso City Council. State Senator Eliot Shapleigh, former Parks and Recreation Director Charles Nutter and veteran environmentalist John Sproul were a few of the people who made this possible. Recently the park was officially named Billy Rogers Arroyo Park in honor of the late Dr. Rogers, who was one of the park's most devoted supporters.

         Friends of The Arroyo Park Partnership, currently held by longtime Friend Matt Carroll, is responsible for cleanups and trail maintenance of the lower end of the park.

Mission Statement

        To encourage public enjoyment of Billy Rogers Arroyo Park by all lawful and mutually compatible means that are consistent with our core mission of preserving the physical integrity, natural vegetation, and wildlife of our park. To endeavor to co-operate with the El Paso Parks and Recreation Department, park support organizations and neighborhood residents in order to achieve these goals.


Park partnership is official as of 5-2-08.

Copyright 2008, Friends of The Arroyo