Community Partners

Through forming strong relationships within the community, El Paso County Parks is better able to serve all interests and abilities. 

The First Tee of Greater El Paso

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Our mission is to impact the lives of young people in the greater El Paso area by providing educational programs that promote character development, healthy habits and life-enhancing values through the game of golf.

The First Tee is part of an international non-profit youth organization where life skills and core values are taught through the game of golf. The First Tee of Greater El Paso, a chapter of the greater organization, was formed in 2008 by local golf professional and former LPGA Tour Player, Kristi Albers, with El Paso County’s support.

The First Tee of Greater El Paso offers a positive youth development program within our community, with nine core values learned, practiced and reinforced. These values provide a solid foundation of life skills and character values benefitting our youth and can be applied on the course, at home, in school and throughout their adult lives.

Core programming is conducted through our Clubhouse at Ascarate Golf Course in Central El Paso. 6900 Delta Drive 79905. Affiliate programming is conducted at Butterfield Trail Golf Club and Underwood Golf Course – Fort Bliss.

On Ascarate Golf Course, The First Tee of Greater El Paso’s participants play on the Delta Nine, a par 35 nine hole course, and the full size lighted driving range, chipping area and putting green. The First Tee of Greater El Paso also uses a 3,000 sq. foot clubhouse for classroom activities.

Ascarate Fishing Club

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The Ascarate Fishing Club is an all-volunteer non-profit (501-C-3) educational organization founded in 2004. The Club teaches kids, ages 3 to 16, the joys of fishing, ecological responsibility, and how to enjoy the outdoors.

The mission of the club is to generate interest in the sport of fishing by teaching area kids basic fishing techniques through club sponsored clinics as well as fishing events held at Ascarate Lake.

Along with experiencing the joy of fishing, the club hopes to promote an understanding and appreciation of nature and sustainable living.

The club conducts four “Kids Fishing” events per year at Ascarate Lake where the club provides fishing equipment, bait, T-shirts and food to every child who participates in the event, all free of charge.

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension

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AgriLife Extension demonstrates the latest technology and best practices to improve the state’s food and fiber system, which serves all Texas consumers and contributes nine percent of the gross domestic product. Texas 4-H, our primary youth program, engages some 600,000 youth in Texas every year in learning projects, leadership development, and community service. Extension brings the resources of the Texas A&M University System to El Paso. Through field based faculty, Extension provides unbiased, research-based information, educational programs, and technical assistance.