Franklin Hills Park is located on the west slope of the Franklin Mountains in El Paso, Texas. This community park was designed around an existing arroyo surrounded by residential neighborhoods and an El Paso public school.
The goal of Sites Southwest Landscape Architects and the community developer was to preserve as much extant desert as possible, while maximizing the use of already disturbed areas for park lands. The protection of the native Chihuahuan desert and utilization of storm water is a central theme for the facility. Amenities in the park include a playground, plaza, walking trail, enhancement of an existing parking lot and an amphitheater.
This project will be certified by Texas Parks and Wildlife as a “Texas Wildscape.”