Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00am to 2:30pm
Earth Day 2023 - Presented by Eco El Paso & Ascarate Park
Saturday, April 22, 2023, from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
Earth Day is a celebration of the earth and our environment. It is a historical event that takes place every year. On Earth Day, we will remember how closely we are connected to the earth, as well as our responsibility to protect it. The purpose of Earth Day is to bring awareness to the environmental issues our planet faces and to promote solutions for a sustainable future. The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet” per Earthday.org.
Our event is in collaboration with Ascarate Park and the El Paso County Parks & Rec Department and will include a tree planting event, vendor expo at the Pavilion, along with April Pool activities at the Aquatic center. Usage and exploration of the entire park will be encouraged.
Environmentally conscious groups will be invited to attend. Please email our team to become a vendor: firstname.lastname@example.org
8:00am – 9:00am Vendor set up at Pavilion. Vendors will be encouraged to provide raffle items that will be drawn throughout the event
9:00am -10:30am Gates open to the public and groups are assigned to tree planting locations. The week prior to the event trees will be dropped off and stored on the trailer at the park for distribution on 4.22 for tree planting. Locations and holes will also be dug and set prior to the event date.
10:00am – 1:00pm Vendor booths are open for the public to visit. Parks staff will show a screening of “The Lorax” in the Pavilion, play “Learn to Recycle” Activity, and provide Face Painting, Rock painting, Flower Pot painting, and Scavenge hunt map.
Food Trucks open to the public
12:00pm -2:00pm April pool day activities water safety information stations, pool egg dive, dry land egg hunt
2:30pm Clean up and closing of the event