The park is also experiencing transitions as we prepare to welcome back one of our own from his nearly year-long absence while attending police academy. Jonathan Murphy will be back on the mountain soon and will bring with him passion and enthusiasm. He will not only be protecting and serving the park and visitors, but also be integrated into leading additional park programs. And as we eagerly welcome one ranger back, we are also preparing to say goodbye to another; Richie Sanchez has infused this park with positive energy and given it a tune up with the monthly mountain bike rides that he’s led over the past year. We are overjoyed, though, for this new chapter in Ranger Richie’s life as he will soon embark on the journey of marriage and school. Congratulations to both Jonathan and Richie on your accomplishments!
Another transition that comes with the spring season is the more frequent migrations of your rangers down from the mountains and into the city. The park presence will begin being noticed more and more throughout the community during spring and into summer as schools continue to invite your rangers out to career fairs, science project contests and science fairs, and summer camps. We also will be participating in many of the Earth Day festivities throughout El Paso during the month of April.
The park programs are also preparing to transition to our warm weather and summer fun activities like mine tours, astronomy programs and mysteries of the night hikes. You can find the calendar of events on our Texas Parks and Wildlife website by visiting this link
Barrel Cactus and blooms
Photo taken by: Adrianna Weickhardt
For all of our guided park programs, one must have a reservation to participate. Make your reservations by calling: (915) 566-6441. You can also share your photographs and keep up with the daily activity at our park by visiting the Franklin Mountains State Park facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/FranklinMountainsSP?ref=hl.
If you are interested in being added to the email list to receive the monthly park event flyers, please contact: Adrianna.firstname.lastname@example.org