Recreation


Fort Bliss MWR provides outstanding facilities for sports, fitness, leisure and more. Whether you're looking for a place to work out or a place to relax, we've got you covered. Want to know more about any of the programs below? Contact us at (915) 568-6741 or email blissmwr@gmail.com.

Click here to view the policy regarding use of fitness facilities by youth

Click here to view the physical fitness center SOP


Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor play spots in the greater surrounding landscape of Fort Bliss, west Texas and southern New Mexico were born from small bands of outdoor professionals and enthusiasts. Your Fort Bliss outdoor recreation experts at Southwest Adventure continue that tradition. We provide several high and low intensity activities which offer Soldiers, veterans, friends and Family, enlisted or otherwise, the chance to get out and explore, meet new people,learn new skills, challenge themselves and relax. This upcoming season we are offering big multiday trips to Canyonlands National Park, the Chiricahua National Monument, and Colorado area ski destinations.

In addition Southwest Adventure's guided trips and activities, we also have an equipment rental program, Biggs Paintball, Tango Tower, and 9 portable disc golf baskets. If there something you need help with to plan your own adventure, just let us know and we will help you out!

The Southwest Adventure headquarters is located at the Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center, Bldg. 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss. To learn more, call (915) 744-1532.

Aquatics
Fort Bliss Family and MWR operates three aquatics centers: one indoor facility, one outdoor facility and one children's splash park.

Replica Aquatic Center
Bldg. 5035 Dickman Road, Fort Bliss
(915) 568-7431

Community Pool
Bldg. 251 Club Road, Fort Bliss
Currently closed for the season
(915) 568-7431

Biggs Splash Park
Bldg. 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd., East Fort Bliss
Currently closed for the season
(915) 744-8087

 

 


More Sports + Fitness Programs
The Intramurals program, group fitness classes, Strength and Conditioning/Fitness programs and Mission Essential Fitness offer more ways to have fun, get in shape and test your competitive spirit.

Intramurals
The Fort Bliss Intramural Sports calendar encompasses 44 sports and special events. The Intramural Sports Program supports the participation of approximately 6,900 active-duty military personnel.

Group Fitness
The Fort Bliss Sports Division offers a wide variety of classes to help you stay in shape. Schedules are posted monthly for group exercise classes at Soto Gym, Stout Gym and the Tennis Club and Fitness Zone.

Strength + Conditioning / Fitness
The Strength and Conditioning/Fitness program offers personal training, performance training, a "Biggest Loser" program, the Civilian Fitness Program and many more ways to get you in peak performance mode.

Mission Essential Fitness
Mission Essential Fitness is training that conditions Soldiers to perform their mission in any operational environment. Tired of the same old programs promising results? Mission Essential Fitness works!

Leisure activities and skills development
Whether you're hanging out at the park, looking for a weekend getaway through Leisure Travel or learning to change your oil, you can do it all with the help of Family and MWR..

Biggs Park
Enjoy the paintball field or Tango Tower climbing tower, or make use of of volleyball, basketball and softball fields, two tennis courts, a 1.2-mile track, multiple playgrounds, horseshoe pits and more.

Bldg. 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd., East Fort Bliss
Monday-Sunday: 10am-5pm
(915) 744-8087

Auto Crafts
Let the professionals handle the job, or do it yourself in one of 11 bays with lifts, 5 bays without or 1 pit.

Bldg. 820 Holbrook Road, Fort Bliss
Full Service: Monday-Friday 8am-5pm
Do-it-yourself: Wednesday-Friday noon-9pm
Saturday 8am-5pm • Sunday 10am-6pm
(915) 568-7280

Framing Bliss
Framing Bliss has one of only two certified picture framers in the El Paso area, and offers framing classes and do-it-yourself capabilities, along sports memorabilia and collectibles for sale and a coffee bar.

Bldg. 820 Holbrook Road, Fort Bliss
Tuesday-Thursday + Saturday: 10am-5pm
Friday: 10am-6pm
(915) 568-5563

RV Park
With 133 pull-through, full-hookup spaces, electricity, water and sewer conveniences, a community bath house, private bathrooms and 2 laundry facilities, the RV Park is a home away from home.

Bldg. 4130 Ellerthorpe Ave., Fort Bliss
Monday-Friday: 8am-4pm
Saturday-Sunday, holidays: 8am-3pm
(915) 568-0106

ITR / Leisure Travel
To help you get away from it all, Leisure Travel has your vacation getaway. Leisure Travel offers discounted hotel reservations, travel information and local trips and tours. Three locations to serve you!

Main Office, Roberto Loeza Soldier Activity Center
Bldg. 20732 Constitution Ave., East Fort Bliss
Monday-Friday: 10am-6pm
Saturday: 10am-1pm
Sunday and holidays: Closed

Visitor's Center at Freedom Crossing
Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm, closed from 2-2:30pm (915) 569-6446

Mickelsen Library
Mickelsen Community Library offers more than 35,000 books on all types of subjects, including fiction; more than 90 magazines and newspapers; a reference section; interlibrary loan services; Internet access and printer services; and more. A separate children's section brings out the bookworm in kids and young adults, and offers story times from little ones ages 2-6. You must have a valid military ID or DoD civlian ID to borrow materials.

Located in Wing E of Bldg. 2, Sheridan Road
Monday-Friday 8am-6pm
Saturday 9am-6pm
(915) 568-6156


Recreation News

Biggs Laser Tag

Who's afraid of the dark? Enjoy night laser tag for all ages at Biggs Park. Southwest Adventure has the gear ... you just show up!

BIGG Laser Tag is scheduled for the following days:

                
  • Friday, March 21
  • Friday, April 11
  • Friday, April 25
  • Friday, May 2
  • Friday, June 6
  • Friday, June 27

The fun starts at 8 p.m. and ends at 11:30 p.m. Admission costs $10 per person and includes equipment rental.

Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss.

To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming Southwest Aventure activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

Tower Day at Tango Tower

Reach new heights during Tower Day at Biggs Park! Daily tickets are $6.00 which includes unlimited climbing that day. Tower Day takes place: 

•Saturday, April 5

•Saturday, May 17

•Saturday, June 7

Tower Days run from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The Tango Tower is a 50-foot tall, six-sided structure with over 20 different high elements, giving participants a multitude of choices. Tower Day is open to climbers ages 6 and older; no reservations are required. All needed equipment is provided.

Biggs Park is located at 11388 Sergeant Major Blvd. on East Fort Bliss. For more information, call (915) 744-1532.

Tube the Rio

Spend a lazy day on the Rio Grande when you head to New Mexico for a river tubing event with the outdoor recreation department!

Our outdoor recreation experts are headed to high water on Saturday, June 21 for a day of carefree fun. The trip costs $12 per person and includes transportation, equipment rental and guide services.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.

To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming outdoor recreation activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

River Float and Festival

Head over to Las Cruces and spend a lazy day on the river. Enjoy tubing down the Rio Grande and enjoy a festival at the end. 

Our outdoor recreation experts are hitting the river Saturday, June 14 for a day of carefree fun. The River Float and Festival trip costs $10 per person and includes transportation, equipment rental and guide services.

Tickets must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732 Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss.

To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming outdoor recreation activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.

Easter-avaganza Color Explosion and Holiday Parade

Join Family and MWR for the biggest Easter celebration this side of the Mississippi! We're laying out a warm welcome for the Easter Bunny with the Easter-avaganza Color Explosion and Holiday Parade Saturday, April 19. The fun runs from noon-4pm at Biggs Park on East Fort Bliss. The parade starts at noon at the front of Biggs Park and will follow a route that is approximately one mile long. Pre-register your parade group today at www.blissmwr.com/easter.

Take part in the Easter parade with decorated strollers, bikes, scooters, wagons and more ... the sky is the limit, as long as your vehicle is non-motorized. No motorized vehicles will be allowed along the parade route. Pets are allowed along the parade route, but not inside Biggs Park. Parade pre-registration is encouraged - it helps us allot the right amount of time for the parade, and plan the correct amount of security to keep everyone safe while we're having fun. Fill out the form at www.blissmwr.com/easter to pre-register. Please arrive before the start time to line up for the parade.

Once you're in the park, enjoy free color explosions and free photos with the Easter Bunny. Get creative and have fun with colorful games and crafts presented by Fort Bliss family readiness groups - all proceeds raised will benefit the FRGs' unit funds.

Take advantage of the beautiful spring weather and pack up your picnic basket for a family picnic! No glass containers or alcoholic beverages are allowed. There will also be food and beverage vendors on hand.

Easter-avaganza is generously sponsored by USAA and Viva Auto Group. Coolers, picnic baskets, lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Pets, glass containers and alcoholic beverages are prohibited. No ATM located inside park. For more information, call (915) 588-8247.

Family Camping at White Sands

Load up your family and head out to experience one of nature’s wonders when you join Fort Bliss Outdoor Recreation for a family camping excursion to White Sands National Monument in New Mexico. Trips are scheduled for April 12-13, May 17-18, and June 14-15.

For just $10 per person or $35 per family, campers will enjoy games in the sand, camping under the stars, hamburgers and hotdogs and any camping equipment required. Campers will provide their own transportation and meet at the park and pay their own park entrance fees. Active-duty military families are eligible for free annual national park passes. Visit www.nps.gov for more information.

Tickets for this trip must be purchased in advance and can be obtained at the Loeza Soldier Activity Center, 20732Constitution Ave. on East Fort Bliss. To learn more, visit blissmwr.com/southwestadventure or call (915) 744-1532. Keep tabs on upcoming Outdoor Recreation activities by joining them on Facebook at facebook.com/blissodr.