Parks & Recreation
The public is welcome to enjoy time outdoors with activities such as: exercising, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, strolling, bird watching, and dog walking.
Currently only 8 park locations have opened playground amenities, two parks locations per district (Brownsville has 4 districts).
District 1 Ruiz Park (2550 Ruiz St.)
District 2 Central Ave Park (25 N. Central Ave.)
District 4 Edelstein Park ( 1155 Polk St.)
Occupancy and age limits are posted at playgrounds, along with bilingual signage asking families to take safety precautions before visiting parks and or trails.
PRO TIP: Plan ahead. All public restrooms and amenities are closed. Use the restroom at home before you visit a park or plan for a shorter trip. Pack for an outing, make sure you have your essentials: bring own water bottle, sanitizer, wipes, etc.
Please continue to follow all health and safety guidelines. Wear face coverings and practice social distancing. If you do not feel well, please stay home. For more information, please call (956) 546-HELP.
The mission of the Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department is to directly contribute to the City’s quality of life by providing exceptional programs, facilities, parks and trails while celebrating and preserving the community’s natural and cultural heritage.
The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) offers quality valued assets and programs to the community through a variety of services that enhance Brownsville’s quality of life, economic value, and sense of community. The PARD manages 40 parks encompassing over 1,000 acres of parkland, features 32 miles of hike/bike trails, 3 gymnasiums and 2 public pools, 50 buildings and structures, over 55 athletics fields, and the Catherine Stillman Dog Park. The Department also offers exceptional recreation programming for all ages in the areas of aquatics, athletics, golf, youth enrichment, and special events.
Downtown Recreation Center || (956) 542-2064
1338 E 8th St. Brownsville, TX 78520
City Plaza || (956) 542-2064
1034 E Levee Street, Brownsville, TX 78520
Brownsville Sports Park || (956) 574-6650
1000 Sporks Park Boulevard, Brownsville, TX 78526
Gonzalez Park Urban Center || (956) 657-6857
34 Tony Gonzalez Dr., Brownsville, TX 78520
Sams Pool || (956) 542-0949
501 E. Ringgold Street, Brownsville, TX 78521
Brownsville Events Center || (956) 554-3886
1 Events Center Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526
- Brownsville Events Center
- Brownsville Golf Center
- Brownsville Sports Park
- Parks and Trails
- Recreation and Events
- Old City Cemetery
- Parks Advisory Board
- Brownsville Beautification Committee
- Keep Brownsville Beautiful
Damaris McGlone || Director of Parks & Recreation
Office Phone: (956) 547-6870
Work Cellphone: (956) 243-7970
Graciela Salazar || Assistant Director of Parks & Recreation
Office Phone: (956) 547-6855
Work Cellphone: (956) 551-2770
Ray Arellano || Brownsville Sports Park Superintendent
Office Phone: (956) 547-6750
Work Cellphone: (956) 832-4634
Daniel Salinas || Parks Maintenance Manager
Office Phone: (956) 547-6873
Work Cellphone: (956) 346-2703
Nayade Garza || Administrative Supervisor
Office Phone: (956) 547-6874
Work Cellphone: (956) 551-9458
Isabel Gaucin || Brownsville Golf Center Manager
Office Phone: (956) 541-2582
Work Cellphone: (956) 459-2825
Sigifredo Zavala || Aquatic & Compliance Coordinator
Office Phone: (956) 547-6856
Work Cellphone: (956) 525-3442