The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) offers
high quality recreational opportunities to the citizens of the City of
Brownsville. Beginning with the construction of Washington Park in 1919,
the City of Brownsville continues to play an important role in the
quality of life that Brownsville's citizens and visitors enjoy.
The Department is staffed by over 110 full and part time personnel assigned to 8 divisions:
Brownsville Sports Park,
Brownsville Events Center
Brownsville Golf Center
Ringgold Civic Pavilion
Historic City Cemetery.
Parks, Trails, Fields & Other Facilities
The Department manages 34 parks encompassing over 1,000 acres of parkland, features 32 miles of hike/bike trails, 3 gymnasiums and pools, 50 buildings and structures, over 55 athletics fields, and the Catherine Stillman Dog Park.
Brownsville PARD has recently become one of the fastest growing Parks and Recreation Departments in the State of Texas and boasts several facilities that have received state recognition. With an increased amount of community volunteers and fund raising events such as our KaBOOM playground build sponsored by BlueCross BlueShield of Texas and the National Recreation and Parks Society Crowdfunding grant for a disc golf course at Monte Bella Park, the department has been able to provide more community outreach.
On any given day, city residents and visitors can watch or participate
in soccer, baseball, football, softball, mountain biking, golf,
volleyball, kickball, swimming, disc golf, hike and bicycling our ever
expanding beautiful trail system.
"The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department provides
clean, safe, memorable environments in accordance with maintenance
standards that exceed users' expectations and provide an enjoyable
Please help to keep our parks from being vandalized. Sadly some people had little better to do than destroy some new benches, bike rack, and sandbox cover at the KaBOOM Site Prax Orive Jr. Park. For your information, all parks have a curfew at 10 p.m., Sunday - Thursday; and 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. Please report disturbances at 956-548-7000.