Parks & Playgrounds

With year-round sun, the RGV offers a plethora of parks and playgrounds for the kids!

Parks in the RGV

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1201 South Inspiration Road, Mission, TX, USA

A Regional Park, which includes 12 picnic shelters, 2-acre pond with pier, 4 lighted baseball/softball fields, restrooms, playground, basketball courts, shuffle board courts, 3 lighted tennis courts, and a 2 mile walking trail.

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24133 Zapotec Street, San Benito Texas, 78586

El Ranchito Park is located near the intersection of Highway 281 and Park Ranch Road, just southeast of San Benito.  The newly constructed park offers a number of recreational elements and amenities such as regulation size little league multi-use field, full-sized soccer field, a walking trail, basketball court, playground, butterfly garden, benches, and picnic pavilions.    

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5201 N 29th St, McAllen, TX 78504, USA

Neighborhood park offering a splash pad, playground, restrooms, and pavilion with picnic tables. It is a summer meals site via the McAllen ISD summer feeding program. The park also has a skateboard park, tree-shaded trails, baseball field, sand volleyball court, and ample green space.

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33174 State Park Rd 100, South Padre Island, TX 78597, USA

Isla Blanca Park is located on the southernmost tip of South Padre Island and is the crown jewel of the Parks system. Entrance is $10/vehicle. Located within the park, there is over a mile of pristine beach along the Gulf of Mexico that offers an abundance of waterfront recreational facilities.  Our beachfront facilities make the clear gulf waters accessible to all. Isla Blanca Park offers two large beachfront pavilions with onsite food and beach rental concessions, ample parking, walking trail, jetties and surf fishing, a jetties bait stand, over 600 full hook-up R.V. sites, cabana rentals, tent sites, a boat ramp, numerous restroom/shower facilities and shaded picnic areas.  

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1000 TX-499 Loop, Harlingen, TX, USA

Park amenities include a 1.5 walking trail, 54 acres of wooded park land, nature trails, observation blind overlooking the Arroyo Colorado, restrooms, and a covered picnic area.

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1101 Rangerville Road, Harlingen, TX, USA

Park amenities include a 3/4 mile walking trail, 24 acres, playground, 3 soccer/athletic fields, park gazebo, 2 park pavilion, barbecue pits, restrooms 

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2501 S. Dixieland Road, Harlingen, TX, USA

This 20-acre park has a playground, 9-hole disc golf course, park pavilion, barbecue pit, City of Harlingen Reservoir and restrooms.  

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4515 East Harrison Avenue, Harlingen, TX, USA

Park amenities include a 1.2 walking trail, covered picnic shelters, soccer fields, restrooms, and a playground area.

3510 Old Port Isabel Road, Brownsville, TX, USA

Modern park with a water playground, sports facilities, walking trails & picnic areas.

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1921 N Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501, USA

McAllen Municipal Park and Pool is home to a 27-acre site with picnic facilities, a rubber floor toddler playground, older kid playground & an Olympic-size outdoor pool (see McAllen Parks and Rec aquatics site for more information on pool hours).

1155 East Polk Street, Brownsville, TX, USA

This small park is comprised of a basketball court, swing set, playground, and a picnic pavilion.  A portion of the basketball court has been modified to accommodate a skate ramp.

1325 South 77 Sunshine Strip, Harlingen, TX, USA

Park amenities include a 2-mile walking trail (one way), 11 acres, playground, picnic areas, and access to Arroyo Hike & Bike trail

4775 Austin Road, Brownsville, TX, USA

In the 3-acre park, you will find pavilions, basketball courts, spray park, community garden, and playground.  

El Centro Cultural La Esperanza Park
2100 Gregory Avenue, Brownsville, TX, USA

El Centro Cultural is located at 2100 Gregory Avenue, in the Colonia of Cameron Park, Brownsville, Texas.  The Center offers a wide variety of social services and educational programs to the community such as: GED, ESL, home economics, family counseling, assistance with CHIP, Medicaid and Medicare and employment placement assistance.   The Center also offers a children’s books library and reading room.

La Esperanza Community Park is located adjacent to El Centro Cultural. The park also offers a walking trail, playground, picnic pavilion, lighted soccer field, basketball court pavilion and an outdoor basketball court.  

2100 West University Boulevard, Brownsville, TX, USA

Lincoln Park is 48 acres.  This park hosts a variety of program options that include nature center, baseball fields, basketball courts, playgrounds, and hiking trails.  Located just outside the University of Texas RGV, the park provides a breath of fresh greenery and open space alongside the local urban landscape.

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400 West Harding Avenue, Harlingen, TX, USA

This Harlingen park has 9 acres, an inclusive//handicap accessible playground, a covered picnic shelter, and access to the Arroyo Hike & Bike trail.

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235 E. Michigan Ave. Port Isabel, TX 78578

Bejarano McFarland Memorial Park is located in the colonia of Laguna Heights, within the city limits of Port Isabel. The park is approximately 2.0 acres in size and borders the Laguna Madre bay.  The amenities offered at the park consist of a Bird Watch Overlook with interpretative signs that extend 110 feet into the Laguna Madre, outdoor basketball court, playground, multi-purpose trail, a large picnic pavilion with bbq pits and a butterfly garden.  

2900 Sarah Avenue, McAllen, TX, USA

Sports enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the lighted softball/baseball, football, and soccer fields, a jogging trail, a lighted basketball pavilion, lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and aquatic facilities. Exciting playground equipment is also available in the 27-acre park.

1000 South Ware Road, McAllen, TX, USA

The 37-acre green space houses a softball complex & playgrounds, plus picnic areas and 4 BBQ pavilions. Also the site of Movies in the Park during the summer months.

1414 South Conway Avenue, Mission, TX, USA

5-mile Hike and Bike Trail, which includes Asphalt-Covered Trail, 2 Bridges, Parking Lot for up to 30 vehicles, a group Pavilion and Bike dirt trails.

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