Parks & Playgrounds

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

Parks in the RGV

Rating
Featured/Unfeatured
Claimed/Unclaimed
El Ranchito Community Park San Benito.png
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.    

Los Fresnos Community Park.jpg
402 W Ocean Blvd, Los Fresnos, TX 78566, USA

Skateboarding! Little League! Basketball! Park also has a concrete walking trail, covered pavilion, for lots of Family fun! Community Park is located in the heart of Los Fresnos on Highway 100. It is the city’s oldest park, but new facilities added in 2012 continue to make this a favorite spot. It includes picnic areas, a playground, and a water‐spraying splash pad. Benches in the shade of a tall tree make a perfect spot to read a good book because the Whipple Memorial Library is just next door.

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.

401 South Bentsen Road, McAllen, TX, USA

This cute neighborhood park is perfect for your littles! It has a low playground, shaded pavilion, walking path, basketball court and sand volleyball area. 

4775 Austin Road, Brownsville, TX, USA

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

McAllen Nature Center.jpg
4101 West Business 83, McAllen, TX
Enjoy 1.5 miles of winding trails through 33 acres of native Tamaulipan Thornscrub habitat. The McAllen Nature Center is home to over 220 species of birds and 90 species of butterflies. Endangered species include the Texas Indigo Snake (non-venemous) and the Texas Tortoise.
Admission is $1 per person suggested donation. All visitors are required to sign in with site staff. Trail maps are available at the visitor welcome center.
zinniasplash.jpg
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.

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

rangerville park harlingen.JPG
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 

Arroyo Park Harlingen.JPG
1101 East New Hampshire Street, Harlingen, TX, USA

This park has a 2-mile walking trail, 29 acres, 2 baseball fields, 2 soccer fields, nature trails with scenic overlooks of the Arroyo Colorado, a playground, a volleyball area, a covered picnic shelter, restrooms, access to Arroyo Hike & Bike trail, and an exercise circuit.

Palmview.jpg
3401 Jordan Road West, McAllen, TX, USA

This spot in South McAllen has everything! It’s located at the Palmview Community Center, so there’s a branch library, gym, as well as the outdoor facilities. The splash pad is very interactive, and has restrooms and picnic tables with shade. It’s also a summer meals location through the McAllen ISD summer feeding program. The playground is perfect for kids 5-12. There are some high slides and steep drops for the little ones. There’s also a walking path, exercise equipment, basketball court and skate park. 

1822 North Shary Road, Mission, TX, USA

An 18.5 acre Community Park, which includes a 7/8-mile Jogging Trail, Playground with rock/gravel floor, Pond with a Pier, Picnic Pavilion and Tables, Football/Soccer Field, Restrooms, Open Play Area and Dog Park. Park also houses a local fire station, the Boys and Girls Club and Bannworth Pool.

harlingen soccer complex.jpg
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.

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.

DeanPorterPark.jpg
501 East Ringgold Street, Brownsville, TX 78520, USA
Located across from the world-renowned Gladys Porter Zoo, Dean Porter Park is Brownsville’s most intensely developed park. 
 
A handful of civic buildings – the Camille Playhouse, the Ringgold Civic Pavilion, the Children’s Museum and the Costumes of the Americas Museum – are built along historic Town Resaca. From the buildings a lighted boardwalk with picnic tables lines the resaca, perfect for fishing and bird watching. 
 
The 25-acre park also contains Sam’s Memorial Pool, with a children’s spray park; two playgrounds, a fitness trail, and several large and small picnic pavilions. 
 
With all of these features, Dean Porter Park continues to be one of the finest, well kept, and most diverse urban parks in the country.
1300 Zinnia Avenue, McAllen, TX, USA

Bill Schupp Park is a great park for any age! It has an outer fitness trail, multiple playgrounds, bathrooms, picnic tables and shade trees. 

Brownsville Sports Park.jpg
1000 Sports Park Boulevard, Brownsville, TX, USA
This new and innovative sports park is the largest of its kind in the Rio Grande Valley. Accommodations include practices, league play, camps, tournaments and large events with over 200,000 visitors. It’s a safe, specialized venue for participants and spectators of various organized sports and home to the most competitive sports leagues for athletes of all ages. 
 
Amenities include:
  • 10 Full-Sized Lighted Multi-Sports Fields
  • 5 Full-Sized Lighted Softball Baseball Fields
  • 5 Sand Volleyball Courts
  • 3 Outdoor Basketball Courts
  • 2 Lakes (.75 acre North & 5 acre South)
  • 1 Full-Sized Lighted Multi-Sports Turf Field
  • 1 BMX Bike & RC Dirt Track
  • 1 Skate Park Concrete Bowl (16,000 ft)
  • 1 Walking/Jogging Asphalt Trail (2.5 miles)
  • 1 Playground Area
Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 2.22.25 PM.png
1207 South Central Avenue, Brownsville, TX, USA

Morningside Park features 41 acres and consists of baseball fields, kickball fields, soccer fields, playgrounds, and pavilions.  This park is a major destination for recreational sports. It also has a waterfront boardwalk perfect for bird-watching. 

Screen Shot 2019-01-28 at 2.24.26 PM.png
104 El Paso Road, Brownsville, TX, USA

Amenities available at this 24-acre park include outdoor playing fields, basketball and tennis courts, children’s playgrounds and concessions. A recreation building with a multi-purpose gymnasium and swimming pool are available.

Showing 1 - 20 of 51 results