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City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Foundation

Join COB PARD Park Helpers Organization help provide financial assistance for special programs, projects and facilities.

For more information on COB PARD Foundation or donations, vist our offices located at 1338 E. 8th Street Brownsville Texas

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Commemorative Gifts

You can help keep Brownsville an attractive place to live by donating a tree or a park bench to a Brownsville park. For park enthusiasts, a commemorative gift is a unique way to celebrate special events and family landmarks — births, retirements or anniversaries. It is also a touching way to express sympathy. You can honor the passing of a loved one with a memorial, while making a lasting contribution to the local environment.


Give a gift that grows! Trees not only memorialize events, but they are also your opportunity to improve the environment for future generations. You may have a tree planted, nurtured and cared for throughout its lifetime. If necessary, it will be replaced during the first year (at no additional cost). Trees are planted in spring and fall. Staff will work with you to choose an appropriate specimen and location. Prices start at $200 for a tree and $100 for a stone marker.


Give a gift with a view. Benches provide a place to rest and a peaceful moment to enjoy the natural beauty of our urban parks. Benches are crafted from steel and are designed to endure the elements. We can recommend the ideal park site for your bench to be placed. The cost of donating a bench is $1,500, and zinc plaques are an additional $200.


City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation asks you to consider supporting park and recreation services through your will or living trust. Or, name COB PARD as a beneficiary of your IRA, pension plan, or life insurance. A legacy bequest can be a modest donation or a substantial transfer of assets. More than 70 percent of Americans contribute to nonprofit groups during their lifetimes, yet fewer than 7 percent continue this support through a gift in their will or estate plan. When you make a planned gift, you continue to support services that are making an important difference in our community.

Cash Donations

What better way to show you care than to help Brownsville parks continue to develop and thrive for the benefit of our community? Cash donations to parks will be used for playground projects, environmental protection and rehabilitation, to provide open space and natural areas in our residential neighborhoods and to ensure a healthy wildlife habitat. Please contact us at 956-542-2064 for more information.