Parks & Recreation


Parks and Trails are open, but all amenities remain closed.
We've come this far, we can make it the rest of the way! Parks are open, but amenities are still closed. Let's get through this by following the rules of the 12th declaration so we can reopen them fully.  

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PARD Re-Opening Plan:  In an effort to flatten the curve of COVID-19 and continue to deliver critical services to you, the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department has created and established a Continuity Plan. Below is a roundup of measures that PARD may consider taking to ensure the continuity of operations as we respond to the COVID-19 public health emergency. NOTE:  Any measures in the most current local disaster declaration supersede any specifics outlined in this plan.



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.

Office Locations

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

Sam’s Pool || (956) 542-0949
501 E. Ringgold Street, Brownsville, TX 78521 

Brownsville Events Center || (956) 554-3886
1 Events Center Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78526 

Ringgold Civic Pavilion || (956) 547-6850
501 E. Ringgold Street, Brownsville, TX 78520


  • Athletics
  • Aquatics
  • Brownsville Events Center
  • Brownsville Golf Center
  • Brownsville Sports Park
  • Parks and Trails
  • Recreation and Events
  • Ringgold Civic Pavilion
  • 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) 542-2064
Work Cellphone: (956) 525-3442

Yolanda Perez || Community Center Coordinator at Ringgold Civic Pavilion
Office Phone: (956) 547-6850
Work Cellphone: (956) 212-0678