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Posted on: May 3, 2019

Kids to Parks Day

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Kids to Parks Day – celebrated annually on the third Saturday of May – is a national day of play that connects kids and families with their local, state, and national park.  Kids to Parks Day is an opportunity to cultivate fut...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

Free Fishing Classes at BEC

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Free Fishing classes will be offered during the month of May at the Brownsville Events Center.  Online registration available now at cob.recdesk.com

Enjoy a quick fishing lesson that covers knots, hooks, lures bait & tackle, rods & reels, ...

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Posted on: May 1, 2019

Harmony School and Parks and Recreation to host Special Needs Craft event

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Together with the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department, Harmony School of Innovation Art and Special Education Teachers to host Special Needs Craft event.

Special Needs Children and their Families are invited to a morning of FREE Mother's Da...

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Posted on: April 22, 2019

Home Is Where Your Roots Are: A Healthy Trees Workshop

Retired Now What:  Healthy Trees Workshop at Downtown Rec Center

Retired...Now What presents Home Is Where Your Roots are.  City Forester, Roy Reyes will be presenting a free workshop at the Downtown Rec Center on April 30, 2019 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.The workshop will cover topics such as planting and pr...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

Help select the colors for the Brownsville 2020 Census Logo.

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Brownsville Census 2020 Logo Color Survey

We need your feedback, help us select the colors for the Brownsville 2020 Census logo.Every vote counts! Results will be presented to the Brownsville City Commission at the next meeting on 4/16/2019.Necesitamos sus...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

Park Day 2019

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Two events combined make for an excellent effort to help the community.  

Park Day is an annual event that brings history enthusiasts together in an effort to help keep our nation’s heritage not only preserved, but pristine.

Since 1996, the America...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

The Great American Clean UP

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The Great American Clean Up / TxDOT Trash Off is a city wide community clean up effort that consist of gathering of litter, abating graffiti, recycling, and beautifying Brownsville. Registration starts at 8 am followed by a intense clean up which will con...

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Posted on: April 2, 2019

Star Wars fans to celebrate May 4th at Linear Park

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Rebel Fest: A Star Wars Festival is set for May 4th at Linear Park.  Fans of the galactic series are invited to attend.

This is a special night for rebels, jedis, wookies, siths, droids, first order troopers, clones, ewoks, jawas, etc.  E...

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Posted on: April 1, 2019

STX Taco Fest at BSP

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The STX Taco Festival & Competition offers the greatest collection of Taco Chefs in the region, alongside live music, games, beer & wine tastings, carnival rides and so much more. Presented by the Brownsville Sports Park, STX Taco Fest promises to...

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Posted on: March 31, 2019

Opening Day Rails to Trails

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Opening Day for Trails-Brownsville April 13, 2019

People should meet up at:

San Fernando Building1114 E. Adams StreetBrownsville, TX 78520.Saturday, April 13, 20198 a.m.-11 a.m.Whether you're a regular or a first-timer on the trail, stop by to:🚲 Go for a b...

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Posted on: March 31, 2019

Earth Fest at Linear Park 2019

Earth Fest at Linear Park

Earth Fest is set for Saturday, April 27 at Linear Park from 9 am to 12 pm at Linear Park ( E. 6th Street & Ringgold St). There will be music, food, games, artisan vendors, and earth friendly activities for all ages.  Admission to ev...

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Posted on: March 29, 2019

Easter Egg Hunt at BSP

Easter Egg Hunt at BSP 2019

Thursday, April 18, 2019  from 6 PM to 8 PM you are going to want to hop on over to the Brownsville Sports Park for some egg-cellent fun!   Enjoy mobile recreation activities and all candy inside the eggs!  Mak...

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Posted on: March 28, 2019

New event: Beggin'-n-Eggs Easter Egg Hunt

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Join us for this egg-cellent spring event!   It is a FURST of it's kind for City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department.

Owners will have great fun as dogs enjoy sniffing out doggie-treat filled Easter Eggs at Catherine B. Stillman Dog Par...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

Brownsville Chess Club at Downtown Rec Center

Brownsville Chess Club will meet at the downtown rec center

New Club Alert! 

Join the Brownsville Chess Club at the Downtown Rec Center Monday, March 18, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm.  Players of all ages & skill levels are invited to play. There is no fee to join.  Club offers:  Op...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Now is the time to make every healthy action

RGV Challenge 2019

With just under two weeks left in the 2019 Community Challenge, now is the time to make every healthy action count for your community! 

Invite your friends to register, log your healthy activities, and post more of those selfies.

As we begin the co...

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Posted on: February 22, 2019

Brownsville Sports Park Little League Registration

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Baseball/Softball season is in the air at the Brownsville Sports Park. 

Registration for the Brownsville Sports Park Little League is set for Saturday, February 23 from 9 am to 12 noon at the Dome. 

Age Division:  4-12

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Posted on: February 11, 2019

$5,000 Beautification Grant Opportunity!

$5,000 Beautification Grant Opportunity!

Brownsville Beautiful Committee (BBC) is currently accepting Letters of Intent for its Beautification Grant, which provides organizations up to a $5,000 match for beautification projects.

To apply, complete ...

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Posted on: December 26, 2018

City, Home Depot to Host Christmas Tree Recycling Drop Off

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The City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Department in partnership with Home Depot invite the community to drop off their Christmas Trees at the Christmas Tree Recycling Event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.  on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and Satur...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Ice Skating Rink at the Brownsville Sports Park

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Friday and Sunday, December 28th and December 30th from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. 

Saturday, December 29th, from 12 noon to 8 P.M. 

at the Brownsville Sports Park (1000 Sports Park BLVD)Cost: $10 Per Hour - All AgesICE SKATES INCLUDED!Pre-sale tic...

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Posted on: December 21, 2018

Little Dribblers Registration

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Registration for Little Dribblers Basketball League opens January 21 and will run until February 22, 2019.

Registration is open to boys and girls between the ages of 3 and 4.  Child must be age BEFORE January 1, 2019.

Register ONLINE

$35 per child

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Posted on: December 10, 2018

Holiday Season Open Gym at BSP

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Special Holiday hours announced for Open Gym at Brownsville Sports Park. 

The Brownsville Sports Park Dome will open its doors Dec. 26 -28  and Jan 2-4 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The fee:  $2 per person (pay at the door). 

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Posted on: December 7, 2018

City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Holiday Food Drive

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Help us help others.  Holiday Food Drive is going on right now until December 21, 2018.  

Collection bins have been placed at various City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department Parks and facilities.

ITEMS TO DONATE:  

  • Cann...
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Posted on: December 6, 2018

Pancakes with Santa at Downtown Rec Center

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Attention kids, grandparents, fans of pancakes and Santa.  Friday, December 21 is the day you will want to RSVP....

Join us at the Downtown Rec Center from 10 am to 1 pm and enjoy a holiday style breakfast.

Downtown Rec Center (1338 E. 8th Street) ...

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Posted on: November 27, 2018

It's Time Texas Community Challenge

RGV Challenge 2019

The only state challenge of its kind, the IT'S TIME TEXAS#CommunityChallenge is designed to provide an easy and fun way for entire communities to mobilize to celebrate a healthy life. 

The IT'S TIME TEXAS Community Challenge, presented by H-E-B, i...

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Posted on: November 21, 2018

Vote on the future name of the LRGV Active Plan

VOTE FOR LRGV PLAN NAME

Please complete the following survey to share your opinion on the future name of the Lower Rio Grande Valley Active Transportation & Tourism Plan! 

Your input is valuable and will help inform the future of this trail network brand!

Click HERE

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Birding Hikes

Birding Hikes on US Fish and Wildlife property

Birding Hikes are now available for free!

Come on out and enjoy a lovely hike on USFW property that is normally closed to the public.  Join us for Birding Hikes.  Bird watching is an awesome hobby that is beneficial to your health and wel...

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Posted on: November 1, 2018

Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park will open November 19, 2018

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Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department, Public Works, Brownsville PD, Brownsville SPI International Airport, and volunteers  transported the cottages a few days ago.

Opening day for the Holiday Village at Dean Porter Park  is set for...

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Posted on: October 30, 2018

History Harvest at Washington Park

History Harvest at Washington Park

Help us create a digital historical park archive.  Attend this event, and share your park story, your legacy (you will be recorded). 

There will be fireside chats, music and refreshments!  Do not miss it!Who: Open to the public. ...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

NFL Flag Football Tournament at Brownsville Sports Park

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NFL Flag Football Tournament at Brownsville Sports Park is happening: November 3, 2018 from 9 am to 7 pm.

Age divisions: 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U.

Spectators--Price of admission:

Adult $5 

Child $2

If your team wants to participate, please visit cob.recdes...

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Posted on: October 24, 2018

FREE Native Plant Garden classes

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U.S. Fish and Wildlife services and Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department are offering FREE classes that will help increase habitat for pollinators and monarch butterflies in the form of Native Plant Gardens along the historic Battlefield Trail.

Clas...

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Posted on: October 23, 2018

Public Restroom at the Catherine B. Stillman Dog Park

A newly constructed public restroom facility is now available at the Catherine B. Stillman dog park.  The Catherine B. Stillman dog park  is located next to the Brownsville Animal Shelter. The dog park is open to the general public from ...

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Posted on: October 18, 2018

Weekend Events Update:

Rain Update October

Due to inclement weather, outdoor events scheduled for weekend of October 19-20 have been changed or canceled.

Events at Dean Porter Park have not been canceled.

Scarecrow Trail and Pumpkin patch will remain as planned. 

There is a change in plans r...

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Posted on: October 12, 2018

Cosplay event at Ringgold Civic Pavilion Canceled

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The Ringgold Cosplay Contest at Ringgold Civic Pavilion that was scheduled for Friday, October 19th, 2018 has been cancelled.

The rest of the events and activities scheduled for that day will still go on. The public is encouraged to wear their costumes and...

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Posted on: October 9, 2018

Fitness Court and App

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The Fitness court at Monte Bella officially opens Friday, October 12, 2018. Are you ready to take the challenge?   Do you have the app? 

Fitness Courts are world class outdoor gyms that allow everyone to get a free full-body workout. &...

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Posted on: September 28, 2018

Bi-National Beach Clean Up at Boca Chica Beach

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Do you love the beach? Do you care about marine life? Do you want to do something great for the future of our planet? This may be your event!The bi-national beach cleanup effort is aimed at removing all litter and debris along coastal beaches. Cities alon...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

Free Nature Hike Classes

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Brownsville, Texas is home to some amazing wildlife and nature.  The public can now enjoy paths that they may have not thought to explore thanks to an effort by City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department and U.S. Fish and Wildlife. &...

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Posted on: October 2, 2018

Monte Bella Park Fitness Court Launch Party

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Brownsville is the new home of the world's best outdoor body weight gym – The Fitness Court®. Join us for the the ribbon cutting and launch party that will take place at 10:00 AM on Friday, October 12, 2018. Monte Bella Park is located a...

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Posted on: September 24, 2018

Brownsville will be host to the TAAF Games of Texas 2022/2023

We are proud to officially announce Brownsville will be host to the TAAF Games of Texas 2022/2023! Thank you to all those who made this possible including, but not limited to:

Brownsville Community Improvement CorporationMayor Tony MartinezBrownsville City...

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