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Alice Wilson Hope Park


  1. Benches
  2. Parking
  3. Statues
Yes, city of Brownsville parks and trails are OPEN.  However, in an effort to support the safety and well-being of our community, all City of Brownsville pools, playgrounds, fitness installations, pavilions, gyms, rental facilities, public amenities and facilities are closed until further notice.  

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take these measures to prevent the community spread of COVID-19.  Stay safe, stay healthy. 

Currently ONLY public parks, hike and bike trails are open.
If you decide to visit a park or trail, please abide Second Amended Emergency Order guidelines.  Protect yourself and others. Make sure you're wearing a face mask (face covering) and always practice social distancing.  Maintain distance--Stay 6 feet away from other people.   Avoid mass gathering. No crowds, no groups. 

COB PARD staff will be working to help maintain the standard upkeep, maintenance, stewardship of site facilities.  

Cameron County Public Health has activated a call center for
information, questions, and guidance specific for Cameron County.

Phone: (956) 247-3650

About this Park

Named after City Commissioner Alice Wilson, the park sits on the U.S. / Mexico border on the Rio Grande River in Downtown Brownsville. In 2000, the City of Brownsville dedicated a marker at Alice Wilson - Hope Park that served as the beginning point of the historic Chisholm Trail. 

Located on the banks of the Rio Grande River in downtown Brownsville, the marker identifies the area that served as the starting point of the Chisholm Trail. The trail led from Brownsville in far south Texas and went north through present-day Yukon, Oklahoma. Near present-day Perry, Okla., it split into a western trail leading to the railroad stockyard at Dodge City and an eastern trail leading to several other railroad stockyards (Caldwell, Wichita, Newton, Ellsworth, Abilene and Junction City).