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Catherine Stillman Dog Park

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  1. Benches
  2. Pet Fountains
  3. Restrooms
  4. Waste Pick-Up Stations

The public is welcome to enjoy time outdoors with activities such as:  exercising, walking, jogging, hiking, biking, strolling, bird watching, and dog walking.  

Currently only 16 park locations have opened playground amenities, four parks locations per district (Brownsville has 4 districts). PARD will reopen as per its adopted Reopening Plan and only when public health measure criteria are met.

District 1

District 2

District 3

District 4

Ruiz Park 
(2550 Ruiz St.)
Central Ave Park 
(25 N. Central Ave.)
Brownsville North (Events Center) Park ( 1 Events Center) Edelstein Park
( 1155 E. Polk St.)
Lincoln Park 
(2100 W. University Blvd.)
Portway Acres Park (4775 Austin Rd) Dean Porter Park (501 E. Ringgold St.) Galaxia/La Lomita Park(1501 Calle Espacio)

Antonio Gonzalez Park 
(34 Tony Gonzalez Dr.)
Charles Martin Cabler Park 
(550 Burnett Rd.)
West Brownsville Little League 
(1295 Cottonwood Dr.)
Oliveira Park
(104 El Paso Rd)
Garfield Park
(1640 E. Garfield St.)
Central Parkway
(2750 FM802)
Brownsville Sports Park
(1000 Sports Park Blvd.)
Riverside Park
(15 Riverside Blvd.)

Occupancy and age limits are posted at playgrounds, along with bilingual signage asking families to take safety precautions before visiting parks and or trails.

PRO TIP: Use the restroom at home before you visit a park or plan for a shorter trip. Pack for an outing, make sure you have your essentials: bring own water bottle, sanitizer, wipes, etc.

Please continue to follow all health and safety guidelines.  Wear face coverings and practice social distancing.  If you do not feel well, please stay home.  For more information, please call (956) 546-HELP.

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

If you decide to visit a park or trail, please abide Current Declaration Amended of Local Disaster For Public Health 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

The Catherine B. Stillman dog park is located next to the Brownsville Animal Shelter. The dog park is open to the general public from 7:00 a.m - Dusk. 

All animals must be leashed when entering the park and leashed when leaving.

The park has two sections for large and small dogs, water fountains for the canines and shaded seating. There is also playground equipment for dogs to test their skills.

Stillman Dog Park Agility

Rules & Regulation for Dog Park
  • Use of this dog park is at your own risk.
  • Dog owners/handlers are responsible for the actions and behavior of their dogs at all times.
  • Dog park hours 7:00a.m. to dusk
  • All dogs must be leashed when entering and exiting the dog park.
  • All dogs must have current rabies and all other vaccinations as required by the City of Brownsville Public Health Department and should be healthy and free of contagious diseases and parasites.
  • Dogs must wear current license tags in the dog park.
  • Dog owners/handlers must carry a copy of their dog's rabies vaccination certificates while at the dog park.
  • Never leave dogs unattended
  • Dogs must be in view of and within voice control of their owner/handler at all times.
  • Dog owners/handlers must carry a leash with them at all times while in the dog park.
  • Dog owners/handlers are responsible for picking up and disposing of all of their dogs waste.
  • Dogs in heat are prohibited.
  • Dogs showing any signs of aggression must be leashed and immediately removed from the dog park.
  • Dogs under 4 months of age are prohibited.
  • No other pets allowed in dog park. Park is only for dogs and their owners/handlers.
  • There is a limit of 2 dogs per adult in the dog park at anytime and adult must be 18 years of age.
  • Children under the age of 12 are not allowed in the dog park at any time.
  • No food or drinks (dog or human) allowed in dog park.
  • No bicycles, skateboards,  roller blades, or any motorized vehicles allowed inside the dog park.