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Dean Porter Park


  1. Children's Museum
  2. Community Theater
  3. Costumes of the Americas Museum
  4. Parking
  5. Pavilion
  6. Picnic Tables
  7. Playground
  8. Pool
  9. Resaca
  10. Restrooms
  11. Spray Park
  12. Swimming Pool
  13. Trails
  14. Water Boardwalk
ATTENTION:   In response to the spread of COVID-19, playgrounds and facilities are temporarily closed.

Dean Porter Park amended hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.

If you decide to visit a park/trail, please be mindful of social distancing. Protect yourself and others. Make sure you're wearing a face mask (face covering). 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.  

Stay safe. 

About this Park

Located across from the world-renowned Gladys Porter Zoo is Brownsville's most intensely developed park. 

A handful of civic buildings - the Camille Playhouse, the Ringgold Civic Pavilion, the Children's Museum and the Costumes of the Americas Museum - are built along historic Town Resaca. From the buildings a lighted boardwalk with picnic tables lines the resaca, perfect for fishing and bird watching. 

The 25-acre park also contains Sam's Memorial Pool, with a children's spray park; a 2 playgrounds, including one with a Spanish galleon; a fitness trail; and several large and small picnic pavilions. 

With all of these features, Dean Porter Park continues to be one of the finest, well kept, and most diverse urban parks in the country.