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Dean Porter Park

Features

  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

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
Website: www.cob.us/2066/Coronavirus-Updates



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.