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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
ATTENTION:   
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
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.