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Harry E. McNair Park


  1. Basketball Court
  2. Drinking Fountains
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Playground
  5. Walking Path
  6. Water Feature
  7. Waterfall
ATTENTION:   In response to the spread of COVID-19, playgrounds and facilities are temporarily closed.

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

Known as one of the most attractive inner city parks in the US, this 1-acre park opened in 2000.

The park features a playground, a mini-waterfall landscaped with tropical foliage, two basketball courts, and several picnic tables with BBQ grills.  

This successful Urban Renewal Project was constructed in property that housed a condemned apartment complex in Central Brownsville.  Originally named St. Charles Park, the site was renamed Harry E. McNair Park in 2006.
Mr. McNair was a former City of Brownsville mayor and city commissioner, World War II veteran, served on various civic organization boards, the director of the Valley Zoological Society, and for 20 years, he served as chairman of the Historic Brownsville Museum.

McNair Park is a great place to enjoy an afternoon picnic with friends and family.