Green Spaces

Airport Park

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This park offers a variety of activities for everyone. A large picnic area surrounded by ash and mesquite trees provides a wonderful atmosphere for fun and relaxation. Children will enjoy the playground area that has plenty of play equipment. And the sports enthusiast will love the basketball court, sand volleyball court and softball/baseball fields. Airport Park also features a barbecue pavilion that can be rented through the Department.

Archer Park

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This beautiful park named after McAllen’s first mayor is the City’s oldest and is one of the remaining historic landmarks in the City. In the center of the park stands a gazebo which was originally dedicated as a bandstand in 1918. Archer Park plays hosts to many of the City’s Special Events including Candlelight Posada and Shakespeare in the Park.

Balboa Park

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A neighborhood park designed for those who want to enjoy the outdoors in a park setting. Picnic tables and playground equipment are available for all to enjoy.

Bill Schupp Park

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Named after long time City Manager Bill Schupp, this park is perfect for all. Children can play on the many swings, slides, and merry-go-rounds. Those that enjoy exercise will love the fitness trail. And finally, picnic areas tie it all together to make it a wonderful place for a family gathering.

Cascade Park

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This park is perfect for picnics of all sizes. A variety of playground equipment and a sand volleyball court are available. And right next door is Cascade Pool. The park also features a softball/baseball field and barbecue pavilion, both of which can be rented from the Parks and Recreation Department.

Daffodil Park

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This area is a soon to be developed neighborhood park site. Currently, playground equipment is installed.

Doc Neuhaus Park

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A quaint park designed for nature lovers and picnickers. Large mesquite trees surround the area and make it a wonderful place to relax. There’s plenty of playground equipment for the children too.

Escandon Skate Park

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A neighborhood park that features a skating area, play center, sand volleyball court, picnic tables, and barbecue grills. A perfect place for activities and family gatherings.

Fireman’s Park

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A park complete with a barbecue pavilion capable of serving 250 people. The pavilion features a refrigerator, indoor grill, restrooms, and can be rented through the Parks & Recreation Department. The park also has a playground area and sand volleyball court.

Frontage Park

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A small 1 acre park that features a basketball court and a variety of playground equipment including swings and seesaws.

Hackberry Park

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An exciting neighborhood park that offers a tennis court and playground equipment. Picnickers will enjoy the many tables and barbecue grills that are available.

Idela Park

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This park offers fun for the entire family. Sand volleyball, basketball courts, and playground equipment give everyone something to do. Plenty of picnic tables, barbecue grill, and a small pavilion are also available.

La Vista Park

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A park that features play equipment, a jogging and exercise trail, picnic tables, barbecue grills, sand volleyball, and plenty of open space for sports. A private barbecue pavilion capable of accommodating 250 people can be rented through the Parks and Recreation Department.

Las Palmas Park

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A park that is also the home of the McAllen Senior Citizens’ Center and Adult Learning Center. Two junior soccer fields, a sand volleyball court, as well as a jogging and exercise trail are also available.

Lions Park

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This small park is nestled in the heart of McAllen. Used mainly by Scout groups for meetings and activities, future grants will transform the area into a neighborhood park.

Los Encinos Community Park

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This beautiful park is McAllen’s newest addition. Sports enthusiasts of all ages will enjoy the lighted softball/baseball, football, and soccer fields, a jogging trail, a lighted basketball pavilion, lighted tennis courts, sand volleyball courts, and aquatic facilities. Exciting playground equipment is also available.

McAllen Country Club

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McAllen Country Club is an exclusive, private, member-owned country club located within the city limits of McAllen, Texas.

McAllen Food Park

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Food Park Unplugged takes place every 1st. Friday at McAllen Food Park, located at 10 N. Broadway. Join us from 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. and enjoy the sounds of our local crooners while feasting on scrumptious dishes by our Food Truck chefs and take a stroll and do some shopping from our local craft and collectibles vendors, too! This event is family and pet-friendly. Free admission into the park! For more information call (956) 682-2871.

Municipal Park

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A large park that plays host to many City events. The sports enthusiast will enjoy the Stutzenbecker Baseball Fields, soccer fields, and Municipal Swimming Pool. Children will love all of the different playground equipment available. And don’t forget about the many picnic tables and barbecue grills.

Old Hidalgo Pumphouse

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The Magic Valley’s early 20th Century transition into an agricultural powerhouse is retold at the Old Hidalgo Pumphouse, which also embraces nature conservation as a wing of the World Birding Center.
On a break from cross-border shopping excursions, visitors to this museum on the Rio Grande can learn about the steam-driven irrigation pumps that transformed Hidalgo County into a year-round farming phenomenon. They also can wander the museum’s grounds, where hummingbird gardens are planned, and where many of the Valley’s amazing bird species are regular visitors as well.

Palm City Park

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A beautiful neighborhood park surrounded by mesquite trees. Play equipment and picnic tables make it a wonderful place to relax.

Palm View Golf Course

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The beautiful par 72 championship layout boasts a length of 5,779 yards from the middle tees but can quickly turn into a challenging 6,771 yards if played from the back tees. It’s wide, generous, and rolling fairways feature “419” Bermuda grass and are lined by Common Bermuda roughs and mounds that at places create a links style atmosphere. Fourteen (14) man-made lakes provide the golfer with pleasant thrills and some of the most panoramic views in the area. The recent addition of new tees and trees further enhance the character of the layout.

Palm View Splash Pad

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This unique water park features an aqua arch, sprayers, a jet way, water rail and much more. The park is open from 10AM – 8PM, children must be age 6 and older to enter.

Retama Village Park

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Retama Village Park is a park designed for the active. Kids will love the playground equipment. And the athlete will enjoy the basketball court and jogging and exercise trail. Picnic tables are also available for family outings.

RGV Disc Golf

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RGV Disc Golf is committed to promoting the sport of Disc Golf in South Texas and organizing sporting events that encourage community involvement.

Robin Park

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A small park made for sports and recreation.

Springfest Park

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An expansive park known for its recreational activities and events including McAllen’s Winter Polar League.

Suarez Park

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A neighborhood park ready for sports and games and equipped with a playground.

Western Park

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A playground park with a western style.

Westside Park and Field

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A green space 37 acre park that includes a playground, BBQ area, picnic areas and a softball complex.