Announcements & News

Sams Memorial Pool Temporarily Closed for Renovations and Upgrades - Tuesday, May 28, 2024

Brownsville, TX, May 28, 2024 — The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department announces that Sams Memorial Pool is currently closed due to necessary renovations and upgrades. The pool was discovered to be leaking a significant amount of water, prompting the city to call in a contractor on April 25, 2024, to initiate repairs.
During the initial repair process, another leak was detected while refilling the pool with water. This issue was promptly addressed at the Brownsville City Commission meeting, where a change order for the additional repairs was submitted and approved on May 21, 2024.
The approved change order outlines that the necessary repairs will be completed by the end of June 2024. In the meantime, all aquatic programs, including public swim, lap swimming, swimming lessons, and water aerobics will be temporarily relocated to Tony Gonzalez Pool, located at 34 Tony Gonzalez Dr.
The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department is committed to ensuring the safety and enjoyment of its residents and visitors. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to enhance and upgrade Sams Memorial Pool.
About the City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department:
The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department is committed to providing high-quality recreational opportunities and facilities to enhance the quality of life for residents and visitors. Through community engagement and sustainable practices, we aim to create a vibrant and inclusive environment for all.

Parks & Recreation Guide 2024 - Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Brownsville Parks & Recreation Guide: Your Year-Round Resource for Fun! Looking for things to do in Brownsville? Look no further than the City's Parks and Recreation Department's official guide! This comprehensive resource provides you with everything you need to know about our: Activities & Events: Discover exciting programs, festivals, and happenings throughout the year. Programs: Explore a wide range of classes, workshops, and leagues for all ages and interests. Amenities & Rentals: Find information on our parks, facilities, and rental options for your next gathering. Bookmark this page! We update it regularly to ensure you have the latest information on all our offerings. Copy & paste the link below to your browser. 

Sams Memorial Pool - Update - Wednesday, May 15, 2024

**Important Notice to Swim Patrons of The City of Brownsville**
We regret to inform you that Sams Memorial Pool, located at 501 E. Ringgold St., will be unavailable for swim programs until further notice. We are currently working diligently to update the pool's chemical feeding system and repair detected leaks. 
In the meantime, all swim programs including Memorial Day Splash Day, Dive-In Movies, water aerobics, swim lessons, lap swim, swim team practices, and pool rentals will be offered at Tony Gonzalez Pool, located at 34 Tony Gonzalez Dr.
We are committed to keeping our stakeholders informed about our progress and will post updates regularly. Once the projects are completed, Sams Memorial Pool will reopen with the full range of programming.
Thank you for your understanding and patience.
The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department

Aquatics - Announcement - Tuesday, May 7, 2024

πŸŽ‰πŸŠ‍♀️ Exciting News from the City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division! πŸŠ‍♂οΈπŸŽ‰

Join us as we make a splash this Memorial Day with the grand opening of our swimming facilities! Dive into summer fun with us as we open our doors to swimmers of all ages and skill levels.

Grand Opening Details: πŸ“… Date: Memorial Day, May 27th πŸ•’ Time: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM πŸ“ Location: Tony Gonzalez Pool (34 Tony Gonzalez Dr.)

But that's not all! Get ready to brush up on your swimming skills or learn to swim for the first time with our expert swim lessons. Registration for swim lessons opens on May 15th for both Gonzalez and Sams Pools. Spaces are limited, so be sure to secure your spot early!

For more information and updates, visit us at Don't miss out on the fun - we can't wait to see you at the pool!

The City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Aquatics Division - Samuel L Perez, Aquatics Coordinator

Happy Holidays! - Thursday, December 21, 2023

As we approach the end of the year, I wanted to take a moment to express our heartfelt appreciation for everything you do to support the City of Brownsville. Your unwavering commitment to delivering high-quality products and services has been instrumental in our success, and we are grateful for your hard work and dedication.

During this holiday season, I want to extend my warmest wishes to each of you. May your Christmas be filled with joy, love, and laughter, and may the New Year bring you happiness, health, and prosperity.

We value the strong partnerships we have built with each of you and look forward to continuing our work together in 2024. Thank you for being an essential part of our team.

From our PARD 512 Division have a 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Happy Holidays from the Aquatics Division - Wednesday, December 13, 2023

πŸŽ„πŸŒŠ Splashing into the Holidays with City of Brownsville Parks & Recreation Aquatics! πŸŒŠπŸŽ„ Season's Greetings, Water Lovers! 🎁✨ As we wrap up 2023, the City of Brownsville Parks & Rec Aquatics Division sends waves of warm wishes to all our amazing patrons! πŸŽ‰ We hope your holidays are filled with joy, laughter, and the spirit of togetherness. πŸ€— While our pools may be taking a winter nap, we're already counting down the days until we can dive back into action! πŸ“† Mark your calendars: Public swim hours make their triumphant return in March 2024, just in time for some springtime aquatic fun! πŸŒΈπŸ’¦ And for those eager to conquer the waves, Learn to Swim lessons will be making a splash in June 2024. 🎈 Get ready for the ultimate pool party because the grand reopening celebration is set for Memorial Day, May 2024! πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸŽŠ It's going to be an unforgettable kickoff to the summer season, filled with laughter, games, and of course, plenty of water festivities! πŸ€ΏπŸ‘™ Until then, cherish these holiday moments with your loved ones, and dream of the sunny days that await us in the pool. Happy Holidays, and here's to making a splash in 2024! πŸŒŸπŸ’™ #CityOfBrownsvilleAquatics #HolidayCheers #SplishSplashJoy

Winter Break camp

🌈 This winter break, we've got something epic planned just for YOU! πŸŽ„βœ¨ Get ready for three weeks filled with laughter, adventure, and unforgettable memories.