Harlingen, TX – A Great Spot for Outdoor Fun
Harlingen’s Parks Division is responsible for the planning, procurement and development of park land and facilities. This department provides the care and maintenance of all city-owned parks. Included in the park inventory are approximately 556 acres of park and recreational facilities, such as baseball, softball, soccer and football fields.
If you have any question about any of the parks in Harlingen, Texas, please contact the city’s Parks and Recreation Department.
Harlingen Parks & Recreation Department
900 Fair Park Blvd.
Harlingen, Texas 78550
Harlingen City Parks
Location: The intersection of U.S. Hwy 77/83 and M Street
Amenities: 40 acres consisting of 5 lighted baseball/softball fields, 6 lighted tennis courts, playground equipment, park pavilion with barbecue pit, covered picnic shelters, soccer/athletic fields, restrooms and the Victor Park Aquatic Center. Access to Arroyo Hike & Bike Trail on sidewalk along Highway 77/83 access road
Location: The intersection of Morgan Blvd. and Grimes Street
Amenities: 47 acres consisting of 18 lighted tennis courts with pro shop (H.E.B. Tennis Center), park pavilion with barbecue pit, playground equipment, 6 Little League baseball fields, scenic pond with freedom fountain, picnic tables and restrooms
Location: 2501 S. Dixieland Road
Amenities: 20 acres consisting of a playground, 9-hole disc golf course, park pavilion with barbecue pit, lake and restrooms
Lon C. Hill Park/Fair Park
Location: Lon C. Hill Park (Across from the Harlingen Municipal Auditorium Complex)
Amenities: 73 acres consisting of playground, covered picnic shelters, barbecue pits, 2 basketball courts, volleyball area, hummingbird and butterfly garden and the Lon C. Hill Aquatic Center
Location: 1101 Rangerville Road
Amenities: 24 acres consisting of a playground, 3 soccer/athletic fields, Â¾-mile jogging trail, park gazebo with barbecue pit and restrooms
Hugh Ramsey Nature Park
Location: 1000 Block South Loop 499
Amenities: 54 acres of wooded parkland includes nature trails, observation blind (overlooking the Arroyo Colorado) and restrooms
Location: Intersection of New Hampshire Street and Hale Street
Amenities: 29 acres consisting of 2 baseball fields, 2 soccer fields, nature trails with scenic overlooks of the Arroyo Colorado, playground, volleyball area, covered picnic shelter and restrooms. Access to the Arroyo Hike & Bike Trail.
C.B. Wood Park
Location: Harding Avenue
Amenities: 9 acres consisting of a playground and covered picnic shelter. Access to Arroyo Hike & Bike Trail.
Lt. George Gutierrez Jr. Park/La Placita
Location: 500 W. Harrison Street
Amenities: 2 acres consisting of picnic areas, benches, playground and bandstand.
Location: 1325 S. 77 Sunshine Strip
Amenities: 11 acres consisting of playground and picnic areas. Access to arroyo Hike & Bike Trail.
City Lake Park/Liberty Gardens
Location: 410 “76″ Drive
Amenities: 7 acres consisting of jogging/walking trail, lake, and meditation garden
Location: Intersection of South 77 Sunshine Strip and Filmore Street
Amenities: 2 acres consisting of playground, covered picnic shelters and barbecue pits
Location: Intersection of 3rd Street and McGregor Street
Amenities: 2 acres consisting of playground and picnic areas.
Location: 501 La Fayette
Amenities: Multi-purpose fields including soccer, baseball and restroom facilities
Valley Race Park
Valley Race Park is a racetrack for Greyhound dogs. Valley Race Park was the first greyhound track in Texas to accept pari-mutuel wagering. The facility is fully air-conditioned and the grandstands offer more than 80,000 square feet of seating. The grandstand has more than 400 monitors to pick-up the 50-plus Simulcast Live Racing signals from the top Greyhound and Horse tracks from all around the United States. Valley Race Park was shut down in the fall of 1995, but reopened after 5 years in the spring of 2000.
World Birding Center
The World Birding Center has a location in Harlingen’s Hugh Ramsey Nature Park. Work continues on designs for a new 7,250-square-foot visitors’ center at Hugh Ramsey Nature Park. The 2-story center will include a gift shop, observation tower, meeting rooms and enclosed viewing areas. Meanwhile, visitors at both Ramsey Park and the Thicket will find parking and extensive trails, as well as maps, information and public restrooms.
Harlingen Sports Complex
Located at 3139 Wilson Road has 80 acres consisting of 4 lighted softball fields, 8 youth baseball fields (4 lighted), 2 soccer fields, fishing pond and pier, 2 basketball courts, playground, handicap accessible playground, 1-mile jogging/walking trail, covered picnic shelter, park pavilion with barbecue pit and restrooms.
Harlingen Soccer Complex
This new state of the art Soccer Complex, located at East Tyler Avenue, boasts 10 regulation-size fields (360 ft. x 240 ft.), with 6 of those fields equipped with lighting. Two championship fields at the front of the complex are lit with higher foot candles for those intense final matches. For those who don’t play soccer but want to get a good run or walk in, a 1.2-mile trail winds around the complex. With 650 parking spaces, covered pavilions, irrigation ponds and a concession stand, the Harlingen Soccer Complex is sure to be the perfect fit for your next tournament.
|Plendleton Park||1427 Morgan Blvd||956-425-4270|
|Lon C. Hill||605 N L St.||956-430-8536|
|Victor Park||1601 S M St||956-430-8534|
|Cottonwood Creek Country Club||9 holes||Public|
|Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course||9 holes||Municipal|
|Tony Butler Municipal Golf Course||18 holes||Municipal|
|Fairwind’s Course||9 holes||Pubic|
|Treasure Hills Country Club||18 holes||Public|
|Sunshine Country Club Estates||9 holes||Private|
|Harlingen Country Club||18 holes||Private|