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Alice Wilson Hope Park


  1. Benches
  2. Parking
  3. Statues

About this Park

Named after City Commissioner Alice Wilson, the park sits on the U.S. / Mexico border on the Rio Grande River in Downtown Brownsville. In 2000, the City of Brownsville dedicated a marker at Alice Wilson - Hope Park that served as the beginning point of the historic Chisholm Trail. 

Located on the banks of the Rio Grande River in downtown Brownsville, the marker identifies the area that served as the starting point of the Chisholm Trail. The trail led from Brownsville in far south Texas and went north through present-day Yukon, Oklahoma. Near present-day Perry, Okla., it split into a western trail leading to the railroad stockyard at Dodge City and an eastern trail leading to several other railroad stockyards (Caldwell, Wichita, Newton, Ellsworth, Abilene and Junction City).

If you decide to visit a park or trail, please abide Current Declaration Amended of Local Disaster For Public Health Emergency Order guidelines.  Face coverings and masks recommended.  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. 

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we take these measures to prevent the community spread of COVID-19.  Stay safe, stay healthy.

Cameron County Public Health has activated a call center for
information, questions, and guidance specific for Cameron County.

Phone: (956) 247-3650