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Downtown Rec Center (DRC)

Max Occupancy 300


  1. A/V Setup
  2. Basketball Court
  3. Benches
  4. Bike Rack
  5. Boxing
  6. Community Gym
  7. Drinking Fountains
  8. Kitchen Area
  9. Playground
  10. Rec Center
  11. Restrooms
  12. sidewalks
  13. WiFi
  14. Zumba

If you decide to visit a park or trail, please abide Current Declaration Amended of Local Disaster For Public Health Emergency Order guidelines.   Maintain distance--Stay 6 feet away from other people.   Avoid mass gathering. No crowds, no groups. Face coverings and masks are recommended.  

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

The Downtown Recreation Center 

The Downtown Recreation Center serves as the community recreation center for the Buena Vida Neighborhood in Central Brownsville. 

Since 1974, the facility was home to the Brownsville Boys and Girls Club, but now hosts the Parks and Recreation Department (PARD) administrative offices, the VAC Community Youth Programs Center, new Teen Center, a new health/fitness room, and offers recreational programs. 

The renovation project featured the installation of a new playground and outdoor basketball/soccer court, major improvements to the boxing training area, the gymnasium (air conditioning, new court surfacing, basketball goals), and facility roof. 
The center is located in Central Brownsville and serves one of the lowest-income areas of the City.