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Harry E. McNair Park


  1. Basketball Court
  2. Drinking Fountains
  3. Picnic Tables
  4. Playground
  5. Walking Path
  6. Water Feature
  7. Waterfall

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

About this park

Known as one of the most attractive inner city parks in the US, this 1-acre park opened in 2000.

The park features a playground, a mini-waterfall landscaped with tropical foliage, two basketball courts, and several picnic tables with BBQ grills.  

This successful Urban Renewal Project was constructed in property that housed a condemned apartment complex in Central Brownsville.  Originally named St. Charles Park, the site was renamed Harry E. McNair Park in 2006.
Mr. McNair was a former City of Brownsville mayor and city commissioner, World War II veteran, served on various civic organization boards, the director of the Valley Zoological Society, and for 20 years, he served as chairman of the Historic Brownsville Museum.

McNair Park is a great place to enjoy an afternoon picnic with friends and family.