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Washington Plaza


  1. Bike-Share
  2. Gazebo
  3. Monuments
  4. Parking
  5. Water Feature

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

Spanning a city block, Washington Plaza  this is surrounded by a mix of residences, business, and a historical buildings.

Dedicated in 1850 , the land for this plaza was a gift to the City of Brownsville from the city's founder, Charles Stillman. The fountain was installed in 1929. In 1975 it was restored through a gift from the Yturria family who also gifted the decorative bandstand in 1976 and was once again restored through funding from the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation in 2006.

The park is open year-round.  It hosts varied events through out the seasons.

The Lighting Ceremony takes place in early December, and the trees stay lit and decorated until New Years.

Sombrero Festival, a three-day event is held in the park the last weekend in February during the annual Charro Days celebration. It features local music, unique food-booths, popular events for participants and the world famous Charro Bean cook-off known as "Frijolympics".

This park is part of a vibrant and important part of Brownsville community.   Washington Plaza is a nice place to enjoy history and the local community.  

Nearby Places of Interest
Putegnat Elementary School, Historic Brownsville Museum, City Cemetery, Zoo, and so much more!