Texas Tropical Trail Region

Participant in the Texas Historical Commission's
Texas Heritage Trails Program

Brownsville: Dean Porter Park

Opened in 1927, this community park covers 25 acres located along  a former river channel or resaca. Activities include: Sam's Memorial Pool and water playground, 13 individual free picnic cabanas, a playground for children with physical challenges, walking and fitness trail, rentable large picnic pavilion & BBQ oven, Ringgold Civic Pavilion, Camille Playhouse Theater, Children's Museum, Costumes of the Americas Museum, Butterfly Garden, a physically challenged playground and open space meadow.


  • 501 E Ringgold Street
  • Brownsville, Texas
  • 78520


Hours & Fees

  • Sunday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-10 p.m.

    Friday - Saturday, 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

  • Free