The City of Brownsville, Texas Charter Article II. Section 21. - Parks and playgrounds. Subsection 3. Was updated by public vote in Charter Amendment Election on May 01, 2021 to: The has exclusive control over all city parks and playgrounds, and may control, regulate and remove all obstructions and prevent encroachments thereupon, and may provide for raising, grading, filling, terracing, landscape gardening, erecting buildings, providing amusement therein, establishing walks and paving driveways around, in and through said parks, playgrounds and other public grounds; and shall have power to set up and maintain a system of parks for the use of the public, and shall have power to acquire park sites by gift, purchase or condemnation; and said powers so granted shall, in part, but not exclusively, be exercised in consult with a citizen advisory committee and as managed and maintained by appropriate municipal departments and resources. The Parks Advisory Board Committee members are appointed by the City Commission through resolution. The board is governed by its bylaws and keeps minutes of their posted meetings which can also be found online.
"The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Advisory Board shall permanently preserve, protect, maintain, improve, and enhance its natural resources, parkland, and recreational opportunities for all current and future generations."
"The mission of the Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department is to directly contribute to the City’s quality of life by providing exceptional programs, facilities, parks, and trails while celebrating and preserving the community’s natural and cultural heritage.”
Bicycle Friendly Community
Congrats City of Brownsville for becoming the awarded Bronze Medal for Bicycle Friendly Community presented by The League of American Cyclists.