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Learn to Swim

The most popular swimming program in the entire
Rio Grande Valley is back! Join us to learn important
water safety skills. Advanced registration is required.

TAAF Programs

Join “TAAF Team McAllen”! Spend your summer working toward
regional and state competition within Region 2 of the
Texas Amateur Athletic Federation.

McAllen Parks and Recreation

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Little Miss Fourth of July

Little Miss Fourth of July

The Greatest Show in the USA! Sign up today to be part of our Little Miss Fourth of July Pageant! The pageant will be taking place on Saturday, June 11 at the Palm View Community Center. Age Divisions: Tiny Miss (4-6) Little Miss (7-9) Young Miss (10-12) Junior Miss (13-15) Theme: Circus  ...

94th Annual Independence Day Celebration

94th Annual Independence Day Celebration

It's the Fourth of July! Be sure to join us on Monday, July 4th for our 94th Annual Independence Day Celebration presented by H-E-B!   We invite everyone to join us at Archer Park as we kick off the festivities like the Independence 4K run, our Patriotic Program, the Main Street Parade and Freedom...

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The Department strives to: Improve the quality of life through the provision of well-balanced, high-quality recreation programs for the residents of McAllen to enjoy during their leisure time. Facilitate wholesome and constructive programs with a measurable value to the community. Provide attractive and well-maintained major parks and recreation facilities in each sector of the city.

These facilities should be within a reasonable distance of every surrounding neighborhood and offer safe opportunities for athletic competition, facility gatherings, and other passive and active recreation activities. Promote environmental conservation, eco and cultural tourism and socially oriented special events.

Express yourself Featured Activities

Ballet, Folklorico, Hip- Hop, Jazz and much more
Use a variety of mediums to create your very own masterpiece
Ready, Set, Go! Work on your agility, speed training and teamwork skills
Experience acting and costume design as well as aspects of technical production
Stay active by participating in softball, kickball and much more
Promoting the independence and well-being of adults age 50 and over

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