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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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USA Softball Texas Region 5 Tournament

USA Softball Texas Region 5 Tournament

USA Softball Texas Region 5 Tournament June 4 & 5, 2022 Municipal Softball Complex (1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd, McAllen, TX 78501)   Tournament Format: 6GG – 5 Pool Games This tournament is open B & C and 14U teams. (Seeded into single elimination bracket)   Click Here to...

Aquatic Hawaiian Adventure – Daddy Daughter Dance

Aquatic Hawaiian Adventure – Daddy Daughter Dance

Our Aquatic Hawaiian Adventure is right around the corner! Be sure to register for our Daddy/Daughter Dance taking place on Saturday, April 23rd at the Lark Community Center from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM. It is for ages 4 and up! $50.00 per couple ($10.00 for each additional daughter) You can register...

Bunny Hop 2K

Bunny Hop 2K

Be sure to register for our Bunny Hop 2K! Participants will be able to enjoy crafts, an Easter egg hunt and our fun run! All participants of the Bunny Hop 2K will also receive a finisher shirts and medal!  The event is happening on Saturday, April 9th at the Palm View Community Center. Packet...

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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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