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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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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...

Tiny 2K Glow Run

Tiny 2K Glow Run

Join us for a unique glow in the dark fun run! Toddlers will enjoy glow sticks, music, and games. The first 50 registered participants will receive a t-shirt. All participants will also receive a finisher medal. Participants are encouraged to wear their favorite superhero costume or t-shirt! The...

Cinco de Mayo 5K

Cinco de Mayo 5K

Our Cinco de Mayo 5K is almost here! Be sure to register for our Cinco de Mayo 5K happening on Saturday, May 7th! The race will kickoff at 7:00 AM at Firemen's Park (201 N 1st). Participant Shirt Finisher Medal Officially Timed Race Registration Fee: $30.00 Registration deadline: 05/06/2022 at...

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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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