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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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2022 McAllen Marathon Relay Stations Information

2022 McAllen Marathon Relay Stations Information

We look forward to seeing all the participants at the McAllen Marathon this weekend!   Bus 1: arrives 6:30 a.m. at McAllen Convention Center and parks at the Northeast Side. Bus Departs to 1st exchange point at Texas Oncology-McAllen (1901 S. 2nd St. McAllen) and unload participants at...

Golden Age Olympics

Golden Age Olympics

Golden Age Olympics The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation is happy to announce the return of the Golden Age Olympics. The series of events kick off on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 with men's Billiard's 8-Ball. Other competition events include: Women's billiard's Bean bag toss Shuffleboard Bowling...

Dino 2K Dash

Dino 2K Dash

Our Dino 2K Dash is right around the corner! The run will be happening at the Palm View Community Center on Saturday, December 18th. Register HERE

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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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