Overview

The Parks Division is comprised of 38 employees and is responsible for the maintenance of 25 city parks and all facility grounds. Park Crews also mow city right-of-ways and are responsible for graffiti clean-up, weedy lots, and 3 cemeteries. This division also provides assistance for all city special events.

City Parks

Alex Gonzalez Park (ALA BLANCA PARK) (4.0 acres) – W. Bus. Hwy. 83 & Moore Field Road
A Neighborhood Park, which includes a Playground, Softball/Baseball Field, Walking Trail, and 6 Picnic Shelters.

ASTROLAND PARK (4.0 acres) – S. St. Marie & Bahia Road
A Neighborhood Park, which includes a Playground, 6 Picnic Shelters, Covered Pavilion, Walking Trail, and Basketball Court.

BANNWORTH PARK (18.5 acres) – Shary Road & Village Drive
A Community Park, which includes a 7/8-mile Jogging Trail, Playground, Pond with a Pier, Picnic Pavilion, 8 Picnic Tables, Football/Soccer Field, Baseball/Softball Field, Restrooms, and Open Play Area.

BIRDWELL PARK (8.0 acres) – Stewart Road & E. 24th St.
A Neighborhood Park, which includes a Playground, Non-lighted baseball field, and Open Play Area.

CWV PARK (17.1 acres) – 115 S. Mayberry Road
A Community Park, which includes the Mission Service Center, a Day Care Center, the CWV Athletic Complex, 2 Lighted Softball Fields, Mayberry Pool (heated), Playground, Picnic Pavilion, 6 Picnic Shelters, Restrooms, Half-Mile Walking Trail, and Open Play Area.

ARNULFO “TATAN” RODRIGUEZ, JR. PARK (1.7 acres) – E. 1st. St. & Conway Avenue
A Neighborhood Park.

HOLLIS RUTLEDGE NORTHWEST PARK (8 acres) 3408 N. Inspiration Road.
A Municipal Park, which includes a Paved Walking Trail, 2 Lighted Baseball Fields, Restrooms, a Playground, and Planned Soccer Fields.

JAYCEE PARK (10.0 acres) – Los Ebanos Road & Barnes St.
A Community Park, which includes 2 Lighted Baseball Fields, Playground, 2 Basketball Courts, 11 Picnic Shelters, Restrooms, and Walking Trail.

JOSE M. LOPEZ PARK (3.0 acres) – W. 4th St. & Dunlap
A Neighborhood Park, which includes 4 Lighted Tennis Courts, a Playground, 6 Picnic Tables, and Restrooms.

LA LOMITA HISTORICAL PARK (7.5 acres) – FM 494
A Special Use and Neighborhood Park, which includes 2 Pavilions, Restrooms, and an Amphitheater. Historic preservation of Oblate Mission(la Lomita Chapel), Picnic Tables.

LIONS PARK (4.0 acres) – 1500 Kika de la Garza Loop
A Neighborhood Park, which includes 2 Lighted Baseball Fields, Playground, 2 Picnic Tables, 6 Covered Picnic Shelters, a Scout Hut, Community Center, Restrooms, and the Texas Citrus Fiesta Office.

NELL TOLLE PARK (13.4 acres) – Adams St. & Blake St.
A Community Park, which includes Lighted Baseball Field with a backstop, 3/4-Mile Walking Trail, Playground, 6 Picnic Tables, Football/Soccer Field, Restrooms, and Open Play Area.

NORTHSIDE POOL (2.0 acres) – W. 15th St. & Stabaugh St.
A Special Use Park, which includes a 50-meter pool with a beach front section open to the public March through October, Restrooms, 6 Picnic Tables, and Picnic Shelter.

OBLATE PARK (3.0 acres) – E. 12th St. & N. St. Marie Road (In front of St. Paul’s Church)
A Neighborhood Park, which includes 2 Lighted Tennis Courts and is the city’s oldest park, 1916.

LEO PENA PLACITA PARK (2.5 acres) – W. 8th St. & Conway Ave.
Veterans Memorial, Sunken Amphitheater, Amphitheater seating, a pavilion, restrooms adjacent to Veterans Memorial, and Special Events.

ROTARY PARK (1.2 acres) -Bus. Hwy. 83 & Conway Ave.
Downtown beautification area.

MISSION HIKE AND BIKE TRAIL – S. Conway (FM 1016)to the World Birding Center
5-mile Hike and Bike Trail, which includes Asphalt-Covered Trail, 2 Bridges, Parking Lot for up to 30 vehicles, a group Pavilion and Bike dirt trails.

RUBEN HINOJOSA PARK – 4205 Los Indios Parkway, South Shary Road
A Neighborhood Park,which includes a Playground and Open Area for Play.

MISSION INDOOR RECREATION CENTER – 721 N. Bryan
Indoor Basketball Court with a Hardwood Floor, Indoor Volleyball, and Senior Citizen Programs.

EL SENDERO PARK (1.5 acres) – El Sendero Subdivision (Sharyland Plantation), South Shary Road
Neighborhood Park,which includes a Playground and Open Area for Play.

LOS NOGALES PARK (1.5 acres) – Los Nogales Subdivision (Sharyland Plantation)
Neighborhood Park, which includes a Playground and Open Area for Play.

Bentsen Palm Community Park (63 acres) – 1801 S. Inspiration Rd.
A Regional Park, which includes 12 picnic shelters, 2 acre pond with pier, 4 lighted baseball/softball fields, restrooms, playground, basketball courts, shuffle board courts, 3 lighted tennis courts, and a 2 mile walking trail.

Norberto “Beto” Salinas Park (10 acres) – S. Conway & Los Indios Rd.
A Community Park, which includes a ½ mile walking trail, playground, restrooms, and a soccer field.

Market Square (2 acres)
A Neighborhood Park, which includes shade canopies and restrooms.

Mission Sports Complex (16 acres)
A Community Park, which includes shade canopies, restrooms, playground, and 3 lighted baseball/softball fields.