Parks in McAllen TX: Fun Things to Do This Summer Pt. 1

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Parks in McAllen TX

Just like that, summer is here again and families across McAllen will be itching to do something fun. But will you and your kids stay indoors every day or are you ready to get out there and do something much more fun? If you’re out of ideas, get ready for a summer of excitement at our beautiful McAllen parks! Stay tuned, because we’re about to give you the lowdown of all the activities this summer will have to offer.  

Town Lake at Firemen’s Park 

201 N 1st Street

One of McAllen’s most beautiful parks boasts a 3-acre lake, a paved trail, playground and picnic areas, and a convenient location right off the 2nd Street Hike and Bike trail! If you want to become one with the lake, the park rents pedal boats, kayaks, and paddleboards starting at just $15! And if you want to let your angler spirit roam, feel free to bring your own equipment or rent one of the park’s fishing poles with bait for only $10. And if your kids don’t know how to kayak or fish, or simply want to get competitive with your fishing abilities, Firemen’s Park has you covered:

Intro to Kayaking 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM ($25 fee)

Master the basics of kayaking as you explore town Lake!

  • Ages 8 – 17 (Must be accompanies by an adult)
    • Saturday, July 13
  • Adults
    • Saturday July 20

Learn to Fish 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM ($15 Fee)

On Wednesday you will learn the basics the fishing in a 30-minute course, then put your knowledge to the test with 30 minutes of practice. Then on Thursday enjoy a 60-minute session of fishing fun! Please note: all equipment will be provided.

  • Wednesday July 10 and Thursday, Julu 11
  • Wednesday July 17 and Thursday, July 18

Lark Community Center

2601 Lark Ave

Lark Community Center will be hosting a wide range of summer sessions from June 3 through August 2! This is the perfect opportunity for your kids to participate in science, physical classes, and arts & crafts! If you want to know more about fees and session schedules, contact Lark Community Center at 956-681-3340.

  • Ballet (Ages 3 – 8)
  • Cheer and Dance (Ages 3 – 8)
  • Drama (Ages 7+)
  • Gym and Yard Games (Ages 7+)
  • Rec Sports (Ages 3 – 7+)
  • Amazing Art (Ages 3 – 7+)
  • Tae Kwon Do (Ages 3 – 8)
  • Lark Idol (Ages 7+)
  • Tiny Larks Baseball (Ages 3 – 4)

Camp Sessions

  • Summer Days at Lark Hollywoodland sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 5 – 12
  • Fast Forward Kids Camp sessions from July 29 through August 2 for kids ages 4 – 12

Las Palmas Community Center

1921 N 25th Street

This summer, Las Palmas Community Center will have summer sessions from June 3 through August 2! This will include exciting activities for toddlers, children, and teens! For more details about sessions, contact Las Palmas Community Center at 956-681-3350.

  • Tumbling (Ages 3 – 6)
  • Explore Art (Ages 3 – 12)
  • Soccer Skills (Ages 3 – 12)
  • Youth Crochet (Ages 7 – 13)
  • Crochet Club (Ages 7 – 13)
  • Dance Worx (Ages 7 – 12)
  • Brick Masters (Ages 7 – 13)
  • Volleyball Skills (Ages 7 – 13)
  • Ballet (Ages 3 – 6)
  • Beginner Folklorico (Ages 3 – 12)
  • TEEN Table Tennis (Ages 12+)
  • Baker in Making (Ages 7 – 12)

Camp Sessions

  • Sports Explosion sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 6 – 14
  • Creativity Camp sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 6 – 14
  • Folklorico Camp sessions from June 10 through July 26 for kids ages 6 – 15

Palm View Community Center 

3401 Jordan Rd W

Palm View Community Center will bring fun and excitement all summer long with a wide range of family-friendly sessions and events! The first sessions kick off on June 3 and will continue through August 2. Give Palm View Community center a call at 956-681-3360 for more information about schedules and fees.

  • Soccer (Age 3 – 6)
  • Dance (Age 3 – 6)
  • Basketball (Age 5 – 7+)
  • Little Sluggers (Ages 3 – 6)
  • Parent & Me Soccer (Ages 1 – 2)
  • Volleyball (Ages 7+)
  • STEM-tastic Adventure (Ages 5 – 7+)
  • Chalk Attack (Ages 7+) 
  • Intro to Painting (Age 7+)

Camp Sessions

  • Breakfast Club sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 5 – 11
  • Cheer Camp sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 6 – 12+
  • Teen ArtVenture Camp sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 11 – 16
  • Dance Camp sessions from June 3 through August 2 for kids ages 6 – 16

Take the Plunge with McAllen Aquatics Programs

Looking for a way to cool off during the blazing summer months? Is your kid looking to join a swim team or ready to learn how to swim? McAllen Aquatics has you covered – they even have swimming lessons for teenage and adult swimmers! Visit the McAllen Aquatics website or call 956-681-3333 for more information about sessions, fees, and public swim schedules. 

Visit Our Parks in McAllen TX this Summer

No matter what you want to do this summer, the outdoors are in! Head out with your family and friends, gear up for some quality fun, and make the most out of the parks in McAllen TX.

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