Aquatics Department

The Parks and Recreation Department operates 3 public pool facilities, 2 splash pads, all available for rent. We staff 20 lifeguards for public swim, lessons, and special events; 20 swim instructors for our popular Gus n Goldie Learn to Swim Program; basket attendants to help with admission and keeping the pool areas clean, and 4 pool technicians to ensure safe swimming conditions.

Swimming Entrance Fees


The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer its patrons affordable swimming:
  • $2 adults 18 to 59 years
  • $1 children 3 to 17 years old
  • $1.50 seniors (60+)
  • Free infants 0-35 months

Pools


  • Sams Memorial Pool (350,000-gallon pool)
    • 6-lane lap swimming pool
    • Zero entry leisure pool
    • Gazebo for birthday
    • Bathroom and locker rooms
    • Grass and shaded areas
  • Gonzales Pool (205,000-gallon pool)
    • 6 lane pool
    • Diving well
    • Bathroom and locker rooms
  • Oliveira Pool (205,000-gallon pool)
    • 6-lane pool
    • Diving well
    • Bathroom and locker rooms

Splash Pads


  • Sam's Pool 501 E Ringgold Street
  • Portway Acre's Park 4775 Austin Road
Please help us keep our pools clean and clear by wearing Proper Swim Attire

Mission Statement


The City of Brownsville Parks and Recreation Department provides clean, safe, memorable environments in accordance with maintenance standards that exceed users' expectations.