National Parks / Natural World
Cascade Park McAllen
Where is it at?
1000 Bales Rd
Tel: 956 681 1000
Where are we going today?
Cascade Park is a simple city park, but a great option for a family who want to just spend some time relaxing in the shade, enjoying a great picnic, enjoying some sports and just taking a breather from the city life.
For the kids, there is a variety of fun playground equipment they can play on. Climb, slide, run and imagine on, with fun twisty slides, shady areas to climb up to and spend some time playing, and tunnels to hide in and crawl through.
If the are feeling a little sporty you can enjoy the softball and baseball fields. Step up to the plate and imagine the crowd cheering in the stands as you prepare yourself to hit that home run. Ready....and GO! The crowd get to their feet, and start cheering all for you! Practice makes perfect after all! It's also a great fun activity to play with your family.
If you want to relax and make a day of the greens and picnic areas, there is also a BBQ pavilion which you can use. Bring the whole family, bring a frisbee and some books and enjoy a delicious BBQ lunch while you catch up on the news from the day.
The softball/baseball fields and the BBQ pavilion can be rented from the Park and Recreation Department.
If you want to cool down, you can always pop to the pool next-door to swim away that summer heat!
Enjoy a good old fashioned family day out.
How much does it cost?
When can we go?
Daylight access year round.
Lots of picnic space and BBQ facilities for rental if you want to bring your own lunch and enjoy it in the Texan sun! .
What people are saying?
by Jim Malven
I didn't do any hiking in the park, but rather just drove around and stopped at various observation points. However, what I saw at Gorge Lake was absolutely breathtaking. I wish my Washington vacation was longer, so I could explore this park more thoroughly.
by X Drake
by Axel Velazquez
by Michael Zasadzien
Marmots, great hiking, mountains, mushrooms, beautiful, crisp glacial water, everything. Awesome.
by Lynette Fisher