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Calling all 4th graders! Get out and Find Your Park!

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Every Kid in a Park

Marvel at the St. Louis Arch, the Florida Keys, and the Frederick Douglass house. Listen to wolves howl. Walk in dinosaur tracks. Look up into the inky night sky, and reach for the stars!

These sites belong to all of us —including you.

President Barack Obama created Every Kid in a Park so fourth graders and their families could discover our wildlife, resources, and history for free.

Eyewitness To War
Eyewitness to War News

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Something for the kids

Palo Alto is always looking for ways to improve the park experience for families. Enjoy the current offerings below. Feel free to send us your suggestions or comments.

Eyewitness To War News

This "news broadcast" is a series of educational videos geared towards kids. The segments are listed in order below.

  1. Siege of Fort Brown
  2. General Taylor
  3. General Arista
  4. Transportation
  5. Presidents Polk & Paredes
  6. U.S. Army volunteers arrive
  7. Conduct of volunteers
  8. Daguerreotypes
  9. Women in the War
  10. Medicine in the War
  11. Matamoros Marketplace
  12. Nature
  13. Food & Weather
  14. Consequences of the War

Junior Ranger Program

The Junior Ranger program is great fun for the whole family. It will enhance your visit to the park and make for fond memories as well. Learn more

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

1623 Central Blvd., Suite 213
Brownsville, TX 78520


(956) 541-2785 x333

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