Current Conditions


Concrete and deck trail cutting through Gulf Cordgrass
Practice social distancing while indoors and outdoors at the park.

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Increased Recreational Access

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis. Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, begining 03/23/2021, access to Palo Alto Battlefield is as follows:

Palo Alto Battlefield


  • All roads, parking areas, restrooms, and outdoor facilities
  • Visitor Center:
    • SUN. — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • MON. — Closed
    • TUE. thru SAT. — 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    • Current Maximum Occupancy — 15

While the listed areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When recreating, please follow local area health orders and recreate responsibly by keeping social distance, wearing a face covering when social distance cannot be maintained, avoiding high risk activities, and staying home if you feel sick.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Last updated: January 12, 2022

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600 E. Harrison Street
Room 1006

Brownsville , TX 78520


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