Stand alone bicycle repair station
If you are coming to the park by bike, we offer a bicycle repair station for your convenience.

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Getting Here

Palo Alto Battlefield is located on the north side of Brownsville, TX, near the city of Los Fresnos, TX. The park is located at the northeast corner of the intersection of FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) and FM 511/FM 550.

Visit our Maps page for a detailed map of the park and surrounding area.

By Bike

The park features a trailhead for the Brownsville Historic Battlefield Trail.

By Car

The park is approximately ten miles north of downtown Brownsville, TX.

From outside Brownsville:

  • From Rt. 77/83 take the FM 511 (Palo Alto Battlefield) exit
  • Turn left onto FM 511.
  • Drive east approximately two miles to FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.)
  • Keep right to avoid the toll road overpass.
  • Turn left onto FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.)
  • Park entrance will be on the right, about 600 feet from the corner.

From Brownsville:

  • Travel north on FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) towards Los Fresnos, TX.
  • Keep right as you approach the FM 1847 (Paredes Line Rd.) and FM 511/FM 550 intersection
  • Park entrance will be on the right, about 600 feet from the corner.

By Plane

Brownsville is readily accessible via a number of area airports. The closest terminal is the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport in Brownsville. Other options include:

Valley International Airport in Harlingen, Texas
McAllen-Miller International Airport in McAllen, Texas

Last updated: May 15, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

600 E. Harrison Street
Room 1006

Brownsville, TX 78520


956 541-2785 x333

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