Parks & Recreation Department - Parks Division

The Parks Division is responsible for the planning, procurement, and development of park land and facilities.  This department provides the care and maintenance of all City-owned parks.  Included in the park inventory are approximately 556 acres of park and recreational facilities.  This division also maintains public building grounds.  In addition, the department provides for the preparation of recreational facilities such as baseball, softball, soccer, and football fields.  It constructs park restroom facilities, irrigation systems, park shelters, fences, playground equipment, and other park-related construction activities.

Follow the progress of our new Hike and Bike Trail.

Opening in Early Summer 2014!
Maintenance Rodeo 2014
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Congratulations to our Maintenance Rodeo Finalists!

Left to right:
Ramiro Rodriguez,
Pedro Rangel (1st Place in Nail Drive),
Joe Olvera, Juan Barron,
Robert Chavez (3rd Place in Mower Obstacle Course),
and Ubaldo Ramirez
Parks in Harlingen
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Jeff Lyssy, Parks Superintendent
Office Phone : (956) 216-5951

Education:
1993    B. S., Texas A & M University

Other Training/Education:  
NPSI Playground Inspector, TDA Pesticide Applicator License

Historical Information:
1994 - 1998     Cameron County Park System, Park Manager

Hobbies:  Fishing, Hunting, Cooking

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