MISSION STATEMENT

To deliver services that enhance the quality of life of all citizens through recreational programming and effectively maintain and develop Laredo’s park system. Imagine a job where you dream up activities to entertain, build exciting equipment and develop programs that are stimulating, healthy and fun.

That accurately describes the challenge of the City of Laredo Parks and Recreation Department, a challenge that these employees take very seriously.

“We work hard so that others can play,”

is the motto of the over 200 employees of the Department.

And with parks, splash parks, skate parks, recreation centers, swimming pools, tennis & racquetball courts and softball fields in their care, they certainly do work hard.

Administration

J.J Gomez
J.J Gomez

Director

956.795.2350

2201 Piedra China

Anita Stanley
Anita Stanley

Assistant Director

956.729.4600

2102 Clark’s Crossing Dr

Graciela Briones
Graciela Briones

Assistant Director

956.795.2350

2201 Piedra China

Recreation Centers’ Supervisors

Veronica Lopez
Veronica Lopez

Haynes Recreation Center

956.729.4600

2102 Clark’s Crossing Dr.

Marina Garcia
Marina Garcia

NE Hillside Rec

956.795.3045

320 Wyoming

Blas Rodriguez
Blas Rodriguez

East Hachar Rec

956.795.2359

1102 N Smith

Juan M. Meza
Juan M. Meza

Cigarroa Rec

956.795.3050

2201 Zacatecas

Juan Muñoz
Juan Muñoz

Marcos Aranda Rec

956.795.3040

1120 E. Calton Rd

Albert Ramirez
Albert Ramirez

El Eden Rec

956.794.1769

4735 Loma Vista

Vianney Garcia
Vianney Garcia

Fasken Senior Center

956.729.4630

15201 Cerralvo Dr.

Guadalupe Garza
Guadalupe Garza

Downtown Senior Fitness Center

956.523.0225

1212 Matamoros

Orlando Canizales
Orlando Canizales

Canizales Boxing Gym

956.791.0426

1610 Guadalupe St

Eva E. Lozano
Eva E. Lozano

Margarito Benavides Jr. Rec

956.795.3055

2902 Tilden Ave.

Rogelio Mercado
Rogelio Mercado

Barbara Fasken Community Center

956.729.4630

15201 Cerralvo Dr.

Debbie J. Rodriguez
Debbie J. Rodriguez

La Ladrillera

956.727.8239

2100 Pinder

Staff

Nora May
Nora May

Recreation Superintendent

956.729.4600

2102 Clark’s Crossing Dr.

Roberto “Mike” Chapa
Roberto “Mike” Chapa

Recreation Centers’ Manager

956.729.4600

2102 Clark’s Crossing Dr.

Christina D. Morin
Christina D. Morin

Recreation Centers’ Manager

956.729.4600

2102 Clark’s Crossing Dr.

Ramiro Ramos
Ramiro Ramos

Special Events Manager

956.795.2350

2201 Piedra China

Calixto Flores
Calixto Flores

Parks Superintendent

956.729.4610

2201 Piedra China

Jose Renteria, Jr.
Jose Renteria, Jr.

Aquatics Manager

956.794.1765

202 W. Plum

Letter from Director

Letter from Director

No matter what month of the year it is, those of us lucky enough to live in Laredo have a wide world of recreation activities available to all city residents. The Laredo Parks & Recreation Department is here to provide you with many options for fun year-round. Whether you like organized sports, a long bike ride, or simply a stroll on one of our walking trails, you and your family have countless of recreation options to choose from during the year.

I hope the City of Laredo Parks & Recreation Department Web Site is helpful to you in learning about the many programs & activities our department offers the community. We encourage you to get up, be active and get involved with your community, visit any of our City Parks or any of our state of the art recreation center facilities, swimming pools or tennis courts.

As the Parks & Recreation Department Director, I can assure you our department staff will work hard to continue to provide high quality parks, recreational facilities and fun activities that will enhance the lives of our residents from pre-school to senior citizens and those with special needs at all of our clean and well-maintained and safe facilities.

As in so many other aspects of life, the key to running a successful department is having the ability to strike a balance between young and old, traditional and innovative, the need of one versus the needs of many. Keeping this in mind, our employees continually strive to honor the past while embracing the challenges of the future and to serve an entire community, while maintaining meaningful connections with individual participants.

As we proceed in the years ahead, we plan to update our existing parks, install new parks as the city continues to grow and extend our present trail system. I enthusiastically encourage you and your family to use and enjoy all our parks, trails, pools and recreational facilities.

Department Functions

  • Maintenance of 97 Parks, approximately 550 acres.
  • Maintenance of 4 Plazas and El Mercado
  • Maintenance of 18 Little League Fields and 7 Softball Fields
  • Maintenance and Operation of 8 Swimming Pools
  • Maintenance and Operation of 10 Splash Parks
  • Rental of Pavilions and Pools
  • CIP Project Management
  • Operation of 11 Recreational Centers
  • Operation of 9 Summer Program Sites
  • Recreational Programming