Cameron County parks closed until further notice

Ernesto Portales of San Benito dumps some water on the boat ramp at Adolph Thomae Jr. County Park near Arroyo City. Portales had just loaded a crate of blue crabs, and was pulling his boat out of the water for the day. Data from TPWD shows that since 1989 daily boat launches from the popular jump-off point to the Laguna Madre have doubled.

Cameron County Judge Eddie Trevino Jr. has ordered that all counties parks and beach access areas be closed beginning Wednesday.

The county will also not be accepting reservations for rentals of the community centers, including the Santa Maria Community Center and the auditorium at El Central Cultural. There will also be no reservations taken for RVs.

The list of parks that are closed include the following:

  • Isla Blanca Park
  • Andy Bowie Park
  • E.K. Atwood Park
  • Adolph Thomae Jr.
  • County Beach Access No. 3
  • County Beach Access No. 4
  • County Beach Access No. 5
  • County Beach Access No. 5
  • Boca Chica Beach
  • Jaime J. Zapata Memorial Boat Ramp
  • Bejarano-McFarland Memorial Park
  • Pete Benavides Park
  • Laureles Regional Park
  • El Ranchito Community Park
  • El Ranchito Recreational Park
  • Santa Maria Community Park
  • La Paloma Regional Park
  • Santa Rosa Community Park
  • La Esperanza Community Park
  • En Centro Cultural