Falcon State Park

US 83, 30 miles south of Zapata
One of Zapata County’s crown jewels, Falcon State Park, stands as a favorite recreational locale for both visitors and locals alike. Created from the erection of Falcon Dam in 1953, this landmark offers its guests some of the most scenic vistas of the area, all in a peaceful and tranquil setting. Falcon State Park beckons visitors to explore its lush landscape. Avid birders can catch sight of that rare White Collared Seedeater, checking it off on their life lists. Deer dart in and out of sight as they forage for food and water along the banks of Falcon Lake, while butterflies fly through the air often landing on colorful flowers for a brief respite.

The park also features excellent hiking and biking trails for the avid sports enthusiast. Falcon State Park makes for the ideal setting for family gatherings. Park amenities include plenty of space for cookouts, parties, and recreational activities for young and old alike. The park features playground equipment so that youngsters can have some fun under the South Texas sun. As twilight draws near, visitors can enjoy the orange, purple and pink hues of the setting sun. Falcon State Park provides a peaceful oasis for visitors and locals alike. Park Entrance fee required.

• Picnic Areas
• Camping
• Restrooms
• Cleaning Stations
• Handicap Access
• Boat Ramp - Arroyo Veleno
• Ramp will accommodate all boat types
• Open all year
For more information please visit Falcon State Park Website

 Zapata County Parks

Zapata County offers locals and visitors alike several beautiful parks to enjoy. Whether it’s for a family cookout or a peaceful respite from the day’s troubles, Zapata County Parks provide a welcome place of refreshment and enjoyment. On any given Sunday, the pungent aroma of meat sizzling on the grill floats through the park grounds as children play under the watchful gaze of their parents. Couples stroll along the trails, while at a distance, a group of friends set up a sound system for an impromptu party.  Along with playing catch, youngsters also enjoy the playground equipment swinging as high as the swing set will let them by asking mom and dad to push them higher.

Hikers can enjoy Zapata’s natural beauty as they walk along the Fallen Heroes Memorial Trail, one of the county’s newest hiking spots. The trail winds its way through Zapata’s natural brush country allowing walkers to enjoy nature at its best.

Romeo T. Flores Park

Romeo T. Flores Park
101 Delmar

• Basketball Court
• Children’s Play Area
• Picnic Area
• Swimming Pool
• Stage

Zapata County Baseball Park

Zapata County Baseball Park
2402 Hidalgo St.

Zapata County Pavilion

Zapata County Pavilion
404 East 23rd Ave.

• Basketball Court
• Children’s Play Area
• Picnic Area
• Walking Path
• Stage

San Ygnacio Baseball Park

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Valle Verde St.

AL Benavides Elementary Baseball Park

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307 Lincoln St

Zapata County Bravo Park

Zapata County Bravo Park
201 West 9th Ave.

• Children’s Play Area
• Picnic Area
• Walking Path
• Bird Watching

Zapata County Siesta Shore Park

Zapata County Siesta Shore Park
704 Monterrey Lane

• Basketball Court
• Children’s Play Area
• Picnic Area
• Walking Path

Zapata County Pct. 4 Recreational Park

Zapata County Pct. 4 Recreational Park
1909 Fresno St.

• Basketball Court
• Children’s Play Area
• Picnic Area
• Walking Path

Zapata County Pct. 4 Children’s Park

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1609 Glenn St.

• Basketball Court
• Children’s Play Area
• Picnic Area