Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark

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Park Day Volunteer Opportunity

Park Day @ Palmito Ranch Battlefield National Historic Landmark

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Saturday, April 7, 2018
Boca Chica Highway (Hwy. 4)
Brownsville, TX 78521

Join this site as a volunteer on Park Day 2018, the American Battlefield Trust’s annual hands-on event to help battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Share your photos and experiences on social media with #ParkDay2018 to highlight the battlefield preservation community. Learn more at


Meeting place: Park Day will be held at the core battlefield area, located 16.3 miles east of Brownsville on State Highway 4 (Boca Chica Hwy).

Meeting time: 11:30

Planned Activities: Trash Removal

Planned Low-Impact Activities: No

Bring Tools & Supplies: No

History or Educational Programs: Yes, we will offer:

Food provided: Yes, water and snacks

In the Event of Inclement Weather: Continue as planned

Please note: This is a joint initiative between Texas Historical Commission, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park, and Brownsville Historical Association. The event is free and open to the public. Bring sunscreen, work clothes, and a hat. Bottled water, light snacks, disposable gloves, and trash bags will be provided for free. For those who want double the battlefield fun, volunteers can meet at the nearby Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park at 9:00 AM. From 9:30 to 11:00 participants will learn about the connections between the Mexican American War and the Civil War and see living history demonstrations, including the firing of cannon and muskets.


Lila Rakoczy

(512) 463-5833