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In partnership with our citizens, the Parks and Recreation Department provides park and recreation programs, facilities, and services which respond to changing needs within our communities.  

We strive to protect and preserve a park system that promotes quality recreational, cultural and outdoor experiences for the community and enrich the quality of life for present and future generations in a safe and secure environment.


Amistad Park:

Amistad Park is located on 10th and Avenue C with numerous amenities such as;

  • BBQ Pits
  • Fields for Baseball Practice
  • Basketball Courts
  • Pavilion
  • Playground
  • Public Restrooms

Bay Ridge Park:

Bay Ridge Park is a "hard to find" gem located off of Bay Ridge Avenue with a playground and a large amount of space to run around and play in.

City Field: 

City Field is a small neighborhood park located off of Whitson and Ave E. The park is primarily used for the soccer fields that span over the entire area of the park as well as a public restroom. 

Duncan Park:

Duncan Park is located off of Duncan Avenue where it dead-ends past LeTulle Avenue. Duncan Park offers a laundry list of activities fun for the whole family such as: 

  • BBQ Pits
  • Picnic Areas
  • Basketball Courts
  • Horseshoe Pits
  • Volleyball
  • Pavilion
  • Playground (brand new)

Gusman Park:

Gusman Park is an esplanade that runs down the middle of Avenue G between the Train Depot and 5th Street. Gusman Park is lined with beautiful old oak trees and serves as a memorial to R.C. Gusman who served as Mayor of Bay City for 32 years. Gusman's service and dedication to Bay City is nearly unrivaled and this park preserves the memory of that service provided to the citizens of our great community. 

Hardeman Park:

Hardeman Park is located at 600 12th Street and houses our Teen Center where Matagorda Young Life currently operates out of. 

  • Football Fields
  • Skate Park 
  • Trail
  • Public Restrooms

Hilliard Pool:

Hilliard Pool is located at 3020 LeTulle Avenue. The pool has concession stands and restrooms with showers. 

  • Hours of Operation (hours subject to change contact Parks & Rec before going to verify)
    • Tuesday - Sunday from Noon - 7pm ($1 Entry for children under the age of 17; $2 for adults age 18 or older.)

Liberty Park:

Liberty Park is a "pocket" park located off of 6th Street next to Bay City Feed and at the base of our water tower. Liberty Park features a gazebo that has a long standing history behind it with a Historical Monument details the significance behind the gazebo. There are also plenty of picnic tables to sit and enjoy the beautiful Gulf Coast weather. 

Mary Withers Park:

Mary Withers Park is located off of 4th Street next to the Historic USO Building. The park features sand volleyball courts, tennis courts, and picnic areas. The courts are lighted and the lights will stay on until 11pm every night. 

Valiant Pool (16th St.):

Valiant Pool is located at 2624 16th Street and offers a concession stand as well as restrooms outfitted with showers.  

  • Hours of Operation (hours subject to change contact Parks & Rec before going to verify)
    • Tuesday thru Friday
      • Noon - 5pm for Open Swim ($1 Entry for children 17 and under; $2 for adults age 18 or older.)
      • 5pm - 7pm for Lap Swim ($1 Entry)
    • Saturday & Sunday; Noon - 7 pm ($1 Entry for children 17 and under; $2 for adults age 18 or older.) 
  • Lap Swimming beinning on August 14th, Monday - Friday: 5pm - 7pm.

Sports Complex- 2414 FM 3156

Three softball fields

              Press box

              Basketball Pavilion


Community Park- 2900 Rugeley

Joe Davis Field


Highland Park- 1302 Highland


Picnic Area

Henderson Park- 1205 Moore

Basketball Court