Parks & Recreation

Aquatics Program Announcement:

The City of Port Arthur Parks and Recreation Department features ongoing Aquatics events! Please see the information regarding water activities and classes.

Learn to Swim Classes


Strengthening community through high quality recreational programs, safe, fun and accessible parks and state of art facilities that create memorable life experiences.
We are committed to making Port Arthur the best place to live, work and play by providing safe and aesthetically pleasing parks and facilities; along with diverse and innovative programming that will build a strong community and enhance the quality of life for our citizens.


  • To connect residents through parks and recreation.
  • To provide residents, visitors and city personnel opportunities to improve their health and fitness.
  • To offer parks, open space and recreation amenities that are diverse to the community.


  • Be the source of information for parks and recreation opportunities city-wide.
  • Provide access where children, youths and adults can participate in high quality, fun and accessible physical and social activities.
  • Tailor programs and services to the demographics and needs of the community.