BANNWORTH PARK (18.5 acres) – Shary Road & Village Drive A Community Park, which includes a 7/8-mile Jogging Trail, Playground, Pond with a Pier, Picnic Pavilion, 8 Picnic Tables, Football/Soccer Field, Baseball/Softball Field, Restrooms, and Open Play Area. BIRDWELL PARK (8.0 acres) – Stewart Road & E. 24th St.
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported the 2018 Daffodil Breakfast on Tuesday, April 24 th, 2018. A springtime tradition since 2002, the Daffodil Breakfast celebrates individuals and organizations whose dedication to their neighborhood and city exemplifies The Daffodil Project’s spirit of volunteerism and stewardship.
The First Lift Station is a pump station in Mission, Texas, that once provided water for irrigating the crops of the early Rio Grande Valley. In 1907 John J. Conway and James W. Hoit began the Mission Canal Co. Irrigation system, which was instrumental in the early agricultural growth of the area.
McAllen Nature Center (20 acres), formerly known as McAllen Botanical Gardens, is a city-operated nature preserve located in McAllen, Texas at 4101 West Business US 83. The site is between Ware and Bentsen Roads on the west side of McAllen, not far from the McAllen Convention Center. The gardens were established in 1962, with an emphasis on palms.
The Museum is housed in two historic buildings in downtown Mission. The Shary Building, which carries a Texas historical marker, was built by Valley pioneer John H. Shary in 1939, and housed his business offices until purchased by the City of Mission in 1960.
The Montezuma Cypress (Taxodium Mucronatum) is an excellent ornamental that is drought tolerant but can also grow on the edge of lakes and streams. It can grow to a huge size; in fact one specimen in Mexico is considered to have the largest trunk of any tree in the world (over 50' in circumference.
The National Butterfly Center, in Mission, Texas, serves as the backdrop for a portion of this insightful documentary of wild butterflies, filmed by Peabody Award-winning cinematographer Ann Johnson Prum, who recently won the Emmy for Best Cinematography in Documentary for her production of Super Hummingbirds, also for PBS' NATURE.
Mission RV Park Plants Monarch Butterfly Gardens. At Oleander Acres RV Resort in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, we care about all our winter visitors, including the Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus or milkweed butterfly) who grace us with their presence on their way to their winter retreats in Mexico.