Edinburg offers plenty of recreational activities for people of all ages, including golf, nature parks, city parks and waterparks, museums, sporting events, movies, community festivals, and much more.
Bert Ogden Arena
The Bert Ogden arena is a 9,000 seat stadium, the largest of its kind in South Texas. It is home to the RGV Vipers, an NBA Development League team - and an affiliate of the Houston rockets. Besides watching basketball games, the Bert Ogden Arena hosts major concerts, sporting events and live shows year-round.
The City of Edinburg operates two municipal golf courses, all focused on a great golf experience at an affordable price.
Los Lagos is an 18-hole golf course that ranks as one of the top courses in the Rio Grande Valley. It won The Monitor’s Reader’s Choice Award for favorite golf course in 2017. The facility has received the honor 10 times since 2005. The course is a von Hagge, Smelek and Baril design known for its dramatic mounding along the fairways, more than 75 strategically placed sand traps to capture errant shots, and water coming into play on eleven holes.
Ebony Hills is a nine-hole course that has a rating of 67.7 and a slope of 107. Every hole has four sets of tees to accommodate every level of play, from very accomplished to beginners. Ebony remains of the most popular courses among Winter Texan visitors.
Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center
The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) is set on forty acres of wetlands next to the ninety acre Edinburg municipal Park. The site has over one mile of trails and five bird observation platforms. The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center (EWBC) made several aesthetic upgrades in 2017. The facility now has a brand new pavilion with 12 picnic tables. The space allows a place for families to relax and dine on the grounds, and also serves as a new classroom space for nature programs. The EWBC also installed a new water feature and seating in the butterfly garden. Along the trails of the facility, there are now bird blinds and wildlife feeders.