Trails End Park opened the first shuffleboard courts in 1977 with 8 courts, fourteen more courts were added later. Shuffling became and remains a very popular sports event in the Rio Grande Valley. For that matter, there were very few golf courses in the Valley in the 1970ís, so Winter Texans coming down for the winter months took advantage of learning the shuffleboard game and enjoying the outdoor activity. It was so wonderful to enjoy an outdoor activity in the winter time while families and friends back home were experiencing cold and snowy weather conditions.
There are six people from Trails End Park who have been inducted into the Texas State Shuffleboard Association and/or the Rio Grande Valley Shuffleboard Association Hall of Fame:
In 2004, the late Ivan Watts, Marie Watts, Louise Tolle and Arlene Sanders (Administration) were inducted.
In 2005, the late Stan Vance and Judy Vance were inducted.
There still are 22 shuffleboard courts in our park with approximately 90 active shuffleboard members.