Recreational Facilities
Recreational Facilities


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Maravillo Gymnasium is home to the Lady Palomino Women's Volleyball Team.  It offers a multi-purpose hard-wood court area for basketball, volleyball and an array of fitness classes.  The facility also features

  • men’s and women’s locker rooms with showers
  • training room
  • cardio room
  • weight room
  • two racquetball courts


The gymnasium is named after Cpl. Quintin Maravillo, who was the first Laredo Junior college student to die in the line of duty in World War II.  The building was dedicated to the memory of Laredo College students who have died in war. 


The gymnasium and classroom building supports the LC Kinesiology, Athletics and Intramural Sports Programs. 


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Fort McIntosh Park is an outdoor recreational complex located on the north side of the campus.  It includes a

  • baseball field, home to the Palomino Baseball Team
  • the H.E. Butt Tennis Courts, home to the nationally ranked Palomino men’s and women’s tennis teams
  • softball field, home to the Palomino fast-pitch women’s softball team
  • swimming pool
  • concession facilities
  • restrooms and showers for student athletics and recreational programs


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Rancho La Union Plaza is the newest recreational area on the Fort McIntosh Campus.  It is a park-style area featuring a gazebo, water fountain and a scenic landscape, located between the Private David B. Barkeley Veterans Memorial Chapel and the LC President’s Home on the west side of campus.


In 2008, the plaza was named after the ranchland of the late Guadalupe Martinez, which according to historical records, was one of the first ranches in Zapata County that originated from Spanish settlements granted in 1767 during the Spanish Visita Real.


Martinez was a descendant of one of those original settlers that began Rancho La Union.  He inherited the ranch from his family in the 20th century, and worked there from the time he was a small child until his 80s.


LC dedicated the campus plaza in honor of Martinez and Rancho La Union for the major financial contributions the college has received through the Guadalupe and Lilia Martinez Foundation.