The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing 2,100 acres of developed and undeveloped open spaces (parks, City beaches, natural habitats, etc.) and facilities (recreation centers, pools, gyms, ball fields, senior centers, tennis and golf courses, etc.) to enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
Public Meetings for New Parks Master Plan
Three Opportunities in July to Voice Your Ideas. Join us!
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department will host a series of five public meetings located throughout the city to discuss and gather feedback from residents in preparation to update the Parks Master Plan. This plan will serve to guide future park and recreation improvements and operations.
► Meetings (revised list): May 21, May 23, July 16 & July 18, July 26
► See News Release for list of meetings and more details. (Released 6-22-18)
The Water's Edge Ribbon Cutting
Everyone was invited to join us for the ribbon cutting of our city's highly anticipated downtown bayfront park development. The ceremony was held at The Great Lawn near McCaughan Park on April 18, 2018. See News Release for more details. l Map site l View event inviation.
Over 190 parks are listed by category and amenities in this document. Surveys indicate that parks are very important to residents and visitors—they enrich the quality of life and are a critical factor which impacts our city's economic development.
► List of City Parks in Corpus Christi (interactive map with the list of amenities)
VIDEO - Bayshore Park Development (now formally renamed The Water's Edge)
RENDERING - Bayshore Park (now formerly named The Water's Edge)
VIDEO - Free in CC - Walk Along the Bayfront (September 7, 2017)
VIDEO - Play-for-All Playground at Salinas Park Grand Opening Celebration on February 4, 2017
VIDEO - Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge (May 30, 2017)
VIDEO - Watergarden (May 3, 2017)
VIDEO - West Guth Park Improvements (March 17, 2017)
VIDEO - Free in CC - Walk Along North Beach Beachwalk (October 12, 2017)
This program is a meaningful way for businesses, groups, and volunteers to showcase their commitment to the community. We hope you will join our efforts. The first step to adopting a park is to submit an Adopt-A-Park application. Once you have selected a park and completed the application, submit a copy to Darren Gurley, Park Operations Supervisor, at Charlesgu@cctexas.com, and the process towards adopting a park will begin thereafter. View the Adopt-A-Park Poster
You’re invited to join the dedicated Oso Creek volunteer team every third Saturday of the month to clear paths for hike and bike trails. View the Oso Creek Park Volunteer Flyer
OSO BAY WETLANDS PRESERVE & LEARNING CENTER
This is a 162-acre nature preserve that is filled with life. We look forward to sharing the wonders of the natural world with you. We invite families, students, and nature lovers to explore the trails and learn with us or on your own. Visitors will learn about the importance of protecting this area now and for future generations to enjoy. Read more about the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.
COMMEMORATIVE TREE & BENCH PROGRAM
Individuals, families or organizations can honor someone special in a loving and thoughtful way through our Commemorative Tree & Bench Program. With this program, you’ll have the opportunity to donate tree or bench memorials to celebrate a loved one within our beautiful parks. Learn more: Commemorative Tree & Bench Program brochure and Program request form.
BIKE & HIKE TRAILS
(Information coming soon)
► Schanen Hike & Bike Trail - Map Sign - Location
► Bear Creek Hike & Bike Trail - Map Sign - Location
► Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Hiking & Viewing Trail - Map Sign - Location
VIDEO - Hike & Bike Trails in Corpus Christi - features Bear Creek Hike & Bike Trail, Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve walking trail and Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge (video by Corpus Christi CVB; January 20, 2017)
(Information coming soon)
CONTACT & MORE INFORMATION
Phone: (361) 826-PLAY
JOIN OUR TEAM
We are always looking for a few good men and women to join our Park Crews.
Tree Advisory Committee
This committee reviews and recommends a formal written plan to the City Council for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of public trees. Learn more about the Tree Advisory Committee.
The pier at Cole Park is closed for safety precautions.
West Guth Park is closed for renovations.