The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates four recreation centers located throughout the city which offer programs for youth ages 6-16. We are dedicated to promoting character development, leadership, education, and healthy living through our many fun and exciting activities and programs.
SCHOOL-YEAR SEASON PROGRAMS
After School Program - FREE!
Youth ages 6-16 have the opportunity to engage in special programs, homework tutorials, arts and crafts, games, and much more at our four recreation centers. After school programs are open campus and provide general supervision. Space is limited. All youth must be registered. ► Please check back to this page in August 2018 for the 2018–2019 program schedule and registration.
Micro-Soccer Co-ed Youth League
This is a 6-week program held in the spring and fall for children ages 4-6 that is specially designed with a modified field and goals. Games are played on Saturdays. For more information, call (361) 826-PLAY. Please check back to this page for the fall 2018 league.
CAMPS & CLASSES
Youth with different interests have the opportunity to participate in camps with a variety of activities. These camps are designed to instill sportsmanship, build coordination, foster friendships and engage youth in new and exciting experiences. Please check back to this page periodically for updates.
Our recreational facilities offer various classes for both youth and adults at affordable rates. Classes include martial arts, fitness, dance, and much more. For current class availability, or to register, please visit our online registration page.
NEW: "Mr. J's Cosplay Academy"
Enroll in our first ever “Mr. J’s Cosplay Academy” for ages 10 and older. Learn from a trained and experienced professional about how to build your own cosplay costume, perform and market yourself to become a professional cosplayer. Instruction will be provided by John Pantoja who is the Corpus Christi Joker. It will be fun and exciting! Registration is ongoing. ► 'Mr. J's Cosplay Academy Flyer offers more details. | Register Online
Join the exciting world of comic book characters and its community!
SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS
All City recreation centers host special events throughout the year, such as dances and holiday celebrations. Events may include movies in the park, community trash cleanups, gardening clubs, cooking demonstrations, and health awareness.
Rec-Con was a big success!
Thank you to all our Sponsors, Vendors, Volunteers & Super Fans.
Over 750 fans attended the May 19, 2018 event!
The event offered many exciting activities for Comic, Anime & Superhero Fans + Gamers. Fans came dressed in their favorite cosplay or anime character and connected with other fans. They enjoyed performances, a magic show, movie screening, workshops, wrestling, vendor booths, and more. Attendees tested their skills among other gamers in the video tournaments. Local cosplayers and others made guest appearances! ► Rec-Con flyer offers more details. ► Read News Release with more details. ► Join the conversation on the Rec-Con Facebook page.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) for ages of 6-16 during June–August, at five sites. Recreation activities such as arts and crafts, tournaments, board games, indoor and outdoor play, guest speakers, and other activities are offered at all four recreation centers and the Ben Garza Gym throughout the summer. FREE lunch and snack will be provided for youth who participate. This is an open campus recreation program provided in a generally supervised environment for registered participants. Space is limited and all youth must be registered. All children attending the program must be accompanied each day by an adult to ensure space is still available on any given day. Fee is $25/child/week. On-site registration will not be offered. Early registration is strongly encouraged. Registration is ongoing, space permitting. Please check back to this page in early May 2019 for registration and more details for the Summer 2019 program.
"Lunch's On Us!"
Every summer, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department sponsors the “Lunch’s On Us!” Summer Food Service Program. Lunch and afternoon snacks are provided FREE of charge for all youth ages 1-18 at several locations throughout the city. Lunch is served from 11:30am–1pm and an afternoon snack from 2:30pm–3:30pm, Monday–Friday. For the list of participating sites and more information, call the Summer Food Hotline at (361) 826-3467. Please check back to this page in early May 2019 for registration and more details for the Summer 2019 program.
HOURS FOR ALL SITES
Summer: Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm
School Year: Monday–Friday, 4pm–7pm
Celebrate your special occasions at our recreation centers. You have several options with four centers located throughout the city. Book your next birthday and graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, family reunions and other special events with us. A rental includes the use of the social hall, game room and kitchen, along with tables and chairs. For more information, call (361) 826-3460. View the Recreation Centers Rental flyer with more details. Reserve your event online today.