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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.


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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 list of amenities)

► Park Maintenance Levels 

► Levels of Care for Parks 



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 - Cole Park (August 10, 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)

VIDEO - Old Bayview Cemetery (June 15, 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, and the process towards adopting a park will begin thereafter. View the Adopt-A-Park Poster

View the List of Adopt-A-Park Volunteers who are making a difference today!

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  




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



2017 IN 2017

In an effort to expand the city’s urban tree canopy, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the Tree Advisory Committee have set the ambitious goal to plant 2017 trees during 2017 throughout our park system. Trees provide us with many benefits every day, like cleaning our air and water, improving our health, reducing heat islands, adding beauty to our environment, increasing property values, saving money on energy bills, and so much more. For example, four people can benefit from the supply of oxygen from one large tree!

On February 17, 2017, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department, AEP and the Tree Advisory Committee held its first tree planting ceremony to kick off the ‘2017 TREES IN 2017’ initiative at Cullen Park, located at 910 Airline Road. A total of 37 trees consisting of Cedar Elms, Mexican White Oak and Anacua will be planted in the park. In addition to the 20 trees supplied by the City, AEP has graciously donated 17 trees for this event.

As of June 12th, 228 trees have been planted.




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.




(Information coming soon)

Corpus Christi Bay Hike & Bike Trail Brochure with Map

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) 

VIDEO - Free in CC - Hike & Bike Trails - features Schanen Hike & Bike Trail, Bear Creek Hike & Bike Trail, and the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve walking trail (November 21, 2017)




(Information coming soon)

Blucher Park - Park Sign 1 - Park Sign 2 - Location - Information

Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge - Park Sign - Location - Information


Phone: (361) 826-PLAY

► Parks & Recreation Master Plans 

Parks & Recreation page




We are always looking for a few good men and women to join our Park Crews. 

► Park Operations Jobs Flyer 

► City of Corpus Christi Job Postings Apply Online 


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.