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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers an endless summer filled with many fun and exciting activities for youth, from sports camps and leagues to open campus recreation, arts and crafts to swim lessons, nature camps and so much more! Our enthusiastic staff look forward to making your experience outstanding. Register your children today for their #BestSummerEver.


Introduction to Junior Lifeguarding

July 30–August 2, 2019

This FREE course is for ages 12-15 and will be taught at the Corpus Christi Natatorium (map). Students will learn about what it will take to become a lifeguard. This is not a learn-to-swim class and it is not for certification. We are only accepting 10 students, so sign up now! View the flyer for more details.  ► Register online


Sports Programs

We offer a wide variety of sports camps and leagues. 

  • Sports Camps (for ages 6-17; eleven different sports offered)
  • Basketball League (for ages 6-17)
  • High School Varsity Basketball League (boys division & girls division)
  • High School Baseball League (for 18 & Under; 16 & Under)
  • High School Volleyball League (for ages 14-17)
  • Indoor Soccer League (for ages 7-14)
  • Mini-Dribbler Co-Ed Basketball League (for ages 3-5)  

Swim Lessons

This program is offered for ages six months to adult during the summer season from June 4–August 9 at two city pools. We offer group and private lessons. Group swimming lessons are designed for children ages 3-12. Teen/Adult, as well as Parent & Toddler classes, are also available. Read more about our aquatic programs and services.

Latchkey Camps

We are offering our premier recreation camps for ages 5-13, which run Monday–Friday, June 10–August 2, from 7:30am–6pm (closed July 4), at six sites. Registration is ongoing throughout the summer, as space permits. Call (361) 826-3499 for availability.


Add S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) to your child's summer with our open campus recreation program offered for ages 6-16, Monday–Friday, June 10–August 2, from 11am–4pm, at five sites. Online registration is ongoing throughout the summer.

O.S.O. Guardians Camps

Have your child Observer Science Outdoors! These camps are designed for ages 5-10 and will run June 17–August 9, from 9am–12pm, at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve. Camps will include a field trip, hands-on science, and interactive field experiences. Learn more about the preserve.

Coastal Chronicles Teen Camp

Join us for a week of field trips that includes fishing, kayaking, exploring and beachcombing! This camp is for ages 11-15 and will run July 15–19, from 8:15am–12:15pm. Campers will meet at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve. Learn more about the preserve.


Register Online here!


Lunch's On Us! 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, from June 10–August 2. Registration is not required for this program. For more information, call the Summer Food Hotline at (361) 826-3467

► Read the news release for the list of participating sites and more information.

► View the Summer 2019 'Lunch's On Us! Program flyer (includes list of all sites and schedule notes)

► VIDEO - Free in CC: Lunch's On Us (July 6, 2017)


Bay Jammin' Concert & Cinema Series

We invite everyone to enjoy our popular annual summer series at Cole Park Amphitheater which is set along our waterfront against our Corpus Christi Bay with breathtaking views. It’s FREE for everyone, so bring your lawn chairs, blankets and enjoy evenings of great entertainment with family and friends. Read more about the series. 

CONCERTS will be performed every Thursday from June–August, from 7:30pm–10pm. It will showcase a wonderful musical group each week for your entertainment. Music will be LIVE—featuring a variety of genres from rock, country, world beat, jazz, blues and more. Read the news release for the complete summer 2019 band schedule and more details.  ► Summer 2019 Concert Schedule Flyer

MOVIES will be shown every Friday from June–August, beginning at dark. The audience can enjoy an entire summer filled with action, adventure, and comedy. All films are family-friendly and closed-captioned. Read the news release for the complete 2019 movie line-up and more details.  ► Summer 2019 Movies Line-Up Flyer


Splash Parties

If you are thinking of hosting a pool party for your child or someone else, book your party with us. Our Splash Parties offer fun venues for your special occasions like birthdays, family reunions, office parties and more! Read more about our parties.

Reserve your splash party today!


Corpus Christi Beaches

Corpus Christi’s beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Texas Gulf Region. The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department cares for two bayfront beaches and designated stretches of beaches along our Gulf Coast. Read more about our beaches. 



Did You Know...

All Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department facilities are available for rentals. We have pools, gyms, recreation centers, senior centers, sports fields, and pavilions. These are perfect for birthday and holiday parties, splash parties, family reunions, baby showers, sports practices, monthly meetings, fundraisers and more. Review the list of facilities.

Make your reservation online or call us today!


Summer Jobs

► View video - City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation is Hiring for Summer 2019 Jobs

Latchkey Full-Time Summer Positions - Flyer

► Aquatics Summer Positions - Flyer

Summer Gulf Beach Lifeguard Positions - Video

► City of Corpus Christi Job Postings - Apply Online



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