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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department works with consultants to develop master plans that will serve to guide the department regarding improvements and operations to better serve our community. These plans were developed with the input from Corpus Christi residents.


2022 Parks & Recreation Master Plan and Bill Witt Park Master Plan

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Master Plan will guide the growth and enhancement of the City’s parks, public grounds, open spaces and recreational assets over the next 10 years. Public engagement will play a key role in shaping the outcome of both Master Plans. City residents and other area stakeholders will be involved throughout the planning process to provide input on Master Plan vision, goals, proposed strategies, and the recommendations in the final document. 


► 10 Year Parks and Rec Master Plan (PDF file)

NEWS: City Council Adopts New 10-Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan (Released 6-28-22)

Learn more about the Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2022.


Bill Witt Park Site Plan 2022 (PDF file)

Learn about the public engagement for the Bill Witt Park Plan (PDF).

NEWS: Council Approves a Construction Contract for a New Aquatics Center (Released 4-11-23)




The 2017 Recreation Facilities Master Plan serves as a guide for the recreational program based on current trends for the region, Texas and the Nation. The plan was developed with the input from Corpus Christi residents.

The purpose of this plan was to 1) Identify existing recreation offerings, 2) Identify the recreation program gaps in service, 3) Benchmark recreation facilities to peer cities, 4) Recommend a level of service standard that meets Corpus Christi needs, and 5) Recommended plan for achieving the Corpus Christi standard.

     2017 Recreation Facilities Master Plan (Adopted 3-8-17)




The 2012 Master Plan serves to guide future park and recreation improvements and operations.

The plan was developed with the input from Corpus Christi residents obtained through a series of public meetings and an online survey.

Residents shared their ideas and feelings about their parks, trails, recreation facilities and programs. This contribution was a vital component in the process to develop a plan that will serve our hopes and vision for our city.

     2012 Master Plan (Adopted 9-25-12)

     Map of 7 Parks Master Plan Areas (1-6-11)

     Removal of Park Amenities Project List (task in the 2012 Master Plan)




The following master plans are now in various stages of development or construction:

•   Ben Garza Master Plan & Map

•   Corpus Christi State School Master Plan

•   Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center - Preliminary Master Plan (8-10-11)

•   Oso Creek – Oso Bay Green Belt Parks, & Trail System Master Plan (Revised 2-20-06)

•   Oso Parkway Plan (adopted 11-30-93; amended 2-28-95, 11-11-97)




The City, County, and the Regional Transportation Authority have teamed up to create an extensive plan to provide access to cycling, walking, hiking trails. These amenities are designed for both residents and visitors to enjoy. The vision/goal is to create more livable communities—communities where people get out to enjoy outdoor recreation as well as promote a more "green" environment.

Some portions of the earlier trails plan are completed. Corpus Christi Bay Trail

CCMPO Strategic Plan for Active Mobility - Phase 1: Bicycle Mobility (updated 3-22-18)

VIDEO - Corpus Christi Bike Share program addition to the downtown area in 2016

Contact Information

Robert Dodd, Director
Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department

Phone: (361) 826-3464