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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department staff encourages everyone to live, learn, and play. Look to us for ways to enrich your life by enjoying all the opportunities and resources available to you. Take advantage of the wide range of physical, social, nutritional, and cultural activities at our City parks, beaches, and recreational facilities. We provide endless ways for you to engage in an active and healthy lifestyle.

We invite everyone to ... Live. Learn. Play!

Live Your Best Life Ever 

Enjoy all THE PERKS of living and playing in Corpus Christi!

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2021 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. 

► LEARN MORE about the Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2021.

► NEWS UPDATES:

City Council Receives a Mid-Point Briefing on the 10 Year Parks & Recreation Master Plan and the Bill Witt Park Master Plan (Released 8-10-21)

City Announces Public Engagement Plan for Parks and Recreation 10-Year Master Plan and Bill Witt Park Master Plan (Released 2-9-2021)

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Notable NEWS About Parks & Development Projects, & Current Events

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is constantly on the move to maintain and improve its parks and recreation facilities. Learn about these and other notable current news on the Our News Page.

► GUIDELINES: Play It Safe, COVID-19 Update. (Update 5-17-2021) 

Parks & Recreation Department Services

"After Hour Kid Power" Program

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates the "After Hour Kid Power" Program (formerly named Latchkey) which offers an afterschool program, school break day cam

78415 Community Youth Development Program

The 78415 CYD Program is a free service for youth, and family members of eligible youth, who live or attend school in the 78415 ZIP code. It is funded by the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services.

Arts & Culture

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to offering a wide range of arts and cultural activities to enrich the lives of its residents and visitors.

Bay Jammin’ Concert & Cinema Series

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites everyone to enjoy our annual Summer Bay Jammin’ Concert & Cinema Series at Cole Park Amphitheater, set under the stars against our beautiful Corpus Christi bayfront.

Beach Parking Permits

We invite you to our gulf beaches for ENDLESS play and relaxation. 

Commission On Children & Youth

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department serves as liaison on the Commission on Children & Youth.

Corpus Christi Beaches

Corpus Christi’s beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Texas Gulf Region.

Corpus Christi Marina

The Only Major Downtown Marina on the Texas Coast, only a Short Walk to Restaurants and Nightlife Venues.

Corpus Christi Public Art

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites you to explore its dynamic Public Art Program.

Corpus Christi Splash Pads

It's happening! Three splash pads are popping up throughout Corpus Christi in May and June 2020!

Golf Courses

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department owns two full-service municipal golf courses. Both courses are managed by Foresight Golf.  

Health & Fitness

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department promotes nutrition and fitness through its many sports, exercise, and recreation programs and services.

Heritage Park

Heritage Park is Corpus Christi's historic park which hosts and supports many art and cultural activities, as well as a variety of community events throughout the year.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center serves to enhance community understanding for the need to preserve the natural resources of coastal ecosystems for future generations through access and education.

Parks & Development

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.

Parks & Recreation Facilities

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates a wide-range of recreation facilities to host sporting events, classes, camps, as well as fitness, recreation, social and nutrition activities.

Parks & Recreation Volunteer Opportunities

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department provides a variety of meaningful ways for individuals, community groups and businesses to showcase their commitment to the community through volunteering.

Recreation Centers

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates four recreation centers located throughout the city which offer programs for youth ages 6-16.

Senior Services

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department strives to cultivate the best quality of life for persons age 50 plus.

Special Events Planning

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of venues for your special event, parade or march. Our Special Events Team will work with the event organizer to navigate all t

Sports

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports programs, classes, camps, leagues, and tournaments for youth and adults.

Swim Programs & Pools

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Aquatics Program staff encourage residents to build a life-long passion for swimming while enjoying the water.

Tennis Centers

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department has two full-service municipal tennis centers which offer quality courts for play, private and semi-private lessons, leagues, tournaments, a full line of tennis apparel, accessories and professional stringing.

The Water's Edge

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation invites everyone to The Water’s Edge — our city's latest scenic bayfront park development nestled along the Corpus Christi Bay in the Sports, Entertainment

Special Events Planning

Host your event at one of our many venues. Let us help you get started.

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Dante Gonzalez, PhD, Interim Director of Parks & Recreation Department

Dante Gonzalez, PhD, Interim Director of Parks & Recreation Department