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!
► Corpus Christi to Host the Summer 2021 TAAF Games of Texas!
The Games of Texas is the State's annual championship for sports. Athletes and teams that win the State finals are then allowed to advance to the national competition. The Games of Texas brings 10,000 athletes from 17 regions across Texas to compete in the sport of their choice. The City was selected to initially host the Games of Texas in the summers of 2020 and 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the games were postponed in 2020, and the games were rescheduled for 2021 and 2022.
► ATHLETES are invited to compete in this Olympic-style event featuring 13 sports. VOLUNTEERS are needed to host this spectacular event and serve as ambassadors for our city. LEARN MORE about the TAAF Summer 2021 Games of Texas.
Take the Online Survey Today!
We want to hear from you about how to make the Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation system better. The survey should take no more than 10 minutes to complete and will give you an opportunity to make your voice heard in the decision-making process to enrich our community. We welcome you to share your thoughts now thru July 30, 2021. We appreciate you taking the time to complete the assessment.
Encuesta en Español » (Spanish)
Queremos saber de usted acerca de cómo hacer que el sistema de Parques y Recreación corpus Christi mejor. ¡La encuesta no debe tomar más de 10 minutos en completarse y le dará la oportunidad de hacer oír su voz! La fecha límite es el 30 de julio de 2021.
► LEARN MORE about the Parks & Recreation Master Plan 2021.
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.
► 2021 Parks & Recreation Master Plan and Bill Witt Park Master Plan (Released 2-9-2021)
Parks & Recreation Department Services
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
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.
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.
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.
We invite you to our gulf beaches for ENDLESS play and relaxation.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department serves as liaison on the Commission on Children & Youth.
Corpus Christi’s beautiful beaches are the heart and soul of the Texas Gulf Region.
The Only Major Downtown Marina on the Texas Coast, only a Short Walk to Restaurants and Nightlife Venues.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites you to explore its dynamic Public Art Program.
It's happening! Three splash pads are popping up throughout Corpus Christi in May and June 2020!
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department owns two full-service municipal golf courses. Both courses are managed by Foresight Golf.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department promotes nutrition and fitness through its many sports, exercise, and recreation programs and services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates four recreation centers located throughout the city which offer programs for youth ages 6-16.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department strives to cultivate the best quality of life for persons age 50 plus.
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
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers a wide variety of sports programs, classes, camps, leagues, and tournaments for youth and adults.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department’s Aquatics Program staff encourage residents to build a life-long passion for swimming while enjoying the water.
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 Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation invites everyone to The Water’s Edge which is nestled along the Corpus Christi Bay on the city’s scenic downtown bayfront.
Special Events Planning
Host your event at one of our many venues. Let us help you get started.
Dante Gonzalez, PhD, Interim Director of Parks & Recreation Department