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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!

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BOND 2020 PARKS PROJECTS

The proposition for these projects is on the November 3, 2020 Election Ballot. Together, we can make the changes we wish to see in our city. Learn about the projects here.

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Join our Virtual Programs 

While some of our recreation facilities are closed until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department is offering the following programs on its social media:

Morning Session: Health, Fitness, and Wellness for All Ages, plus Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve programs

Join us by connecting with us on ... 

Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Facebook page

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Facebook page + Instagram page

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COVID-19 UPDATES
Play It Safe, Our Response to COVID-19. (Update 8-18-2020)

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...

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 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.

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.

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

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.

Special Events Planning

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

More About Special Event Planning

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Tracey K. Cantu, Interim Director of Parks & Recreation Department

Tracey K. Cantu, Interim Director of Parks & Recreation Department

Tracey has over 16 years of experience with the City working in leadership positions in various departments including the Public Health District, Code Enforcement, and most recently as Assistant Director of Communication and Intergovernmental Affairs. She is an asset and effective leader in the organization. Tracey holds a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from the University of Texas at Arlington. She is an active board member of South Texas Women Leading Government.

The City will be conducting a national and local recruitment search to develop a talented and diverse pool of qualified candidates for the selection of a new Director of Parks and Recreation.