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!
Enjoy all THE PERKS of living and playing in Corpus Christi!
Holiday by the Bay 2022
Saturday, December 17, from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m.
► FREE admission! ► Flyer
American Bank Center in Corpus Christi will magically transform into a winter wonderland from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. Santa Claus is coming to town…and you don’t want to miss him! Enjoy an evening of skating on ice, inflatables, and kids’ activities. Bring your Letters to Santa and Meet the Grinch. There will be food trucks. Merry makers can warm up with hot cocoa (free for the first 100 people)!
Voter-Approved Bond 2022
Corpus Christi residents have voted to approve the $125 million Bond 2022 Program which includes 32 projects to invest in City Streets, Parks, Public Safety, and Libraries. The 32 Bond projects include $92.5 million in Street improvements, $20 million in Park improvements, $2.5 million in Library improvements, and $10 million for Public Safety projects. Visit Bond 2022 Program to view the full list of approved projects.
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.
► Packery Channel Jetty Reopened for Public Use (Released 9-30-2022)
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.
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 to 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 — 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.
Robert Dodd, Director of Parks and Recreation