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Come and be amazed!

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.

This 162-acre nature preserve is filled with the wonders of our natural world. We invite everyone to explore the two miles of nature viewing trails and walk away with a new-found experience and understanding. The Learning Center is open to visitors. Come and learn about the importance of protecting the wetlands for future generations to enjoy. As a student of nature, you will find the preserve's "live classroom" truly fascinating.

The preserve is owned and operated by the City of Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department.

We invite you to venture into the wild.

VIDEO - "Not Your Typical Park" 
Learn more about the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve. We aren't your typical park or your typical preserve.



  • Guided Nature Walks - September 2023 - October 2023
  • Scout-It-Out  Ongoing Program - Revised Flyer 2022 
  • Wetlands Workshops - Summer & Fall 2023, May 27–October 28, Updated Flyer
  • Growing Up WILD! Mondays during Fall, August 28–December 4, Flyer
  • Junior Wildlife Gardener, Fall Sessions, September 6–November 15, Flyer
  • Nature Embroidery Class - For Beginners, October 7, Flyer
  • Family Dissection Day, October 9, Flyer
  • October Intersession Day Camps, October 10, 11 & 12, Flyer
  • Animal Meet & Greet, October 13, Flyer
  • Therapy Dogs at the Preserve, October 14, Flyer
  • Halloween Live Musical Performance by TAMU-CC, October 27, Flyer

Register here! 

Featuring Oceana: Our Endangered Oceans and What We Can Do to Save Them by Ted Danson on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The event is FREE. Join our discussion! 



To book a field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form and email the completed form to Education Coordinator Marissa Zaino at at least three weeks before your trip. You will receive a confirmation email and invoice for your trip within 48 hours. 



Book your child's birthday party with us! Come celebrate the special day as you and your party guests discover the preserve and have fun. Pick from our three options per age group. We suggest booking at least six weeks in advance due to limited openings. See the flyer below for more details. 

Birthday Parties at the Preserve Flyer 

Birthday Party Request Online Form



The Preserve offers a variety of ways volunteers can make meaningful and rewarding contributions. View the presentation below to learn more. Interested individuals are encouraged to fill out the application form below or contact Lauren Piorkowski at

► Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Volunteer Application

► Volunteer Opportunities at the Preserve - Presentation (PDF file)



We welcome all visitors to contribute to the inventory of wildlife observed at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve on our iNaturalist page.


 Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge

Blucher Park



5 Things To Do Before You're...  List


All-Terrain Wheelchairs Make the Trails Fun and Accessible

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers free use of All-Terrain Wheelchairs for persons with disabilities. This chair allows you to move about on the preserve trails. Come, explore nature in a more enjoyable and accessible way.

To learn more about this program, view the VIDEO about our All-Terrain Wheelchairs for use on the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve trails and City beaches.



VIDEO - Corpus Christi Heart Your Park 2022 (Posted 4-7-2022)

VIDEO - Free Guided Nature Walks and more on the Preserve (Posted 3-3-2017)

Contact Information & More

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Address: 2446 N. Oso Parkway, Corpus Christi, Texas 78414

Phone: (361) 826-3335

► Preserve Map (PDF file)

To request presentations to community groups, contact Preserve Manager Sara Jose at (361) 826-3432 or




Learning Center 
(Closed on Mondays; Open Tuesday through Saturday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Walking Trails & Playground are open daily, dawn to dusk

Trading Post is open during learning center hours listed above. Trading Post Fact Sheet.

Parking Lot is open daily, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

(Trails can be accessed using the walk-in entrances along N. Oso Parkway. After-hours parking is available along N. Oso Parkway or at the Holly hike and bike lot at Holly Road and Paul Jones Avenue.)