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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 for 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.



  • Guided Nature Walks August 2019    September 2019
  • Scout-It-Out - Ongoing Program, Flyer
  • Summer Porch Talks - FREE Family Events on Wednesdays, June 5–August 28, Flyer
  • Summer Nature Crafts, August 1, 8, 16, 22 & 29, Flyer
  • Growing UP WILD - Fall 2019, Mondays, September 9 & 23, Flyer
  • Eco-Expert - The East Foundation, September 19, Flyer
  • Wetlands Workshop - Biology & Ecology of the Eastern Oyster, September 21, Flyer
  • Sensory-Friendly Saturday - Hands-On Exploration, September 28, Flyer
  • Homeschool Days - Fall 2019; October 2, November 7, & December 5, Flyer
  • Growing UP WILD - Fall 2019, Mondays, October 7–December 16, Flyer

BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION - November 6, 12pm, Flyer - Link to Book 

The Gilded Dinosaur by Mark Jaffe



To book a field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form and email the completed form to Education Coordinator Caleb Harris at at least three weeks prior to 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: Nature Scavenger Hunt; Insect Nature Walk; or Nature & Crafts.

Birthday Parties Flyer

Birthday Party Request Form  



  • Heart Your Park
  • Pollinator Playscape

Learn about these programs and events. 



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


 eBird Hotspots

Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge Hotspot

Blucher Park Hotspot



5 Things To Do Before You're...  List



VIDEO - Free Guided Nature Walks and more on the Preserve

VIDEO - Free Parks & Recreation's All-Terrain Wheelchair Accommodation 

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 is open Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm

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, 7am – 7pm

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