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The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center enhances community understanding of the need to preserve coastal ecosystems' natural resources 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. 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 - July 2024
  • Scout-It-Out  Ongoing Program - Updated Flyer 2024
  • Summer Camp 2024 - Coastal Adventures, July 17–20, July 24–27, Flyer
  • Homeschool Days - Summer, July 29 & 30, Flyer
  • Introduction to Nature Journaling, September 14, Flyer

Register here! 

Please check back to this page for the announcement of the next book discussion.



To book a field trip, please complete the Field Trip Request Form and email the completed form to Leslie Albrecht 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! 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 complete the application form below or contact Leslie Albrecht 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. These chairs allow you to move about on the preserve trails, making it more enjoyable and accessible to explore nature.

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 Tonya Whatley 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.)