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The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center enhances community understanding of 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. 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.

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EVENTS CALENDAR 

  • Guided Nature Walks - February 2024 - March 2024
  • Scout-It-Out  Ongoing Program - Revised Flyer 2022 
  • Growing Up WILD - For Kids, Mondays during Spring 2024, January 22–April 22, Flyer
  • Junior Gardener - For Ages 8-10, Wednesdays during Spring 2024, March 6–May 15, Flyer
  • Spring Break Day Camps - For Ages 6-10, March 12 & 13, Flyer
  • Free Craft Time - For Ages 3-7, March 13, Flyer
  • Nature Story Time - For Ages 3-6, March 14, Flyer
  • Animal Meet & Greet, March 15, Flyer
  • Girl Scout Hiker Badge - For Brownies, March 23, Flyer
  • "The Go Team" Therapy Dogs, March 30, Flyer


Register here! 


BOOK CLUB DISCUSSION - Flyer
We are featuring The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery on Saturday, March 9, 2024. The event is FREE. Join our discussion! 

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GROUP FIELD TRIP INFORMATION 


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

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES

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

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VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

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 Sara Jose at (361) 826-3432 or SaraJ@cctexas.com.

► Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve Volunteer Application

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

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iNATURALIST WILDLIFE OBSERVATIONS ON THE PRESERVE!

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

eBird SIGHTINGS:

 Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge

Blucher Park

 

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YOUR BUCKET LIST

5 Things To Do Before You're...  List

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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. 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.

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FEATURED VIDEO:

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 SaraJ@cctexas.com.

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HOURS

 

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.)