The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates four recreation centers located throughout the city which offer programs for youth ages 6-16. We are dedicated to promoting character development, leadership, education, and healthy living through our many fun and exciting activities and programs.
Fall 2021 SPARK Program
► Online Registration is require! Space is limited!
Registration opens September 30, at 10am.
The SPARK program will be offered for youth ages 6-16 during the Corpus Christi Independent School District’s October Intercession. The program will operate Monday–Friday, October 11–15, 2021, at Oso Recreation Center, 1111 Bernice Drive, and Lindale Recreation Centers, 3133 Swantner Drive. Two sessions will be available to select from as follows: a morning session from 7:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m., and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m. Online registration will open on Thursday, September 30, at 10 a.m. and will remain open until filled. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. The weekly registration fee is only $25 per child per session. For more information, please call (361) 826-3460.
"Curbside Trunk or Treat" at Salinas Park
► Flyer ► FREE event!
Join the HALLOWEEN FUN on Friday, October 22, 2021, from 5pm–7pm at Salinas Park, 1354 Airport Road. The Parks & Recreation staff and community partners will hand out goodies while supplies last as trick-or-treaters drive by decorated cars. We will be in our costumes, so come dressed in yours if you’d like! We will play it safe. As you drive thru the park for treats, please stay in your vehicle at all times. Registration is NOT required. For more information, please call (361) 826-3460.
SCHOOL-YEAR SEASON PROGRAMS
After School Program - FREE!
This is an open campus afterschool program for youth ages 6-16 which operates in conjunction with the Corpus Christi ISD schedule from September through June each year. Youth have the opportunity to engage in special programs, homework tutorials, arts and crafts, sports, games, and much more at our four recreation centers. It offers general supervision for the children. Space is limited. Registration by all youth is required to attend. This program is not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic.► Please check back to this page periodically for updates. ► View the 2021–2022 Recreation Centers After School Program flyer for schedule, sites and more details. ► Register Online
After School Snack Program - FREE!
An afternoon snack will be provided daily at all recreation centers. If your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies, please contact the site director. An alternate snack may be provided with a signed letter of authorization from a physician. If the parent provides the snack, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is not responsible for meeting the child's daily nutritional needs. The City is an equal opportunity provider.
Micro-Soccer Co-ed Youth League
This is an 8-week program held in the spring and fall for children ages 4-6 that is specially designed with a modified field and goals. Games are played on Saturdays. For more information, call (361) 826-PLAY. This league is not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ► Please check back to this page periodically for updates.
SPECIAL EVENTS & PROGRAMS
All City recreation centers host special events throughout the year, such as dances and holiday celebrations. Events may include movies in the park, community trash cleanups, gardening clubs, cooking demonstrations, and health awareness. Regular events and programs have been suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic. Stay tuned for pop-up curbside events. ► Please check back to this page periodically for updates.
The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) for ages 6-17 from June to July each summer. Recreation activities such as arts and crafts, tournaments, board games, indoor and outdoor play, guest speakers, and other activities are offered at participating recreation centers throughout the summer. This is an open campus recreation program provided in a generally supervised environment for registered participants. Space is limited and all youth must be registered. Participants must be signed in daily by an adult.
► The program is offered at two recreation centers Monday–Friday, from June – July 2022 (closed July 4th holiday). Morning and Afternoon Sessions will be offered. FREE morning and afternoon snacks will be provided daily for youth who participate. Lunch will not be provided. The flyer will provide more details regarding schedule, sites, and sessions. The fee is $25/session/week/child. REGISTRATION: On-site registration is not be offered for this program. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. Registration is ongoing once the program starts, space permitting. Please check back to this page in early May 2022 for registration and more details about the Summer 2022 program.
CAMPS & CLASSES
Youth with different interests have the opportunity to participate in camps with a variety of activities. These camps are designed to instill sportsmanship, build coordination, foster friendships, and engage youth in new and exciting experiences. Camps are not currently offered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. ► Please check back to this page periodically for updates.
Our recreational facilities offer various classes for both youth and adults at affordable rates. Classes may include martial arts, fitness, dance, sports, and more.
► For our variety of virtual classes and programs offered during this time, please join our Facebook page.
HOURS FOR ALL SITES
School Year: Monday–Friday, 3pm–7pm
Summer: Monday–Friday, 11am–4pm
Celebrate your special occasions at our recreation centers. You have several options with four centers located throughout the city. Book your next birthday and graduation parties, bridal and baby showers, family reunions and other special events with us. A rental includes the use of the social hall, game room and kitchen, along with tables and chairs.