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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers a variety of venues for your special event, parade or march. Our Special Events Team will work with the event organizer to navigate all the necessary arrangements and requirements for a seamless and wonderful experience for the organizer and event guests. 

How can we help you? Let us be your guide.

► GUIDELINES: Play It Safe, COVID-19 Update. (Posted 5-17-2021)

► CDC Recommendations When Visiting Parks & Recreation Facilities - Activities, Gatherings, & Holidays (Updated 12-9-2021)


Run/Walks, Sporting Events, Festivals, Parades and Marches

Are you responsible for organizing a 5K run or walk to create awareness and to raise funds for a cause? Is your organization wanting to host a holiday street festival or a music festival? Or perhaps you would like to plan a parade along our bayfront. Our Special Events Team will help you get started. Simply click on the link below to submit your application. Our team will review it and forward it to the appropriate departments for approval. You will be notified once your permit is approved. For more information, please call (361) 826-3417.

  • There is a non-refundable $50 Special Events Application fee.
  • This application must be submitted at least 60 days before the event.
  • A deposit of 20% of estimated City cost is required before the event.
  • An application is required for spontaneous demonstrations two days before the event.


 Apply Here for your special event.


Weddings & Celebrations

Getting married? Having a family celebration? We can help you find that special place. There are many Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department venues available to help make your event unforgettable.

► Historic Heritage Park’s Victorian-style homes make it a very popular choice of venue for many brides-to-be. The park includes the Galvan House, the Courtyard, and the Lytton Memorial Rose Garden­ which are all available for private rentals. For more details, call (361) 826-3414.

► Enjoy your special day surrounded by the sights and sound of dancing water features at the spectacular Watergarden. With breathtaking views of Corpus Christi Bay, the Art Museum of South Texas and the Harbor Bridge, this venue is an ideal and unique location for your wedding day. For more details, call (361) 826-3417.

► Or perhaps you’re planning an intimate barefoot beach wedding ceremony for two or a large ceremony for 100? We can accommodate both. North BeachMcGee Beach and Padre Island are beautiful settings for your beach wedding. For more details, call (361) 826-3417.

Weddings and celebrations do not require a Special Event Application. Simply call the number provided above to set an appointment to get started. We will guide you through the process.


Did You Know... 

All Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department facilities are available for rentals. We have pools, gyms, recreation centers, senior centers, sports fields, and pavilions. These are perfect for birthday and holiday parties, splash parties, family reunions, baby showers, sports practices, monthly meetings, fundraisers and more. Review the list of facilities. Make your reservation online or call us.