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The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department operates four recreation centers throughout the city, offering programs for youth ages 6 to 16. We are dedicated to promoting character development, leadership, education, and healthy living through our many fun and exciting activities and programs.

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Summer 2024 SPARK Program

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Youth ages 6 to 16 will be engaged all summer long in our recreation centers' SPARK program — from playing pool, foosball, air hockey, and arcade games to getting creative with arts and crafts, as well as outdoor sports, field trips, and so much more!

The S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) program will operate Monday through Friday from June 3 to July 26 (closed June 19, July 4, and July 5). Morning and afternoon sessions are available to select from. A snack will be provided during each session. Each child must be signed in and out by an adult each day. The registration fee is only $25 per child for each weekly session. See flyer for more details. For more information, please call (361) 826-3472.


Lindale Recreation Center: 3133 Swantner Drive

  • Morning Session (7:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.)
  • Afternoon Session (12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

Oso Recreation Center: 1111 Bernice Drive

  • Afternoon Session Only (12:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.)

ONLINE REGISTRATION will open at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 7, and will remain open until filled. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. On-site registration will not be offered. Scholarships are available for qualifying youth. The Scholarship Application Form will be available on our website starting Tuesday, May 21, and must be submitted via email to Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged!

Get your children set for an endless summer of fun!




After School Program - FREE!

This is an open campus afterschool program for youth ages 6 to 16, which operates in conjunction with the Corpus Christi ISD schedule from August 14, 2023, through May 24, 2024, (closed on holidays) from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the four recreation centers: Joe Garza, Lindale, Oak Park, and Oso. Our four recreation centers allow youth to engage in special programs, homework tutorials, arts and crafts, sports, games, nutrition, and more. It offers general supervision for the children. A free afternoon snack will be provided daily at all sites. Space is limited. All youth are required to register to attend. ► View the 2023–2024 Recreation Centers After School Program flyer for schedule, sites, and more details. Register here.

After School Snack Program - FREE!

An afternoon snack will be provided daily at all recreation centers. Please contact the site director if your child has any dietary restrictions or allergies. An alternate snack may be provided with a signed authorization letter 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.




The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department offers S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) for ages 6-16 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 open campus recreation program is 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. For more information, please call (361) 826-3472




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. Stay tuned for pop-up curbside events. Please check back to this page periodically for updates.





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 exciting new experiences. 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, etc. Please check back to this page periodically for updates.



Joe Garza  3204 Highland Ave.  l  (361) 826-4080

Lindale  3133 Swantner Dr.  l  (361) 826-3449

Oak Park  842 Erwin Dr.  l  (361) 826-3481 

Oso  1111 Bernice Dr.  l  (361) 826-3110



School Year: Monday–Friday, 3pm–7pm

Summer: Morning Session (7:30 am–12:30pm)
                 Afternoon Session (12:30pm–5:30pm)



 Please check back periodically for available positions.
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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. 

Recreation Center Rentals 

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