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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.

► VIDEO - Free in CC: Recreation Centers (March 9, 2018)

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SPARK March 2024 Day Camps

Friday, March 8
Friday, March 29

Flyer   ► Register here!

This program is offered for youth ages 6 to 16 at Lindale Recreation Center, 3133 Swantner Drive. Two sessions will be available to select from as follows: a morning session from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sign up for one or both sessions. Registration fee is only $10 per child per session per day. Online registration will open two weeks before the program dates and will remain open until filled. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged! See flyer for more details. For more information, please call (361) 826-3460.

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PLAY: Discovery Dojo 

Saturday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Flyer   FREE admission!

Join us for some STEAM Fun at the Lindale Senior Center, 3135 Swantner Drive (indoors and outdoors). Bring the family and enjoy hands-on experiments and interactive demonstrations!

We're bringing in amazing organizations like TAMU-CC Chemistry Club, TAMU-CC Rocketry Club, Oso Preserve, Junior League of Corpus Christi, South Texas Botanical Gardens, Del Mar College GIS, Nueces Electric Cooperative, and more!

Plus, we'll have food trucks Kona Ice and Traveling Toms on-site offering food and more for purchase. Don't miss out on a morning filled with excitement and discovery.

Registration is not required. See the flyer for more details or call (361) 826-3462.

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SPARK Spring Break 2024 Camp

Monday to Friday, March 11–15, 2024

Flyer   ► Register here!

This program is offered for youth ages 6 to 16 at Lindale Recreation Center, 3133 Swantner Drive. Two sessions will be available to select from as follows: a morning session from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and an afternoon session from 12:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sign up for one or both sessions. Registration fee is only $25 per child per weekly session. Online registration will open two weeks before the program dates and will remain open until filled. Space is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged! See flyer for more details. For more information, please call (361) 826-3460.

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Egg Hunt by the Bay on March 23

Flyer   FREE admission!

Everyone is invited to our third annual “Egg Hunt by the Bay” on Saturday, March 23, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. The event will be held on The Great Lawn at The Water's Edge, located at 602 S. Shoreline Boulevard. Fun, family festivities will include lawn games, inflatables, and the Easter Bunny! Explore the park to enjoy all the play amenities. Food trucks will be onsite to purchase food and drinks. Registration is NOT required. For more information, please call (361) 826-3460.

The lawn will be transformed – it will literally be covered with 15,000 eggs filled with treats and prizes! 

EGG HUNT SCHEDULED BY AGES:

12:15 p.m.   Ages 4 and Under
12:45 p.m.   Ages 5 to 8
1:30 p.m.     Ages 9 and Up

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SCHOOL-YEAR SEASON PROGRAMS

 

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. Youth can engage in special programs, homework tutorials, arts and crafts, sports, games, nutrition, and more at our four recreation centers. It offers general supervision for the children. A free afternoon snack will be provided daily at all sites. Space is limited. Registration by all youth is required 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.

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SUMMER PROGRAMS

"S.P.A.R.K."

The S.P.A.R.K. (Summer Program and Recreation for Kids) program is offered for ages 6 to 16. This open campus recreation program is provided in a generally supervised environment for registered participants. Participants must be signed in daily by an adult. For more information, please call (361) 826-3472

Youth will be engaged all summer long in our recreation centers' S.P.A.R.K. program — from playing pool, foosball, air hockey, board games, and arcade games to getting creative with arts and crafts, tournaments, as well as outdoor sports and play, guest speakers, field trips, and so much more!

The program operates each summer Monday through Friday from June to July. Morning and afternoon sessions are available to select from. A snack will be provided during each session. Participants must be signed in daily by an adult. The registration fee is only $25 per child for each weekly session. Please check back to this page in May 2024.

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

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CAMPS & CLASSES

 

Camps

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.

Classes

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.

RECREATION CENTERS

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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HOURS FOR ALL SITES


School Year: Monday–Friday, 3pm–7pm

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

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HIRING OPPORTUNITIES


 Please check back periodically for available positions.
► Apply Online!

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RENTALS


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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