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Come and be amazed!

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center serves to enhance community understanding for 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 for visitors. Come and learn about the importance of protecting the wetlands for future generations to enjoy. 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.



  • Guided Nature Walks -  December 2018
  • Scout-It-Out - Ongoing Program, Flyer
  • Growing Up WILD! for Kids Ages 3-7 on Mondays, September 10 & 24, October 8 & 22, November 5 & 19, and December 3 & 17, Flyer
  • Yoga Series - For Adults, December 1 & 8, Flyer
  • Family Yoga Class, December 10, Flyer
  • Eco-Expert - Invasive Lionfish, December 20, Flyer
  • Sensory-Friendly Saturday, December 22, Flyer
  • Holiday Porch Talks, December 27 & January 3, Flyer
  • Story Time & Crafts, December 28 & January 4, Flyer
  • Snow Castles! December 29, Flyer
  • Backyard Birding - Build a Recycled Bird Feeder, January 5, Flyer
  • Eco-Expert - Corpus Christi's Lure Making History, January 17, Flyer



To book a field trip, please fill out the Field Trip Request Form and email the completed form to Education Coordinator Caleb Harris at at least three weeks prior to your trip. You will receive a confirmation email and invoice for your trip within 48 hours.



Book your child's birthday party with us! Come celebrate the special day as you and your party guests discover the preserve and have fun. Pick from our three options: Nature Scavenger Hunt; Insect Nature Walk; or Nature & Crafts.

Birthday Parties Flyer   

Birthday Party Request Form  



  • Heart Your Park
  • Pollinator Playscape

Learn about these programs and events. 



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


 eBird Hotspots

Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge Hotspot

Blucher Park Hotspot



5 Things To Do Before You're...  List



VIDEO - Free Guided Nature Walks and more on the Preserve

VIDEO - Free Parks & Recreation's All-Terrain Wheelchair Accommodation 

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




Learning Center is open Monday – Saturday, 8am – 5pm

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 Monday – Saturday, 7:30am – 7pm; and closed Sunday

(Trails can be accessed using the walk-in entrances along N. Oso Parkway and from the Holly hike and bike. After hours parking is available along N. Oso Parkway or at the Holly hike and bike lot at Holly Road and Paul Jones Avenue.)