The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is responsible for overseeing 2,100 acres of developed and undeveloped open spaces (parks, City beaches, natural habitats, etc.) and facilities (recreation centers, pools, gyms, ball fields, senior centers, tennis and golf courses, etc.) to enrich the quality of life for residents and visitors alike.
The Water's Edge
On April 18, 2018, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held for The Water's Edge, our city's latest downtown bayfront park development, at The Great Lawn near McCaughan Park. See News Release for more details about the ribbon cutting event.
Over 190 parks are listed by category and amenities in this document. Surveys indicate that parks are very important to residents and visitors—they enrich the quality of life and are a critical factor which impacts our city's economic development.
► List of City Parks in Corpus Christi (interactive map with the list of amenities)
VIDEO - Bayshore Park Development (now formally renamed The Water's Edge)
RENDERING - Bayshore Park (now formerly named The Water's Edge)
VIDEO - Free in CC - Walk Along the Bayfront (September 7, 2017)
VIDEO - Play-for-All Playground at Salinas Park Grand Opening Celebration on February 4, 2017
VIDEO - Free in CC - Parker Park (August 14, 2018)
VIDEO - Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge (May 30, 2017)
VIDEO - Watergarden (May 3, 2017)
VIDEO - West Guth Park Improvements (March 17, 2017)
VIDEO - Free in CC - Walk Along North Beach Beachwalk (October 12, 2017)
OSO BAY WETLANDS PRESERVE & LEARNING CENTER
This is a 162-acre nature preserve that is filled with life. We look forward to sharing the wonders of the natural world with you. We invite families, students, and nature lovers to explore the trails and learn with us or on your own. Visitors will learn about the importance of protecting this area now and for future generations to enjoy. Read more about the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve.
BIKE & HIKE TRAILS
Learn about the trails - Article
► Corpus Christi Bay Hike & Bike Trail - Brochure with Map
VIDEO - Hike & Bike Trails in Corpus Christi - features Bear Creek Hike & Bike Trail, Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve walking trail and Hans & Pat Suter Wildlife Refuge (video by Corpus Christi CVB; January 20, 2017)
This program is a meaningful way for businesses, groups, and volunteers to showcase their commitment to the community. We hope you will join our efforts. The first step to adopting a park is to submit an Adopt-A-Park application form. Once you have selected a park and completed the application, submit a copy to Lisa Oliver at LisaO@cctexas.com, and the process towards adopting a park will begin thereafter. View the Adopt-A-Park Poster.
You’re invited to join the dedicated Oso Creek volunteer team every third Saturday of the month to clear paths for hike and bike trails. View the Oso Creek Park Volunteer Flyer.
COMMEMORATIVE TREE & BENCH PROGRAM
Individuals, families or organizations can honor someone special in a loving and thoughtful way through our Commemorative Tree & Bench Program. With this program, you’ll have the opportunity to donate tree or bench memorials to celebrate a loved one within our beautiful parks. Learn more: Commemorative Tree & Bench Program brochure and Program request form.
CONTACT & MORE INFORMATION
Phone: (361) 826-PLAY
JOIN OUR TEAM
We are always looking for a few good men and women to join our Park Crews.
Tree Advisory Committee
This committee reviews and recommends a formal written plan to the City Council for the care, preservation, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of public trees. Learn more about the Tree Advisory Committee.
The pier at Cole Park is closed for safety precautions.
West Guth Park is closed for renovations.