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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.


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 a preliminary form. Our team will review the request. Once approved, an email will be sent with a link to complete the special event application. The special event application will be forwarded to the appropriate departments for approval. You will be notified once the application is approved. The special event permit will be issued prior to the event.

For more information, please call (361) 826-3411.

  • Special event applications are due 60 days prior to event.
  • There is a non-refundable $50 Special Events Application fee.
  • Special events may incur additional fees, please call for more information.
  • 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.

► 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 information regarding a beach wedding on North Beach or McGee Beach, please call (361) 826-3411. For more information regarding a beach wedding on Padre Island, please call (361) 826-3469.

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.