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NOTICE: County and City Announces Temporary Park and Beach Closures for Easter Weekend 


The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation invites everyone to The Water’s Edge which is nestled along the Corpus Christi Bay on the city’s scenic downtown bayfront.


Ribbon Cutting for The Water's Edge Playground

On February 26, 2020, we celebrated the early completion of the playground improvements in time for Spring Break visitors! This project restored Fall Zone safety measures which consisted of the existing play surface being removed, a new concrete floor poured, and a new pour-in-place deck installed over the concrete. The ribbon cutting was held at the playground, located at 402 S. Shoreline Blvd. For more information, please contact Jermel Stevenson, Parks & Recreation Director, at or (361) 826-3464.



Explore from Furman Avenue on the south end to Cooper’s Alley on the north end by the downtown marina. McGee Beach and the seawall are part of the attraction which runs along the shoreline. The 22.33-acre development has transformed this area to become the pearl along our crescent-shaped bay. The Vishal Bhagat Dog Park, multipurpose Islanders Pavilion, Playground and Fitness Area are new features of the existing McCaughan Park located on the south end. For the foodies, we now have the food court that will be home to food trucks serving up some tasty street food and refreshments. The Great Lawn, where the Memorial Coliseum once stood, will be the stage for special events of all kinds from concerts and festivals to runs and more. The gazebo is the focal point of the Old City Hall Park which was the location of the original city hall building that dates back to 1951. On the south end, Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park will continue to serve as the site to honor and celebrate our veterans and host military and patriotic events. Shade structures throughout and restrooms in two locations were also added to enhance the visitor experience. 

On April 18, 2018, the ribbon cutting ceremony was held for The Water's Edge, our city's latest downtown bayfront park development. See News Release for more details about the development and ribbon-cutting event. 

We invite you to come and fly a kite, explore the playground, ride your bike, relax on the beach, play soccer or basketball...the possibilities are endless!

Contact Information & More

Mykkie Scott, Recreation Coordinator II

Phone: (361) 826-3414


Address: 402 S. Shoreline Boulevard.

Organizations interested in hosting an event at The Water's Edge may contact Mykkie.