City Preparations Underway for Memorial Day Weekend

Be Prepared for Warmer Conditions, Stay Hydrated

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi is preparing for an influx of visitors to area attractions and beaches for the Memorial Day weekend.

Lifeguards will be stationed on Gulf Beaches, North Beach, and McGee Beach. Visitors should observe and follow the flag warning system to know surf and rip conditions. The flags are located at every Gulf Beach access road.

To ensure all visitors to the beach have a safe and enjoyable experience, the Corpus Christi Police Department (CCPD) will have an increased presence on all Corpus Christi Gulf and Bay beaches. In addition, there will be increased patrols to remove intoxicated drivers from the roadways.

During the holiday weekend, dogs are not allowed on the beach from Access Road #3 to Zahn Road.

Beachgoers are reminded that using pallets, plastics, furniture, or any object that may leave a metal or hazardous residue to construct a campfire is prohibited.

The CCPD will monitor traffic flow on Aquarius Street and other key intersections along Park Road 22, including Whitecap Boulevard, Commodores Drive, and State Highway 361 on the main route to Port Aransas. Motorists should expect delays and are advised to leave early for their destination. 

The Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) will have all available ferries in operation Port Aransas during the holiday weekend. For the latest information and wait times, visit

Garbage and recycling will be collected on Memorial Day. The J.C. Elliott Transfer Station and Collection Center will be open Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

City parks, swimming pools, and splash pads will be open with free admission.

Stay connected by visiting these City social media channels, Facebook @citygov and Twitter @cityofcc.

For more information, media representatives can contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or