UPDATE - North Beach to Receive New Restrooms and Parking as Part of Bond 2020

Playground and Picnic Area are also Part of the Project

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – At today’s regularly scheduled Council meeting, Mayor Paulette Guajardo and Council awarded an engineering design and build contract to SpawGlass Contractors, Inc., of Corpus Christi, for new restrooms, parking lot, and park amenities at Surfside Park on North Beach. Funding for the project comes from the Parks and Recreation Bond 2020 funds in the amount of $2.5 million dollars.

Located in Council District 1, the facility will be at the east end of Surfside Park. The existing bathrooms and parking lot have reached their useful life expectancy. The current facility is located in a FEMA flood zone and is subject to frequent flooding.

The City received extensive community input on the layout, design, placement and colors of the bathrooms and parking and park amenities.

“This is great news for North Beach and for the many visitors that come to Surfside Park,” District 1 Councilmember Billy Lerma said. “I’m looking forward to seeing families enjoying the new playground facilities.”

Park amenities like a playground and picnic tables will be included in the open space. The design will incorporate a walkway ramp that complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) accessibility requirements. The surrounding areas leading to the facility will be elevated to help alleviate flooding during high tides and rain events.

The restroom building currently at the beach will be demolished and the new one will be set away from the beach so that the view of the beach will not be obstructed and will allow the new playground and picnic area to connect with the waters.

It is anticipated the project design will take approximately four months to complete. During the design period, staff will negotiate a contract with SpawGlass for the construction of the facility and the proposed improvements.

For more information, please call Sr. Public Information Officer Melanie Lowry at 361-826-3837 or by email at melaniel@cctexas.com.