Preps Underway for Buc Days Children’s Parade
Large Crowd Expected for Saturday’s Event
CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi is preparing for the annual Buc Days Children’s Parade, held on Saturday, May 14, at 10:30 a.m. on Shoreline Drive at Coopers Alley. The city will be implementing a traffic plan to ensure the safety of motorists and pedestrians.
Here’s what to know about the parade on Saturday.
The parade will take the following route:
- Begin at North Shoreline Boulevard at Coopers Alley
- Continue to IH 37
- The Parade breakdown will happen between IH 37 and Palo Alto Street
Shoreline Boulevard, between Palo Alto and Coopers Alley, and Mann Street, from Shoreline Boulevard to Water Street, will be designated as a NO PARKING ZONE, and enforcement will begin on Saturday, May 14, beginning at 6:00 a.m.
There will also be parking restrictions for parking lots at Sherrill Park and the Water’s Edge Park in conjunction with the Children’s Parade and an Armed Forces Day Event hosted by the Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs. These parking lots will be utilized for participants in these events and designated as a NO PARKING ZONE for public parking. Enforcement will begin on Saturday, May 14, at 7:00 a.m. Parking areas listed below will reopen for public parking at 12:30 p.m.:
- Sherril Park – Parking on Kinney Street is restricted for use by the Mayor’s Committee for Veterans Affairs. Parking along the Shoreline Boulevard between Kinney Street and Coopers Alley is prohibited.
- Great Lawn Parking Lot – The parking lot located by the Great Lawn between Kinney Street and Park Avenue will be used as a staging area for the Buc Days Children Parade.
- McCaughan Park at The Water’s Edge Park -The parking lot located at the intersection of Park Avenue and North Shoreline Boulevard will be used for Buc Days Children’s Parade as a drop-off area for parade participants only.
The following street closures will be in place by 8:00 a.m.:
- IH 37 (Eastbound), between Water Street and Shoreline Boulevard
- Shoreline Boulevard, between Palo Alto and Coopers Alley
- Mann Street, from Shoreline Boulevard to Water Street
Local access will be provided for businesses along South Shoreline Boulevard within the closure. The left lane along South Shoreline Boulevard will be designated as an emergency lane for emergency use. Standing, sitting, parking, or waiting within the street or intersection of an emergency lane will be prohibited during the parade. Viewing of the parade will also be prohibited within the median openings and signalized intersections along the parade route.
Safety is a top priority, so motorists are reminded to follow the posted detour signs or seek alternate routes to avoid delays.
For more information on Buc Days and to view a complete schedule of events, please visit www.bucdays.com.