Final ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service at Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve

Parks & Recreation promoting the value of volunteering at local parks

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – We will host the fourth and final ‘Heart your Park” Day of Service event at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center located at 2446 N. Oso Parkway on March 9. Residents age 13 and up are invited to volunteer.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is proud to partner with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to provide volunteer opportunities at public park lands across Corpus Christi. On this day, volunteers will be planting a variety of native plants in the teaching beds around the Learning Center to update the gardens before spring programs.

Interested volunteers should register before March 3 at (click on ‘Special Events’ under ‘Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve). All volunteers will get a t-shirt, water bottle, and lunch for their time. The volunteer work day will last from 9 am until noon.

“Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation is excited about the opportunity being provided by the NRPA and CITGO to engage our community in conservation. Through our efforts at the Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and other nature sites, we hope to teach our residents how to best live alongside nature and wildlife,” said Sara Jose, preserve manager. “These projects will allow local volunteers to have ownership, familiarity and buy-in for the plants in our community green spaces.”

“NRPA is proud to serve as the national leader for the ‘Heart Your Park’ Day of Service,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA director of conservation. “Offering opportunities for volunteers to serve in their local park is another way we can help advance parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts that enhance the quality of life for all people. It’s a win-win for park agencies and corporations.”

For more information about this event and the preserve, call (361) 826-3432 or visit We invite you to … ‘Come and Be Amazed!”

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3432 at least 48 hours in advance.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play! 

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