City Announces the Completion of Tree Planting Initiative of Over 200 Trees in Its Parks

Park Development Benefits the Environment and Community

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi announces the completion of a tree planting initiative of over 200 trees in the local park system. In September 2020, the Mayor and City Council Members approved a contract to plant 230 trees at six park locations: Labonte Park, West Guth Park, Los Encinos Park, Lincoln Park, Lions Park, and Mike Zepeda Park. The project began in December 2020 and concluded in January 2021.

The trees planted for this project will provide much needed shade for residents and visitors. All of the trees planted are native to South Texas. The types of trees planted include Live Oak, Bur Oak, Mexican Sycamore, Monterrey Oak, Montezuma Cypress, Cedar Elm, and Anacaua. The Parks & Recreation Department will maintain the new trees to include weekly watering.

By the Numbers

Labonte Park            6667 US Highway 77          (87 Trees)                                                           

West Guth Park        9700 Up River Rd.              (58 Trees)                                                                                          

Los Encinos Park     5800 Greenwood Dr.           (64 Trees)

Lincoln Park              4400 Adkins Dr.                    (9 Trees)

Lions Park                 4806 Holmes Dr.                  (7 Trees)

Mike Zepeda Park    3010 Sunnybrook Rd.           (5 Trees)

Project Cost: $197,800

For additional information and to view aerial footage of the planted trees, visit (click ‘Parks & Development’).

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!