City Seeks Input for Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park Design

Media Advisory

What: Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park Design

When: Wednesday, February 15, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.  

Where: Art Center of Corpus Christi100 N. Shoreline Boulevard
             Corpus Christi, TX 78401         

Who:  Mayor Paulette Guajardo

          Philip Ramirez, Architect, Turner & Ramirez Architect Firm


CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The City of Corpus Christi is hosting a public input session as part of the master plan for Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park. A stakeholder group was established to advise on the design and associated amenities included in the park’s master plan. The stakeholder group comprises representatives from veteran organizations, including the Mayor’s Committee for Veteran Affairs and the Parks and Recreation Advisory Committee.

This is the first of two meetings scheduled. The second meeting will be held on Thursday, February 23, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m.

Sherrill Veterans Memorial Park was dedicated in March of 1952 and named after former Corpus Christi resident Warren Joseph Sherrill. Sherrill was a U.S. Navy Petty Officer, Second Class serviceman who lost his life in service while aboard the USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor. He was the City’s first casualty of World War II. Since its creation, Sherrill Park has become home to many monuments and markers commemorating war casualties and the military service of Corpus Christi residents. It is also the primary location for veterans and patriotic ceremonies in the City.

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