Looking on where to celebrate National Picnic Day? Look no further than these top picks in Corpus Christi!

Lake Corpus Christi State Park

Lake Corpus Christi

Park Rd. 25

PERFECT spot with a glorious view! Lake Corpus Christi has loads of space available for you and your friends to set out the perfect picnic. There are picnic tables and BBQ pits available for public use.

Cole Park

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2600 Ocean Drive

Popular for families, Cole Park offers something for everyone! This downtown Corpus Christi park offers a large playground, fishing pier, skatepark a stage for this summer's Bay Jammin' Concert Series and a gorgeous view of the Corpus Christi skyline.

Labonte Park

14333 IH 37 

Labonte Park is a long-standing Corpus Christi staple for large family gatherings, camping and picnics! It's no wonder with the fantastic views of the river and an abundance of picnic tables.

Bob Hall Pier

Bob Hall

15820 Park Rd. 22

With 55 picnic tables, Bob Hall Pier combines your picnic day with a fun-filled day at the beach! Pack your bag with snacks and sunscreen to enjoy the beauty Bob Hall Pier has to offer.

Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve and Learning Center

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1446 N. Oso Pkwy.

The Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center is a 162-acre nature preserve dedicated to furthering knowledge of the flora and fauna of South Texas. Come and explore the 4 miles of nature viewing trails and walk away with a new found experience and understanding of the importance of protecting the wetlands for future generations. Visit the website to learn about our summer events including Guided Nature Walks, Nature Story Time for ages 2-8 and Observe Science Outdoors (OSO) weekly camps for ages 5-14.

South Texas Botanical Gardens and Nature Center

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8545 S. Staples St.

FLORA, FAUNA. FUN! Floral exhibits, gardens include Butterfly House, Orchid Conservatory, Bromeliad Conservatory, Plumeria Garden, Rose Garden & Pavilion. Hummingbird and Arid Gardens. Great venue for tourists and families. Shop Nature's Boutique. Leading South Texas nature tourism destination!

North Bayfront Park

North Bayfront Park

1590 N. Shoreline Blvd.

Waterfront park in the SEA District of Corpus Christi features interactive water fountains including a shallow pool with small waves. Adults and children are welcome to cool off in the water. Other park features include air conditioned restrooms, rinse showers, picnic area and plenty of shade.

Padre Island National Seashore


20420 Park Road 22

One of Corpus Christi's prettiest beach view! Padre Island National Seashore separates the Gulf of Mexico from the Laguna Madre, one of a few hypersaline lagoons in the world. The park protects 70 miles of coastline, dunes, prairies, and wind tidal flats teeming with life. It is a safe nesting ground for the Kemp’s Ridley sea turtle and a haven for 380 bird species. It also has a rich history, including the Spanish shipwrecks of 1554.