There's no shortage of scenic views in the Gulf Coast Capital which means there are plentiful picnic spots too! Whether it's a family outing, date, or special occasion, we've got just the place for you to plan your next picnic.

Cole Park

Popular for families, Cole Park offers something for everyone! This Downtown Corpus Christi park offers a large playground, brand new fishing pier, skatepark, an amphitheater, and a gorgeous view of the Corpus Christi skyline and sunsets.


Labonte Park

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.


Lake Corpus Christi State Park

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.


Whitecap Beach

Nothing beats a meal with a view. A picnic at the beach makes for the perfect day with the family! Pack your bag with snacks and sunscreen and enjoy the sights and sounds at the beach.


Oso Bay Wetlands Preserve & Learning Center

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 after enjoying a nice picnic with a view of the bay!


South Texas Botanical Gardens & Nature Center

FLORA, FAUNA. FUN! Enjoy floral exhibits, nature trails, butterflies, and birds while enjoying a family picnic on the grounds.


North Bayfront Park

This 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, a picnic area, and plenty of shade!


Padre Island National Seashore

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. The Malaquite Visitor Center has plenty of shade, picnic tables, and restrooms to give you the best picnic yet!


We can't wait to see how you coast in Corpus Christi! Just remember to leave our beaches and parks cleaner than you found it so these beloved spots can be beautiful for years to come. Visit our tips for responsible beach goers before picnicking!