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Corpus Christi park compliance officers will be patrolling Labonte Park for the Easter weekend

Posted at 7:39 PM, Apr 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-19 20:39:57-04


Labonte Park is a major hot spot for families to enjoy time together during the Easter weekend.

However, with loads of fun, comes responsibility.

Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation compliance officers will be patrolling the area making sure guests are following the rules and regulations the park has in place.

Park compliance officers say safety is key. They are aware that many families visit Labonte Park for the Easter holiday.

Officers want patrons to be mindful of others, especially the children that are at the park.

For many families, spending the holiday at Labonte Park is an Easter tradition.

“We spend a lot of time together with our family at the house almost every holiday and this is a very important holiday for us,” guest Herman Vasquez says.

But there are guidelines to follow with all the fun.

Among the most important rules include:

  • No alcohol or glass containers allowed.
  • Dogs are welcome, but they must be on a leash.
  • No campfires or fireworks are allowed at the park.

KRIS 6 News rode with park compliance officer Todd Jensen during an inspection of the park.

Sunday will be the seventh Easter that Jensen has patrolled Labonte Park.

That experience has trained him to keep a close eye on the park.

“Just be careful if you’re driving through, drive slowly especially after it gets dark,” he said. “Because the kids will be riding their bicycles and toys and everything else up and down the service road.”

It’s simple advice that can keep a fun weekend with family from turning tragic.

Another popular park for families on Easter is West Guth Park.

Officials want to remind folks that park rules apply there, too.

However, there is no camping at West Guth.