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Parks and Recreation Department to relocate

Posted: 3:33 PM, Jan 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-07 20:38:27-05

Corpus Christi city officials said the Parks and Recreation Department has outgrown its current work space inside City Hall.

Parks and Rec officials told KRIS 6 News this move has been in the works for more than a year, and they plan to be out of their existing offices by the end of the month.

Over the next month, workers will be packing up and moving to several new locations including three city-owned houses in Heritage Park and a space at the Oveal Williams Senior Center.

A city spokesperson Kim Womack says the move is not expected to impact Parks and Recreation operations.

“Most cities have Parks and Rec outside of their City Hall because they need to be more nimble in regards to the programming they provide, because it’s after hours, in the evening, and on Saturdays,” Womack said. “So this will give them a little more flexibility than the straight 8 to 5 hours of City Hall.”

The vacancy at City Hall opens the door for several other city departments in need of more space.

“Whether it be Code Enforcement, Human Resources, there’s a variety of needs, so we’ll look at those needs and best suit the departments to the space that’s been vacated,” Womack said.

Another possibility of who will fill the vacancy is Congressman Michael Cloud. A representative with his office says the Congressional District has been looking to potentially relocate, and Corpus Christi City Hall is one of several options they have explored. However, no official decision has been made about the move.