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City said it is prepared for Spring Break influx

Posted at 11:24 PM, Mar 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-07 00:26:06-05

CORPUS CHRISTI,Texas — Corpus Christi city leaders said they are prepared for the influx of visitors coming here for Spring Break.

During a news conference at the Lawrence Street T-head, city staff announced improvements and unveiled an action plan.

Massive crowds with families, college students and folks from all over are expected to make their way to area beaches.

For Peter Zanoni, this will be his first Spring Break here in Corpus Christi as its city manager.

Zanoni said many improvements have been made such as filling in potholes, paving new roads, and freshly cut grass at the parks just in time for Spring Break.

Yet, a major issue visitors need to know about the dangers of rip currents in area waters.

Signs have been placed along the beach to make visitors aware, and the city said it is taking additional proactive steps.

“We also have volunteers that'll be handing out informational pamphlets and bracelets, and just letting people know: be careful of the waters because they can be very dangerous,” Zanoni said.

The Corpus Christi Police Department will be adding more officers on patrols at the beach and nearby areas.

“Now if the beach ends up not being real busy, we'll send the extra units Downtown or where the people seemed to be gathering at,” said CCPD Capt. Trenade Paddock-Roberts.

There are also a few things city officials would like Spring Breakers to keep in mind:

  • No glass containers are allowed on the beach.
  • Campfires are allowed, but they must be restricted.
  • Pallets are not allowed on the beach, and if you decide to park on the beach you must have a beach permit.
  • Lastly, officials advise folks to keep the beaches clean.

“But in addition to that we also have trash bag stations along the way, and plenty of trash cans for individuals to leave it better than they found it," said Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation spokeswoman Lisa Oliver. "That's the campaign: Leave it better than you found it.”