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Corpus Christi Area Cooling Centers


SOURCE: City of Corpus Christi, Nueces County

The National Weather Service predicts an extended period of intense heat Friday through early next week. The maximum heat index values could exceed 110° degrees for inland portions of the City during the afternoon hours. A Heat Advisory has been issued for Friday from 1:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and may be issued for Saturday and Sunday.

In addition to the heat, a plume of Saharan dust will move into the area on Sunday causing hazy conditions. Residents susceptible to particle pollution should consider reducing their activity levels or shortening the amount of time spent active outdoors.

In response to the extreme temperatures, the City of Corpus Christi will make cooling centers available to the public for extended hours. The cooling centers will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. starting on Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12.

Please see the list below for facility names and addresses:

Senior Centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center               654 Graham Road                             826-2330

Garden Senior Center                      5325 Greely Drive                             826-2345

Lindale Senior Center                      3135 Swantner Drive                         826-2340

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Library                805 Comanche Street                        826-7000          

Ben F. McDonald Public Library        4044 Greenwood Drive                     826-2356

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library       3202 McKinzie Road                         826-2350

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library 5930 Brockhampton Street               826-2360

CCRTA

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will allow individuals to ride fare-free upon telling their Bus Operator that they’ll be traveling to the nearest cooling center. For more information go to http://www.ccrta.org

City Pools

The City's pools, splash pads, and Bayfront Park Fountain are open with free admission as a cooling alternative.

  • Collier Pool- 3801 Harris Drive, 78411
    • LAP SWIM ONLY
      • Monday–Friday 5:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m.
      • Wednesday–Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
    • GENERAL SWIM
      • Tuesday 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Two lap swim lanes available)
      • Wednesday–Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Closed Monday)
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  • Corpus Christi Natatorium- 3202 Cabaniss Parkway, 78415
    • LAP SWIM ONLY
      • Monday–Friday 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Closed Wednesday)
    • GENERAL SWIM
      • Monday–Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Two lap swim lanes available) (Closed Wednesday)
      • Saturday & Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Two lap swim lanes available)
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  • West Guth Pool- 9705 Up River Road, 78410
    • GENERAL SWIM
      • Wednesday–Friday 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
      • Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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  • Greenwood Pool- 4305 Greenwood Drive, 78416
    • GENERAL SWIM
      • Wednesday–Friday 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Closed Monday & Tuesday)
      • Saturday & Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
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  • H-E-B Pool- 1520 Shely Street, 78404
    • GENERAL SWIM
      • Friday–Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Closed Wednesday & Thursday)
  • Oso Pool- 1111 Bernice Drive, 78412
    • GENERAL SWIM
      • Friday–Tuesday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. (Closed Wednesday & Thursday)

NOTE: All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult age 16+. 

City Splash Pads

Open Tuesday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Closes Mondays for maintenance.

  • Manuel Q. Salinas Park, 1354 Airport Road, 78405
  • Bill Witt Park, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, 78414
  • Lindale Park, 3133 Swantner Drive, 78404

Bayfront Park Fountain

1309 North Shoreline Boulevard

 Open daily from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

“Safe Fun-Fit”

"Safe Fun-Fit at the Bayfront" will occur at The Water's Edge, 402 South Shoreline Boulevard, on Saturday, June 11. The exercise and wellness event will be held at the Islanders Pavilion next to the playground.

The Nueces County cooling centers open Friday, June 10 through Sunday, June 12, 11a-7pm. Those are below:


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