Extreme Temperatures Expected Through the Weekend

City Offering Ways To Beat The Heat To Include Cooling Centers

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – 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.

“The City of Corpus Christi is immediately responding to protect our residents from the extreme heat. I urge all residents to take precaution," said Mayor Paulette Guajardo. "City facilities are open to serve you.”

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


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

Pet Safety

Animal Care Services will have on-call officers for calls concerning pets left outside in the heat.

Tips for keeping pets safe in extreme heat:

  • Bring pets inside
  • Never leave your pet in a car
  • Give your pet extra water
  • Protect your pet's paws from hot surfaces

Water Conservation

As the City approaches Stage One of the Drought Contingency Plan, residents are reminded to conserve water.

Heat Safety Tips

Overall, the best defense against heat-related illness is prevention. Stay cool, drink plenty of fluids, wear cool clothing and monitor strenuous outdoor activities.

The City also would like to remind everyone about the precautions you can take to reduce your risk of heat exhaustion and heatstroke. The Texas Department of State Health Services advises:

  • Never leave anyone, including animals, in a closed, parked vehicle. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids, but avoid drinks with alcohol, caffeine, or a lot of sugar.
  • Plan strenuous outdoor activity for early mornings or evenings when it's cooler.
  • Take frequent breaks when working outside.
  • Signs and symptoms of heat illness include dizziness, heavy sweating, nausea, headaches, and muscle cramps. If signs and symptoms begin to emerge, move to a cooler location, rest a few minutes, and slowly drink a cool liquid. Immediately seek medical attention if conditions do not improve and tell someone to observe you.
  • Frequently check on the elderly, the ill, and others who may need help.

For more information on City cooling centers, visit www.cctexas.com/coolingcenters or call the City's Customer Service Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).

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