Ribbon Cutting and Art Dedication for Collier Pool

Completion of City Bond 2012 Reconstruction Project & Public Art Dedication

When:    Monday, June 18, at 12:00 p.m.

Where:   3801 Harris Drive

Who:      Mayor Joe McComb and Council Members

              Interim City Manager Keith Selman

              E. Jay Ellington, Director, Parks & Recreation Department

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department invites the public to the ribbon cutting of Collier Pool  along with the dedication of the public art entitled ‘Wind and Wave.’

This $2.5 million reconstruction project was made possible by a voter-approved 2012 City Bond. The pool was closed in January 2016 and had a soft opening on June 27, 2017, for the summer season programs.

“Collier Pool is a wonderful facility for everyone to enjoy and stay active. This 158,714-gallon state-of-the-art pool was designed with ideas and wishes from residents of all ages. The six lap lanes serve swimmers seeking conditioning and it features a zero-depth entry, the big water bucket dunk and other wet and wild play features kids want,” said Director of Parks & Recreation Department E. Jay Ellington.

This heated year-round pool offers general swim, lap swim, swim lessons, along with pool party rentals.

The dedication of the fabricated galvanized steel sculpture entitled ‘Wind and Wave’ will be held during this event. The 16-foot high by 30-foot long by 10-foot wide canopy structure is comprised of the silhouettes of Texas birds.

This artwork was designed and fabricated by Monument Fine Art and Sculpture Conservation, LLC. San Antonio-based artists Paul Seeman and Andrew Malczewski, who were inspired by the countless birds that soar above the Texas Coast, the city of Corpus Christi, and our community. Both artists have personally exhibited nationally and internationally. The pair formed Monument Fine Art and Sculpture Conservation, LLC. after meeting as students, where they each earned a Masters of Fine Arts degree from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi.

The funding for the sculpture was made possible with Hotel Occupancy Tax Funds through the City’s Percent for Art Ordinance which sets aside 1.25% of qualifying capital construction project costs for public art. This program is overseen by the Arts & Cultural Commission.

For more information about the reconstructed pool and ribbon cutting, contact Mr. Ellington at (361) 826-3464 or JayEll@cctexas.com.

For more information about the aquatics programs and hours of operation, visit www.ccparkandrec.com (Swim Programs & Pools), view video about Corpus Christi City Pools, or call the Aquatics Office at (361) 826-3465.  

Reasonable accommodations are provided upon request and in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. For assistance or to request a reasonable accommodation, please call (361) 826-3465 at least 48 hours in advance.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!

Ribbon cutting II
Collier Ribbon Cutting