City Cooling Centers Available

Keep Cool During Extreme Temperatures Today

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In response to the heat indices reaching extreme temperatures today, the City of Corpus Christi would like to remind residents that the City’s cooling centers will be open to the public and available for extended hours. Please see the list below for facility names, addresses, and operating hours:

Senior Centers

Ethel Eyerly Senior Center              654 Graham                                       826-2330

9:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Broadmoor Senior Center               1651 Tarlton                                      826-3139

10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Garden Senior Center                      5325 Greely                                       826-2345

8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M

Lindale Senior Center                      3135 Swantner                                  826-2340

8:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Northwest Senior Center                 9725 Up River Road                          826-2321

10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Oveal Williams                                  1414 Martin Luther King                  826-2306

10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Zavala Activity Center                      510 Osage                                          826-3099

7:30 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Library                          805 Comanche                      826-7055           

10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M.

Ben F. McDonald Public Library                 4044 Greenwood                  826-7055       

10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Janet F. Harte Public Library                      2629 Waldron                        826-7055        

10:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library                 3202 McKinzie                       826-7055          

9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M.

For more information, visit or call the City’s Customer Service Call Center at 361-826-CITY (2489).

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 would also 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.