City Preparing for Extreme Temperatures this Weekend

Cooling Centers Available this Weekend

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In anticipation of high temperatures and high relative humidity leading to elevated heat index values over the next several days, the City of Corpus Christi is making several facilities available to the public to keep cool. 

City libraries will operate regular hours on Saturday:



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 City facility for cooling. For more information, go to

Other Cooling Alternatives

City swimming pools, splash pads, and the Bayfront Park Fountain are open with free admission as a cooling alternative. NOTE: All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised at all times by an adult age 16+. 

Public Pools:

Hours of operation vary by location:

  • Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive

Saturday Lap Swim 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Open Swim 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Sunday Lap Swim 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Open Swim 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.                                                                         

  • Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway 

Saturday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

  • West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road

Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive

Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • H-E-B Pool, 1520 Shely Street

Saturday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sunday 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

  • Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive  

Temporarily Closed

Splash Pads:

  • Lindale Park Splash Pad, 3133 Swantner Drive, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Bill Witt Park Splash Pad, 6869 Yorktown Boulevard, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
  • Manuel Q. Salinas Park Splash Pad, 1354 Airport Road, Open 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Bayfront Park Fountain

1309 North Shoreline Boulevard

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

Pet Safety

Animal Care Services will have officers responding to 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

The City remains in 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 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 emerge, move to a cooler location, rest for 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 needing help.

For media inquiries, contact Public Information Manager Robert Gonzales at 361-826-3233 or