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Area cooling centers open to beat the heat

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jul 06, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-22 12:00:32-04

The National Weather Service is predicting a hot weekend ahead of us with heat indices of 105 to 109 with mostly sunny skies.

High humidity and high temperatures in crease the risk of heat-related illnesses. Heat stroke and heat exhaustion can take place.

La Retama Central Library will be available to the public as a cooling center throughout the weekend. It will be open daily from noon to 6 p.m.

La Retama Central Public Library
805 Comanche Street

Senior Centers
Ethel Eyerly Senior Center
654 Graham Road

Garden Senior Center
5325 Greely Drive

Lindale Senior Center
3135 Swantner Drive

Public Libraries

La Retama Central Public Library
805 Comanche Street

Anita W. & W.T. Neyland Public Library
1230 Carmel Parkway

Ben F. McDonald Public Library
4044 Greenwood Drive
826-2356 (Open until 7 p.m.)

Owen R. Hopkins Public Library
3202 McKinzie Road
(Open until 7 p.m.)

Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library
5930 Brockhampton Street
826-2360 (Open until 7 p.m.)

Janet F. Harte Public Library
2629 Waldron Road
826-2310 (Open Until 7 p.m.)

Public Pools
Hours of operation vary by location:

  • Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive - Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway – Closed for Games of Texas
  • West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road – Open 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive - Open 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • H-E-B Pool, 1520 Shely Street – Closed
  • Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive – Closed due to lifeguards out with COVID-19

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 on-call officers for calls concerning pets left outside in the heat.

Nueces County

Monday thru Friday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m.

  • Banquete Community Center

4359 4th Street, Highway 44, Banquete, TX

  • Hilltop Community Center (No Weekend Service)

11425 Leopard Street, Corpus Christi, TX 78410

  • David Berlanga Community Center

1513 2nd St., Agua Dulce, TX 78330

  • Driscoll Community Center

200 East 6th Street, Driscoll, TX 78351

  • Bishop Community Center

102 West Joyce, Bishop, TX 78343
Nueces County Libraries:

  • Keach Family Library (Mon. – Thurs. 10: a.m. to 8:00 p.m; Fri. – Sat. 10: a.m. to 3:00 p.m.)

1000 Terry Shamsie Blvd.. Robstown, TX 78380

  • Bishop Library (Monday – Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.)

115 Ash Street. Bishop, TX 78343

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.

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

The City remains in Stage One of the Drought Contingency Plan, residents are reminded to conserve water.

For more information on City cooling centers, visit