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Cooling centers open as high temperatures continue in Corpus Christi and Nueces County

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Jun 12, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-28 14:54:31-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX — The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Corpus Christi and Nueces County from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. today, August 28.

"Hot temperatures and high humidity will increase the risk of heat-related illnesses, including heat exhaustion and heat stroke," said city officials.

In response to the heat advisory, the City of Corpus Christi has made several cooling centers available to the public.

The Corpus Christi Regional Transportation Authority will allow individuals to ride fare-free upon telling their Bus Operator they will travel to the nearest cooling center. For more information, go to [].

Please see the list of cooling centers below :

Senior Centers

  • Ethel Eyerly Senior Center
    Address: 654 Graham Road, Phone: 361-826-2330
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Garden Senior Center
    Address: 5325 Greely Drive, Phone: 361-826-2345
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Lindale Senior Center
    Address: 3135 Swatner Drive, Phone: 361-826-2340
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Northwest Senior
    Address: 9725 Up River Road, Phone: 361-826-2320
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
  • Broadmoor Senior Center
    Address: 1651 Tarlton Street, Phone: 361-826-3138
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Oveal Williams Senior Center
    Address: 1414 Martin Luther King Dr., Phone: 361-826-2305
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Public Libraries

  • La Retama Central Public Library
    Address: 805 Comanche Street, Phone: 361-826-7000
    Hours: 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Ben F. McDonald Public Library
    Address: 4044 Greenwood Drive, Phone: 361-826-2356
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Anita & W.T. Neyland Public Library
    Address: 1230 Carmel Parkway, Phone: 361-826-2370
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
  • Owen R. Hopkins Public Library
    Address: 3202 McKinzie Road, Phone: 361-826-2350
    Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Dr. Clotilde P. Garcia Public Library
    5930 Brockhampton Street, Phone: 361-826-2360
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Janet F. Harte Public Library
    2629 Waldron Road, Phone: 361-826-2310
    Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Public Pools:

The City's pools, splash pads, and the Bayfront Park Fountain are open with free admission as a cooling alternative. All children under the age of eight must be accompanied and supervised by an adult aged 16 and older.

Hours of Operation Vary by Location:

  • Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive - Open Lap Swim 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Open Swim 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Collier Pool is not open for Open Swim on Mondays.
  • Corpus Christi Natatorium, 3202 Cabaniss Parkway – Open 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • West Guth Pool, 9705 Up River Road – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Greenwood Pool, 4305 Greenwood Drive - Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • H-E-B Pool, 1520 Shely Street – Open 2:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • Oso Pool, 1109 Bernice Drive – Temporarily Closed.

Splash Pads:

  • All splash pads will be open Saturday through Monday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.


  • Public pools and splash pads are recommended as alternative cooling areas for the weekend.

    • All splash pads will be open Tuesday through Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., Closed on Monday for Maintenance.
    • Public Pools Winter Schedule: Collier Pool, 3801 Harris Drive –
      • Lap Swim: Monday through Friday, 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.; 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Recreation/Lap Swim: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 pm. Recreation/Lap Swim: Saturday – Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

    For details, go to:

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 adequate water, 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 moderate sugar.
  • Plan a 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 more information on City cooling centers, visit [].