Splash with the kids in Corpus Christi pools and splash pads
Corpus Christi knows how to make kids smile year-round: You’ve gotta have splash! With two all-season swim centers as well as several public pools and splash pads, kids and parents alike can appreciate the variety of programs and special events available throughout the year.
CORPUS CHRISTI NATATORIUM
Newly renovated and open year-round, the Natatorium is the place to stay in shape, train for special events, or host a great party for a crowd. The tile floor of the indoor Olympic-size pool now boasts lane stripes for competitive events. The pool's deep end has five diving boards. The Natatorium is conveniently located at 3202 Cabiness Parkway and open seven days a week. Check seasonal schedules for specific hours, events, and prices.
The unique Collier Pool is the city's second year-round pool. The newly renovated outdoor facility includes a heated six-lane pool designed to encourage year-round swimming and family fun. The outdoor area includes a big bucket dump and other fun features along with picnic tables and a relaxation area. Also reconstructed and redesigned at Collier are a pool and fountain area, deck, and bathhouse. Collier Pool is located at 3801 Harris Drive.
These following five additional pools are open during the summer, typically between mid-June and early August.
Another renovated city pool, Greenwood's primary attraction is the Big Triple Waterslide, which is sure to be a favorite for fun come next summer! The pool is located at 4305 Greenwood Drive.
Especially designed for younger children, the zero-depth splash pad gives youngsters confidence as they learn to swim. Toddlers especially love to play in the water, while parents love the cabanas and party-concession area. H-E-B Pool sponsors an annual Doggy Dip for owners and their four-legged pets! It's located at 1520 Shely St.
At 1109 Bernice Drive, family-oriented Oso Pool is situated in a park setting in a residential area of the city. Lifeguards are always present during swim hours. The Oso pool is also accessible to disabled citizens.
The most popular programs at this pool, which is located at 926 Coke St., are the free group swim lessons offered by Corpus Christi Parks and Recreation Department. The pool recently underwent $700,000 in repairs.
WEST GUTH POOL
Another of Corpus Christi's recently refurbished pools, the pool at West Guth park, 9705 Up River Road, reopened in July 2018 after being closed for the whole season the previous year. It now features zero-depth entry, a climbing wall, and new water features.
As with all Corpus Christi public pools, admission is free for children under age 2, $1 for youth, $3 for adults, and $1.25 for seniors.
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